07 - 08 Sep | 1 hour Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Streaming killed the video store.
And that’s not all we lost...
“A must-see live cinema event... miraculously manufactured before our eyes by a mere trio of maker-performers” Realtime

An immediate hit with critics and audiences, Coil is one of those rare productions: gobsmackingly clever in its execution whilst being funny, warm hearted and deeply resonant. Blurring the boundaries of theatre, film and ceremony, Coil draws on our collective memories to pay tribute to the glory days of the video store, and commemorate the communities we made within them. Don’t miss this playful, one-of-a-kind live cinema experience.

Please note Auslan available Friday 8 September performance.

Show details

Show details
  • 07 - 08 Sep | 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Strobe Lighting, Haze, Sudden Loud Noises, Coarse Language
  • Things to note: Mild language
Venue details & accessibility
Bondi Pavilion Theatre

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: (02) 9083 8400


There is metered parking around the Bondi Pavilion. Accessible parking spaces are not able to be booked.

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“An astonishingly multi-layered, funny-sad eulogy... A must-see live cinema event” Keith Gallasch, RealTime

“Nostalgic, philosophical and comedic... ” “Genuinely impressive... clever and more than a little bold” 4 stars Travis Johnson, Time Out

  • Co-created by – Mark Rogers, Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander & Carly Young
  • Performers – Solomon Thomas, Steve Wilson-Alexander, Rose Maher
  • Screenplay by – Mark Rogers
  • Video Design – Solomon Thomas
  • Automatic Programming – Chris Howell
  • Sound Design – Liam “Snowy” Halliwell
  • Set Realisation – Alistair Davies
  • Accessibility Training – Nilgun Guven
  • Creative Producer – Malcolm Whittaker
  • Tour Producer – Intimate Spectacle
Presented by
  • Coil was developed with the support of Next Wave Festival, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Salamanca Arts Centre, Merrigong Theatre Company, Performing Lines, Intimate Spectacle, Punctum, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab, Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts. Supported by Arts on Tour.
Photo Credit: Rosie Hastie
Photo Credit: Rosie Hastie
Photo Credit: Rosie Hastie