Opera in the Castle

Enjoy this thrilling experience with us!

 

THE NEXT OPERA SEASON AT THE CASTLE

Will be 25 – 27 October 2019

Buy Tickets here!

Tickets can also be purchased from the Sunshine Castle (during opening hours) over the counter or by phoning
07 54484477

For further information please visit www.undergroundopera.com.au

 

A Knight of Opera in the Castle

The Underground Opera Company in partnership with the Sunshine Castle offer “Opera in the Castle” concerts on the last weekend of March and October every year (where dates allow).

True to the Underground Opera Company’s motto of offering „ accessible Opera in exhilerating spaces, the Castle Great Hall is the show-piece of the Castle and provides the most unique, intimate Opera to tourists and visitors from all over Queensland and Australia.

The Underground Opera Company transforms the Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli into the Opera house of the Sunshine Coast when Opera in the Castle hits the stage successfully since 2012, exceeding 30 outstanding Opera shows in 2016.

With complimentary canapés served during interval in the castle courtyard and an audience limited to 100, Opera in the Castle has set the standard for an intimate evening with Underground Opera. “We have seen some incredible performances from our outstanding casts and every year is better. Beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting.”

“I laughed, I cried, I cheered. It is rare that a performance deserves a standing ovation but I was straight to my feet even during the performance. The voices are magnificent and with such an accessible program even my husband is now converted”.

Opera Fan

A Knight of Opera in the Castle

The Underground Opera Company in partnership with the Sunshine Castle offer “Opera in the Castle” concerts on the last weekend of March and October every year (where dates allow).

True to the Underground Opera Company’s motto of offering „ accessible Opera in exhilerating spaces, the Castle Great Hall is the show-piece of the Castle and provides the most unique, intimate Opera to tourists and visitors from all over Queensland and Australia.

The Underground Opera Company transforms the Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli into the Opera house of the Sunshine Coast when Opera in the Castle hits the stage successfully since 2012, exceeding 30 outstanding Opera shows in 2016.

 

Founder and producer Bruce Edwards, a miner of twenty years experience, is excited with the future of the Company. “The audiences have certainly voiced their approval, by making us Ticketmaster’s top rated Opera Company in the Country, so I think we might be doing something right” said Bruce.

Opera in the Castle features some of Australia’s finest performers. “I am very fortunate to be able to produce concerts with such extraordinary performers in such breathtaking spaces” said Bruce.  “It is amazing when you can sit in a space only meters away from voices that have performed at some of the best Opera Houses in the world.  The intimate concerts, like Opera in the Castle, showcase these magnificent voices.”

 

“They transform the audible into something physical and break down the barrier between audience and performer,” he continued.  “Personally, if I am watching a show, I like to feel like I am part of it and this is what I want our audience to feel”.

With complimentary canapés served during interval in the castle courtyard and an audience limited to 100, Opera in the Castle has set the standard for an intimate evening with Underground Opera. “We have seen some incredible performances from our outstanding casts and every year is better. Beautiful music and extraordinary voices in a wonderful setting.”

 

“I laughed, I cried, I cheered. It is rare that a performance deserves a standing ovation but I was straight to my feet even during the performance. The voices are magnificent and with such an accessible program even my husband is now converted”.

Opera Fan

NEW West End to Broadway in the Castle

Check for upcoming dates here

The Movie Musicals. Buy Tickets

Featuring some of the country’s finest musical theatre performers, the show will dazzle guests with incredible renditions of showstoppers from the golden years of Hollywood, and more!

  • Tue
    01
    Jan
    2019
    10.30am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Wed
    02
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Thu
    03
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Fri
    04
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Sat
    05
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Sun
    06
    Jan
    2019
    10am-3pmCourtyard

    Fairy Jemma invites to the courtyard for her funtastic party games and crafting

  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Sat
    12
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Sun
    13
    Jan
    2019
    10am-3pmCourtyard

    Fairy Jemma invites to the courtyard for her funtastic party games and crafting

  • Mon
    14
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Wed
    16
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard or great hall and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle.

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019
    10am-3pmCourtyard

    Fairy Jemma invites to the courtyard for her funtastic party games and crafting

  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Wed
    23
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Fri
    25
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Sat
    26
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    Join the team for some fair dinkum activities like

    • The Great Aussie Thong Shoot Archery Competition
    • Take a turn at the Cop-a-Sponge pillory.
    • Have a cracker of a time when Sir Justyn interrupts the goings on with his Cannon Fire Hazaar
    • Learn how Australia may have more medieval cred than you originally thought!
  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    Join the team for some fair dinkum activities like

    • The Great Aussie Thong Shoot Archery Competition
    • Take a turn at the Cop-a-Sponge pillory.
    • Have a cracker of a time when Sir Justyn interrupts the goings on with his Cannon Fire Hazaar
    • Learn how Australia may have more medieval cred than you originally thought!
  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019
  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Find out more about the playful challenges and games of the medieval era.

     

  • Fri
    29
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    4:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Mon
    15
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Tue
    16
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, magic and the Middle Ages. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
  • Sat
    18
    May
    2019
    9:30am - 2:30pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Find out more about the playful challenges and games of the medieval era.

     

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Find out more about the playful challenges and games of the medieval era.

     

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Thu
    04
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Fri
    05
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Mon
    08
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Thu
    11
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join our resident knight Sir Justyn when he talks about myths, facts and everything Middle Ages on our Castle Tours which start at 10:15 am and 1 pm in the Courtyard. Try your skill at medieval archery and handle some armour and weapons.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Meet Luna, the owl, and learn about the birds of prey or get your photo taken. An individual owl hold is available at an extra cost.

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2019
    5:30 pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    TICKETS

    The Sunshine Castle and Raptor Vision invite you to join us during the Winter School Holidays for 'A Knight with Owls'. Discover the magic of the Castle by night as Raptor Vision introduces you to the these beautiful Owls and educates you about their habitat, lifestyle and conservation - whilst the Owls swoosh over you heads with dignity and grace.

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Enjoy a royal spread of crown making accessories and become the royal of your dreams with your own crown to wear.

  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Find out more about the playful challenges and games of the medieval era.

     

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019
    3:00 pm

    Due to set up and preparations for the Curated Plate event 'A Royal Feast of Opera' the castle closes early on Saturday 10th August. Thank you for understanding.

  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019
  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019
    11am - 3pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Hold a sword, try on some armour, get knighted or get your photo taken in the stocks.

     

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmCourtyard

    Armour handling and archery were the past-times of young knights in training. Hold a sword, try on some armour, get knighted or get your photo taken in the stocks.

     

  • Sun
    22
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Mon
    23
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Wed
    25
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle. Medieval trivia talk at 11am in the Courtyard.

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle. Medieval trivia talk at 11am in the Courtyard.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle. Medieval trivia talk at 11am in the Courtyard.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle. Medieval trivia talk at 11am in the Courtyard.

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle

    The talks & displays take place in the courtyard and are in addition to the regular archery, jousting and arms & armour activities on admission to the castle. Medieval trivia talk at 11am in the Courtyard.

  • Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Wed
    02
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Fri
    04
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019
    10am - 3pmSunshine Castle Courtyard

    Join us in the Courtyard for some fun games & crafting activities. Activities are free with regular castle admission. Children need to be supervised by an adult.

  • Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    7:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    7:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    3:00 pm

    Due to set up and preparations for the 'Opera in the Castle' the castle closes early on Sunday 27th October. Thank you for understanding. Book your tickets here.

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    4:00 pmGreat Hall

    Underground Opera presents: Opera in the Castle

    Buy Ticket

    Find out more

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