Waltz into summer with free dance classes from the new year’s steamiest show,
The Merry Widow


The Sydney Opera House will become a hub of dance activity this summer as theatre-goers are treated to free waltz classes ahead of performances of the Great Gatsby-style operetta, The Merry Widow.

Led by award-winning dance coach, Jason Duff, the lessons are sure to get audiences into a toe- tapping mood ahead of the show that has critics raving for its sumptuous art deco sets, gorgeous costumes and of course the brilliant direction and choreography of Graeme Murphy.

Classes are free for all ticket holders and will be held thirty minutes before evening and matinée shows from 2-13 January 2018.

The young and young-at-heart, regardless of their dancing ability, are invited to participate in these relaxed classes, to be held on the balcony adjacent the Southern Foyer of the Sydney Opera House.

This is a fabulous opportunity for waltz enthusiasts to showcase their moves and for novices to learn a timeless skill at one of Australia’s most iconic settings, the Sydney Opera House.

“My first formal dance step was a waltz… I waltzed through countless performances and thousands of miles”, said Murphy.

Now one of the foremost leaders in Australia’s contemporary theatre culture, Murphy has come a long way since that first waltz.


2 Jan – 3 Feb 2018
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Evenings at 7:30pm: 
Tuesday to Saturday January 2 – February 3 (except Australia Day Jan 26)
Monday Evenings at 6:30pm (January 8, 15, 22, 29)
Saturday matinées at 1pm (January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3)


Southern Foyer, Sydney Opera House
No booking required
Evenings at 7:00pm: Tuesday to Saturday 2 – 13 January
Monday Evenings at 6:00pm (January 8)
Saturday matinées at 12:30pm (January 6, 13)