Be our guest in Sydney – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST presales begin October 31!

Experience the magic of Disney’s new production of Beauty and the Beast with tickets for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit musical on pre-sale from 9am Monday 31st October 2022. Since announcing the Sydney season of Beauty, audiences have embraced the news resulting in one of the largest waitlists for tickets ever seen for a musical in Australia.

Those who sign up to the waitlist at before midday Thursday 27th October 2022 will have first access to tickets. General public tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday 3 November 2022.

The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Frozen begins performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from June 2023.

With spectacular new sets, costume designs and state-of-the-art technology fused with this beloved, classic story, the timeless romance of Belle and her Beast will be brought to life on stage by an Australian cast performing with all the spectacle and grandeur that audiences expect from a Disney production. Members of the creative team from the original, ground-breaking Broadway musical have returned to reimagine this classic tale. Olivier Award nominee Matt West directs and choreographs, leading a team that includes original composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, book writer Linda Woolverton, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz. The team collectively received five Tony® nominations and a win for Hould-Ward’s costume design, when Disney first debuted Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 28 years ago.

Casting for the Australian premiere season, including our own Belle and Beast, will be announced in coming months.Based on the 1991 film – the first animated feature ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture – Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway in April 1994 and garnered nine Tony nominations and one win. It played for more than 13 years on Broadway (before closing in 2007) and remains to this day one of the top 10 longest running shows in Broadway history. The 2017 live-action retelling of the animated classic starring Emma Watson quickly became the highest grossing live action film musical of all time, a record beaten only by The Lion King live-action release in 2019.

The original Australian production of Beauty and the Beast opened in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre in 1995 starring Rachel Beck in the role of Belle, Michael Cormick as the Beast, a young Hugh Jackman as Gaston, and the late Bert Newton as Cogsworth. The production played for over two years across Melbourne and Sydney and won the 1996 ARIA Award for Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release.

This new stage production of Beauty retains the lush period sound of the Oscar-winning and Tony® award nominated score – which brought classics including Be Our Guest and Beauty and the Beast, as well as Change in Me, added to the musical production in 1998 and retained thereafter. New dance arrangements by David Chase, have allowed original choreographer Matt West to re-visit his work. Longtime Menken collaborators Michael Kosarin and Danny Troob are musical supervisor/vocal arranger and orchestrator, respectively.

Completing the design team, Tony® award winner John Shivers is sound designer, Darryl Maloney is the video and projections designer, and David H. Lawrence is hair designer. Jim Steinmeyer is the illusions designer, as he was on the original 1994 production.

Beauty and the Beast will be produced in Australia by The Walt Disney Company and Disney Theatrical Productions, under the supervision of Thomas Schumacher.

The Australian premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to offer accessible pricing options, including some tickets available for as low as $50 (with no additional Ticketmaster transaction fee).  Those looking for the best value tickets are encouraged to look at mid-week evening performances and during school terms.

Customers who wish to buy 4 tickets at once can access great value seats in mid-week evening performances and save $20 per ticket in selected price reserves.

Groups of 8 or more are encouraged to contact the Ticketmaster groups department on [email protected] for a discount of $30 per ticket in certain price reserves.


To join the waitlist for tickets please visit www.beautyandthebeastmusical.com.au

For more information on Sydney, the major events capital of APAC, go to www.sydney.com


Header photo by Johan Persson

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of AussieTheatre.com. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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