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about the show

Ask anyone who grew up through the 70s and they will be able to tell you exactly where they were when they first heard Tubular Bells. Composed by Mike Oldfield in 1973, the album was the first release on Richard Branson’s fledgling record label, Virgin Records. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies, kick-starting the Virgin empire.

Now, more than 40 years on, two young Australian multi-instrumentalists, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, are presenting this modern masterpiece in a spectacular live event. So what’s the catch? Oldfield harnessed – what was at the time – the latest in multi-track recording technology, playing a multitude of instruments one-by-one in the studio. However, in Tubular Bells for Two there are only two men on stage needing to perform every part live with only four hands and four feet between them.
The duo are literally rushed off their feet as they rush around a sea of instruments. It is an intricately choreographed, thrilling piece of tightrope theatre. Things can go wrong at any moment, and the slightest mistake or misplaced limb can bring the entire show crashing to a halt.

Regardless of whether you’re a Tubular Bells virgin, or long-time fan, Tubular Bells for Two is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is one of the most innovative musical performances to grace the stage in many years.


creative team

Daniel Holdsworth
Aidan Roberts


“A tour de force.”
Edinburgh Evening News

Sydney Morning Herald

“A must see and hear.”
The Scotsman

“Truly virtuosic.”
Broadway Baby

bar and diner

The Bank Cafe Diner will be open from 6pm. They will be offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). Lismore City Hall has indoor and outdoor dining options.

Menu for Tubular Bells For Two performance
Pulled Pork & Spicy Slaw Open Sandwich, Turkish Bap, Salad, Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce, Garlic Aioli & Beer Batted Chips – $20
Roasted Butternut Pumpkin & Eggplant Curry, House Made Thai Yellow Curry Sauce, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Beansprouts & Mixed Herb Salad, Cashew Nuts – $20

Milk Chocolate Parfait, Citrus Crème Fraiche, Macerated Seasonal Fruit, Shortbread Crumble. $10
Gourmet Cheese Tasting Plate for Two. Served with Mixed Fruit & Nuts and Crackers $15

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Recommended for 15 years+.
Duration is 70 minutes (no interval).


Non Subscribers
Adult $51
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $46
Under 25 $25

Adult $41
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $37
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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