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Sydney’s Circular Quay to Receive 2-day Moulin Rouge! The Musical Pop Up Event

A little something extra for fans or soon-to-be fans of Global Creatures’ latest musical adaptation of Moulin Rouge will be coming to Sydney’s Circular Quay on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022 from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily. A completely free pop up event will be taking place at the Overseas Passenger Terminal Southern Forecourt, which seeks to “immerse guests in a world of splendour and romance brought to life through a series of activations and décor inspired by the show’s bohemian values of Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Love”.

Some of the planned events include photo opportunities, a pop-up Moulin Rouge! The Musical inspired café, plus interactive activities, competitions, giveaways and more. To be specific, some of the activations include:

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Artist impression of Moulin Rouge! The Musical Pop Up Activation taking over the Overseas Passenger Terminal Southern Forecourt on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022. Image Credit: Event Emporium

The centrepiece of the precinct will see a 5.5metre wide and 4metre high heart-shaped swing set against an iconic backdrop of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge, in a nod to character Satine’s très magnifique on-stage entrance and the iconic heart portal from Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Lovers, friends, siblings – anyone! – are invited to have their photo captured by a professional photographer to share with friends and family and enter to win a luxe VIP Moulin Rouge! The Musical Sydney experience, including a night at Kimpton Margot Sydney, tickets to see the show, and more. There will also be 10 double-pass runner up prizes to be won to the show!

Complimentary, unlimited made-to-order barista coffee, plus raspberry and chocolate croissants at the exclusive pop-up ‘Café L’amour’ while stocks last, brought to you by local operators from The Rocks, Brudos Coffee Bike and Creperie Suzette.

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Artist impression of Moulin Rouge! The Musical Pop Up Activation taking over the Overseas Passenger Terminal Southern Forecourt on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022. Image Credit: Event Emporium
  • In the spirit of romance, beauty empire MAC Cosmetics calls guests to apply ‘A Little More Rouge’, with free 10-minute mini makeovers, mini lipstick giveaways and competitions with major prizes to be won.
  • Digital caricature artists will also be on-site, offering free and personalised drawings of guests to take home
  • Pinot and Picasso will also be hosting four free exclusive one-hour sessions daily, within the pop-up precinct. Participating guests will receive a coffee, croissant and all the tools required to create their own Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Sydney inspired artwork. While free, bookings are essential, and can be made HERE and HERE.

This event is being held in the leadup to a new wave of tickets for Moulin Rouge! The Musical going on-sale the following week, with pre-sales starting Monday 17 October 2022 and general public sales commencing that Thursday. Booking information to the musical can be found via the show’s official website.

“Sydney has a long history of hosting incredible theatrical productions that turbocharge the visitor economy and attract visitors from across the country and the world. “This spring and summer will be no different, with Sydney theatres rolling out the red carpet for a huge line-up of world-class productions set to take the stage through to 2023. Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been delighting audiences since it opened in May and the pop up gives a taste of this incredible production.

Ben Franklin – NSW Minister for Tourism