An indisputable masterpiece of twentieth century theatre is revisited in this landmark production, with David Wenham tackling one of the most challenging roles in the dramatic canon.
A dark magic possesses the Massachusetts town of Salem. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard – no one is beyond suspicion, indeed even the meekest neighbour could be consorting with the Devil. As investigations into witchcraft reach their highest pitch, a young woman points a condemning finger at Elizabeth, the blameless wife of John Proctor. But Proctor finds he cannot save her without unearthing his own black sin.
Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible at the height of the McCarthyist witch-hunts, but as the decades roll on it has emerged as a timeless classic – the notions of ‘accuser’ and ‘accused’ burning as fervently today as when it was written.
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Standing room tickets to The Crucible are now available for certain performances.
Standing room is a space set aside at the back of the stalls area in The Sumner where audience members can lean against a cushioned, angled bench accommodating the width of a regular seat per person. Tickets for a position in this area are only available for certain productions and performances, and only when all other tickets to that performance have been sold. The Standing Room section operates on a General Admission basis – you cannot reserve a particular position in advance. Tickets for a position in this area cannot be exchanged for seats at any time.
Tickets are $29 and are strictly for use only within the designated section.
Please note that the performance lasts for two hours and 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval) and you will be required to stand for the duration.
How to purchase ticket
Simply select an available performance date from the booking area (right), select the stalls area and the available seats at the rear, and you will be offered the Standing Room price.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Southbank Theatre Box Office or by calling 03 8688 0800.
Please note: there is a limit of two tickets per person, and transaction fees apply.
Please note that the first late-comers entry point is 40 minutes into the performance to avoid disturbances to the cast and other audience members. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before the start time on your ticket.