The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert is coming to Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney on 2 November 2024.

Darling Harbour Theatre

All Ages. Any Patron, 15 years or under, must be accompanied by an adult. Please read ICC Sydney Theatre’s conditions of entry here before arrival.


Saturday 2 November 2024, 3.00pm

Saturday 2 November 2024, 7.00pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Symphonic Cinema Presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert Live-to-Film featuring the animated classic on the big screen in full symphonic glory with GRAMMY®-winning composer Danny Elfman’s musical score performed live to the film by The Sydney Lyric Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Vanessa Scammell. 

Based on an original poem and characters created by Tim Burton, the film was first released as “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in 1993. Directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach), the film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King.  

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine of Halloween, Jack longs to try something new. Convinced that he can spread the joy of Christmas and against the advice of Sally, a caring and clever ragdoll, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to kidnap Santa Claus. But Jack’s merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere. The film is rated “PG.” 

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert is licensed by Disney Concerts.