The Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Sydney Festival presents Badu by Erth.

Journey into the wild wonders of our ocean with an immersive experience that features beautiful puppetry, visual effects and multimedia.

The magic of Erth Visual and Physical Theatre returns to the Australian National Maritime Museum this summer with the brand new family show Badu.

‘Badu’ is an Indigenous word meaning ‘water’ which reflects on the preciousness and the wonder of aquatic life in Sydney Harbour. 

Audience members will meet a lively cast of aquatic creatures including humpback whales, grey nurse and bull sharks, stingrays, musical mulletfish, leafy sea dragons and bioluminescent jellyfish.

Performed in the round and developed in collaboration with first nation artists Badu is a companion piece to Duba (meaning ‘ground’) also created by Erth and showing at Carriageworks in Redfern.

Recommended for families with kids aged 4-12 yrs 

Wed 6 January – Sun 24 January 2020
11:30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm
Duration: 25 minutes

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Important information: The health and safety of everyone on our site is our greatest priority. 

In line with current health advice visitors to Badu aged 12 and over are required to wear a face mask while inside the performance venue. Complimentary disposable masks will be available at the venue. 

The museum is seating visitors to this performance in line with 4sqm rule. 

Visitor numbers are kept at less than 50% venue capacity to enable greater safety and distancing. 

About Duba at Carriageworks

Innovators in the realm of visual and physical theatre, Erth and Sydney Festival are also presenting Duba at Carriageworks – a guided tour like no other. 

Duba, meaning ‘ground’ in Sydney language, leads you into the living underworld for an encounter with the seldom seen. This multi-sensory, puppetry-based experience is filled with creations inspired by work with leading international conservation zoos.

For high res images click: Badu High Res


For further information, please contact:
Steve Riethoff
Head of Communication
M: 0417 047 837