Touring to Canberra (6 Aug), Melbourne (7-8 Aug), Sydney (9-14 Aug) and Brisbane (15 Aug).
The Crowd & I is a passion project that’s been brewing for over a decade as Richard Tognetti, director Nigel Jamieson and cinematographer Jon Frank contemplate the complexity of life on our densely populated planet. Millions of people are on the move every week; some by choice, many by circumstance.
As humanity moves from a rural to urban existence, mass migration turns cities into metropolises and then into megalopolises, their boundaries blurring. The Earth comes to resemble a star, blazing with electric light. The Crowd & I contemplates this most extraordinary transformation in human history and the new ways in which we have come to live with one another, crowded together and separated from nature.
Richard Tognetti directs the ACO live on stage alongside striking imagery and footage captured from across the globe, including vast refugee camps, epic gatherings in the name of religion, and secular festivals where hedonism rules. Joy holds hands with sorrow. The Individual is inseparable from The Crowd.
In the tradition of Mountain, The Reef and Luminous, The Crowd & I promises to be a life-changing experience.
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Get the answer to frequently asked questions below, or email [email protected] if you still have queries.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend live ACO concerts?
Many of the venues we perform in require patrons to show proof of vaccination to attend events, with the exception of Llewellyn Hall in Canberra, which does not require patrons to show their vaccination status. Requirements for individual concert venues can be found at aco.com.au/covid.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes, mask-wearing is currently mandatory in indoor settings for all states we’re touring to. Click here to see the latest updates from the Federal Government.
What happens if borders to some states stay closed?
We are confident after our discussions with government and industry partners that the national and state vaccination targets will be met, and borders will reopen in time for our first interstate performances from February 2022 onwards. We have venues, flights and accommodation booked for our musicians. If some borders do remain closed refunds will be offered.
When will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be mailed out via Australia Post within five working days of your booking.
I have a credit on my account. How can I use it?
You can use your existing credit towards any ACO purchase, including live performances, StudioCasts and gift vouchers. Credits can only be redeemed by emailing [email protected] or by calling the Box Office on 1800 444 444, they are not able to be processed online.
Will my credit expire?
Credit amounts generated from
cancelled performances do not expire.
We will continue to hold onto your
credit until you decide what you would
like to do.
Can I purchase accessible seating?
Yes. If you would like to book wheelchair
or accessible seating spaces, please call
the Box Office on 1800 444 444.
Can I pay for my tickets in instalments?
Yes. Full-season Subscribers have the option to pay in instalments – pay 50% to secure your booking, and the remaining balance within the following three months.
I want to buy live concert tickets and ACO StudioCasts. Can I do that?
Yes. You can purchase both through the ACO website at aco.com.au or by calling our Box Office on 1800 444 444.
What happens if I am unable to attend a concert due to having COVID-19 or being in isolation?
If any of these apply, please contact our friendly Box Office staff at [email protected] to receive a full refund. Tickets can also be exchanged for another performance date if this is preferred (subject to availability).