“An exquisitely told story of resilience, violence and hope” ── ★★★★ The Guardian

This May, Auckland Town Hall’s Concert Chamber will become the theatrical epicentre of a society sent into free fall by a pandemic. A brilliantly unnerving experience that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Based on Nobel Laureate José Saramago’s sinister novel Blindness and adapted for the stage by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, this stunning production from London’s renowned Donmar Warehouse debuted in front of the first live theatre audience following the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown. It sold out.

The Experience
Listen through headphones to a gripping narration by Laurence Olivier Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly, Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham; Being Julia), in physically distanced pairs and under glowing fluorescent lights in a theatre as you’re plunged into thick, heavy blackness.

The Narrative
As the lights change at a major crossroads in a city in the heart of Europe, a car grinds to a halt. Its driver can drive no more. Without warning or cause, he has gone blind. Within hours, it is clear that this is a blindness like no other. 

Within days the epidemic has spread through the city. The government tries to quarantine the contagion by herding the newly blind people into an empty asylum. But their attempts are futile. The city is in panic.

Blindness is no ordinary theatrical experience, but then we live in extraordinary times.

Listen to narrator Juliet Stevenson talk about her involvement in the show with RNZ National’s Kim Hill here.

Ticket Pricing

Pricing Information

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For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply. 

General Admission
General admission seating, patrons are seated in pairs
$59.95

Upcoming Performances

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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
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Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
$59.95
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall