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Surrender Your Soul, SÉANCE Has Returned To Sydney

By Jessica Best
8th Apr 2021

large shipping container in the middle of city

Get ready to surrender your soul—Australia’s scariest experience is returning to Sydney and you need tickets, stat.

Brought to you by Darkfield Australia, the brains behind that terrifying shipping container known as SÉANCE, are coming in hot with their first installation of 2021. Set to play at Bay 43 in an old warehouse space at Circular Quay, SÉANCE will be a next-level immersive experience that uses binaural sound to basically scare the living shiz out of you.

While SÉANCE previously played in Sydney back in 2017 in a shipping container, this time around you’ll be in for a slightly different take with producers of the event also looking for other sites to host previous Darkfield productions like FLIGHT and COMA as well.

If you’ve never hit one of these spine-tingling experiences before, Darkfield combines a heap of multi-sensory audio in complete darkness which usually takes place in a purpose-built signature shipping container. Participants are in for an experience involving audio and sensory deprivation and special effects, which put you at the centre of a story completely at odds with the space.

“We’ve had many different responses to SÉANCE. Some people find the darkness soothing, while for others, it is terrifying. Some people have even tried to escape,” says creator Glen Neath, of UK-based Darkfield.

Sure, this doesn’t sound too scary until you realise that the whole experience is more like a psychological experiment to mess with us, because though the only senses being engaged are touch and sound, the audio is designed to make punters conjure up imagery and question what is real and what isn’t. 

SÉANCE will run at various times from Tuesdays through to Sundays at Bay 43, Circular Quay from 8 April until 30 June 2021. Each Session runs for 20 minutes at $20 per person.

Grab your tickets here.

The Details

What: SÉANCE
When: Thursday 8 April until Thursday 30 April
Where: Bay 43, Circular Quay
Cost: $20 per person

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Image credit: Darkfield

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