Air Play

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"A joy from start to finish"

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The Age


Arts Centre Melbourne presents Acrobuffos’ presents

Air Play

A comic adventure so epic it will lift you out of your seat.

Collect your boarding pass for a comic adventure so epic it will lift you out of your seat. Air Play marries the laugh out loud physical antics of New York duo Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone with the breathtaking air sculptures of artist Daniel Wurtzel to create a spectacular as hilarious as it is heart-warming.

Air Play is sewn from the sky: umbrellas, kites, balloons and snow are the constant companions of a sister and brother whose rivalry is only matched by their affection, and as their unbound imaginations launch them on wordless adventures far beyond the everyday you might wonder if they'll ever touch the ground again.

Wordless, but far from silent – Air Play's ever-changing visual playfulness is set to a soundtrack leaping from Balkan gypsy music to Nordic boys' choir, Italian avant-garde to back-country ballads. Set yourself to flight mode: feathered with fun and a sense of wonder, for one hour you'll be taken out of this world.

‘hardly your average clowns.’ (The New York Times)
Warm-hearted, wordless, and lovely.’ (The Press, New Zealand)

Les Moutons (The Sheep) are taking up residence on the Arts Centre Melbourne Lawn for an unforgettable stay – don’t miss this FREE event before or after you see Air Play.

Read The Age ★★★★ Review


Check out our delicious lunch box options, sure to delight young visitors and fill hungry tummies.



Conceived and Created by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
Performed by Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone
Air Sculptures in collaboration with Daniel Wurtzel
Directed by West Hyler

The development of Air Play was kindly supported by New York City’s New Victory Theater, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, New York City’s Flushing Town Hall and Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center. A New Victory Theatre LabWorks grant recipient, Air Play was showcased on its main stage.


18 – 22 January

Matinee Performances
Thursday 19 January, 11am
Thursday 19 January, 3pm
Friday 20 January, 2pm
Saturday 21 January, 2pm
Sunday 22 January, 11am
Sunday 22 January, 3pm 

Evening Performances
Wednesday 18 January, 6pm
Friday 20 January, 6pm
Saturday 21 January, 6pm


State Theatre


Price range

Premium: $44

A-Reserve: $37

B-Reserve: $27

Ticket Delivery

A delivery fee may apply depending on your chosen delivery method:
Venue Collection or Regular Mail: FREE
Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order

Service Charge

A $7.95 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

Payment Processing Charge

Where indicated during the booking process, a per ticket charge applies of 1.05% of the advertised ticket price when:

  • paying by card or gift voucher online, which are the only payment methods available
  • paying by card in person, by phone or mail

Optional Express Ticket Delivery

A $5.50 per order charge applies if you wish to have tickets sent by Express or Registered Post.

All prices include GST.

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Air Play is a comic adventure suitable for all ages. However, when purchasing your tickets please be mindful that this performance includes loud noises, bright lights and many moving objects.

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