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Chess the Musical

Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra

  • Saturday, 5 Jun 2021 - 2PM
  • Saturday, 5 Jun 2021 - 7:30PM

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Please note: This is a semi-staged performance.

The legendary ‘Grand Master Of A Show’ (Newsweek) debuts at Perth Concert Hall in a powerful concert-style production
celebrating the pop-rock musical score.

Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra & StoreyBoard Entertainment CHESS THE MUSICAL features a 25-piece orchestration that promises to be a theatrical highlight of 2021.

Set during the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess players, one American, one Russian, find themselves pawns of their own governments’ sparring in the turbulent East-West political arena.

 As the game climaxes and stakes rise, Florence Vassey, a Hungarian-born refugee is caught between the two grandmasters, in a triangle of both love and power.

 With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus, and book by Time Rice (The Lion King, EVITA); CHESS THE MUSICAL features smash-hits
‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’.

Directed by Tyran Parke this powerful new production of CHESS THE MUSICAL will be the music theatre event of 2021 that cannot be missed.

Please note: This is a semi-staged performance.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).


PRESALE Tuesday 1 December 2020, 10am
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GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE Friday 4 December 2020, 9am


To be announced February 2021


*Concessions apply to
Pensioners (A-Reserve only).

*Concession price: limit reached

Infants under 2 years and under:
Free of charge, but are to not occupy a seat.


Exchanges between performances allowable*

*Please note: any price differences will be charged, and exchange fees apply. Exchange requests should be made no less than 48 hrs prior to the ticketed performance by contacting the Perth Concert Hall Box Office via email or 08 9231 9999 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm


Please be advised this event is initially being sold with socially distanced seating configurations in accordance with current Government restrictions.
Should government restrictions change, further seats will be released for sale.

Please select the required number of seats from a 'group' leaving no 'available' seats on either side.
Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.


Interval Start 3:30pm*
Interval Finish 3:50pm*
Finish 5:00pm*

Start 7:30pm*
Interval Start 9:00pm*
Interval Finish 9:20pm*
Finish 10:30pm*


A Grab & Go menu will be made available closer to the event. 


  • Prior to an event if you are feeling unwell, we ask you please do not attend the performance and contact our Box Office on either or 9231 9999 to discuss the options for your tickets. 
  • Social distancing requirements will be in place for this event
  • Health and safety guidelines for the venue can be found here.

Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra and Storyboard Entertainment