$30 - $76
Music & Lyrics by
Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture Written & Directed by
Musical Supervision by
Luke Di Somma
Musical Direction by
Guy has given up the dream – he’s about to sell his guitar and accept his fate of repairing vacuum cleaners for the rest of his life, when the Girl walks into his life, broken hoover in hand; hope in her heart.
The winner of eight Tony Awards, Once is an original, enchanting show about the power of music – and how the right notes can reignite your heart.
Recreating the music-steeped streets of Dublin with performers singing, dancing and playing instruments live on-stage, a show like this only comes around Once.
“A gem of a show. Once wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great sounds, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft… at this point in Broadway history, this feels down-right revolutionary.”
New York Post
- Media Release
- 19 June 2021: opening night
- 21 June 2021: forum (a special performance where audiences get to ask cast and crew questions after the show)
- 22 June 2021: Pay What You Can
- 17 July 2021: matinee performance at 2pm
- 24 July 2021: closing night
Subscriptions for our 2021 Meridian Energy Season are open now, giving you priority bookings, discounted tickets and more!
Alternatively, you can book individual tickets for Once here.
Prices range between the following amounts, depending when you book in the season.
Top tip: tickets are always cheapest in the first two weeks of the season, when we offer our earlybird discount.
Christopher Alan Moore
Luke Di Somma
Lighting and AV Designer
"...balancing joyous spectacle with delicate closeness. It’s bittersweet and touching, thoroughly deserving of opening night’s standing ovation."
"...a rare jewel of a thing, an exploration of the human heart that touches on the immigrant experience and the bittersweet realities of life and love."
""Amy Straker is a warm-hearted, genuine and musically-talented Girl whose deadpan delivery makes the most of Enda Walsh’s clever, witty script. She has a strong partner in Cameron Douglas’s equally capable and engaging Guy." - Stuff "
"One of the best things to happen to Broadway in the past decade. An exquisite reminder of theatre’s singular capacity to transport us."
"A love story played with fierce sincerity and unexpected honesty. "
The Wall Street Journal
"Pure, moving and inventive… It is a study in how to beautifully adapt a movie to the stage. In many ways, in fact, this Once is better than the original."
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