The Beach at the Cutaway

Let your inner kid loose and take the plunge into a white ocean made up of a million white balls at The Beach.

By Benjamen Judd

If you’re not a fan of swimming, sand or getting your hair wet but still want to spend time in an iconic Sydney beach – then the Sydney Festival team and New York-based art and architecture collaborative practice Snarkitecture have the answer for you. 

Running from January 7 until January 29, The Beach at the Cutaway in Barangaroo is mind-blowing installation artwork made up of over 1 million recyclable balls to create a great white ocean, complete with 60-metre wide shoreline free of any sand. Or sharks.

This has been hailed as one of the biggest draw cards of the Sydney Festival this year, and because access is free between 9 to 5, no doubt plenty of other fun-loving folk will be joining in. 

Which is why we recommend attending one of the ticketed events to avoid the queues. 

Each morning there is an all-ages ticket session from 9am, and ticket holders to this session are welcome to stay as long as they wish. For those that wish to experience The Beach at night without the kids, then grab a ticket to the 18+ only sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings. These sessions have a limited duration of 90 minutes. 

For more information on sessions access to the Cutaway, head to the official website.


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