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Allerta Reader Offers

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Sydney Theatre Company presents

The Father

John Bell returns to the Sydney Theatre Company stage in this new, beautifully constructed mystery, The Father, winner of awards in Paris, London and New York.

19 August–21 October, Wharf Theatre

Win a double pass to see The Father. Enter using the promo code FATHER. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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Musica Viva presents

TakÁcs quartet

Witness one of the world’s greatest string quartets perform the late masterpieces of Haydn, Beethoven and Dvořák. See these works brought to life by the very best with their signature drama, humour, warmth and unmatched virtuosity.

Touring nationally 10–28 August

Receive 25% off full price tickets with the promo code TAKACS25.

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Sydney & Brisbane

Australian Youth Orchestra presents

Seven Last Words

Experience the magnificently potent blend of accordion and strings as Scottish classical accordion virtuoso, James Crabb, inspires the limitless imagination of Australia's best young instrumentalists from Momentum Ensemble, powered by the Australian Youth Orchestra.

21 August at 6:30pm, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
22 August at 6:30pm, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

Win one double pass to Seven Last Words in Brisbane and Sydney. Use the promo code SEVENQLD for Brisbane and SEVENSYD for Sydney. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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City Recital Hall presents


A humorous celebration of Australian divas, June Bronhill and Dame Joan Sutherland. In this world premiere part-theatre, part-opera celebration of these two giants, soprano Amelia Farrugia becomes… Diva.

25 August, City Recital Hall

Win a double pass to Diva on Friday 25 August at 7:30pm. Enter using the promo code DIVA. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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Based on the true story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, Maudie is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame.

In selected cinemas from 24 August

Win one of 20 double passes to Maudie. Enter using the promo code MAUDIE. Competition closes 15 August 2017. 

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Sydney Contemporary Art Fair


Sydney Contemporary

Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s largest international art fair, returns with the most diverse gathering of local and international galleries. Taking place at Carriageworks, the fair presents over 90 galleries alongside a dynamic program, offering visitors the opportunity to discover and collect cutting-edge art from some of the world’s best artists.

7–10 September, Carriageworks

Receive 20% off tickets to Sydney Contemporary using the promo code OPERA.


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Andrew McKinnon Presentations

From Broadway to La Scala

Due to overwhelming demand, From Broadway to La Scala returns this November. Starring highly acclaimed singers Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa McCune, Greta Bradman and David Hobson, this unique concert experience will feature many of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries.

Touring nationally 18 November–9 December

Win a DVD of From Broadway to La Scala. Enter using the code BROADWAY. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson



Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star in Hampstead, a London-set romantic comedy about an American widow who finds unexpected love with a man living in a ramshackle hut on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

In selected cinemas from 17 August

Win one of 10 double passes. Enter using the promo code HAMPSTEAD. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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Victoria & Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule.

In selected cinemas from 14 September

Win one of 10 double passes to the Sydney premiere screening in September. Enter using the promo code VICTORIA. Competition closes 15 August 2017.

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Win a DVD


Set in one of the most explosive times in U.K. history, Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple as they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Starring Idris Elba (Luther) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire).

Guerrilla is out on DVD from 13 August

Win one of 20 of copies of Guerrilla on DVDEnter using the promo code DVD. Competition closes 15 August 2017.