In the haunting corridors beneath Abbotsford Convent, Forest Collective presents a new dance-opera & piano concerto.

Through this immersive theatrical experience, you will descend into the labyrinth of Greek myth, witnessing first-hand the ordeal of Theseus, Ariadne and her half-brother, the Minotaur.

Evan J Lawson’s music and Daniel Szesiong Todd’s libretto confront themes of shame, isolation and redemption, while maverick Melbourne pianist Danaë Killian gives powerful voice to the work’s dramatically-embedded piano concerto. Ashley Dougan’s visceral, yet lyrical choreography brings a desperate humanity to this epic tale.

Enter the Labyrinth in 2024.

This performance is not a seated event and has long periods of standing.

Event Access

Audio description is available for Saturday 10 Febraury 2pm. The audio description is provided by Vitae Veritas ( 3 audio describers will guide audience members throughout this performance.

A tactile tour is available for Saturday 10 Febraury 1.15pm. The tactile tour will take place prior to the 2pm performance. The tactile tour is provided by Vitae Veritas (

Venue Access

This performance is not a seated event and has long periods of standing.
The venue this performance is occuring in has an uneven brick floor, and will be quite dark.

The following accessible parking spaces are available for use by holders of a Disabled Persons permit:
Two two-hour accessible on-street parking spaces are located on St Heliers Street, beside Gate One.
Six accessible parking places are located at the front of the car park on the northern side of St Heliers Street.
Car parks are located within a short distance of Gate One. The entrance is near a dedicated pedestrian thoroughfare and road cross over.
For further information on parking at Abbotsford Convent head to

The Abbotsford Convent is 1.1km's from Victorian Park train station (Mernda & Hirstbridge Lines).
The Abbotsford Covnent is 300m's from the Clarke St/Johnston St bus stop (200 to Bulleen & 207 Doncaster SC Buses)
The Abbotsford Convent has a Uber drop off point at Gate 1. The Store is 180m's from Gate 1.

The Abbotsford Convent is a partner to the national RECHARGE scheme. Accessible power points are available for people to recharge the battery in their motorised wheelchairs, scooters or bikes. The power points are located externally, on the western side of the Providence building. (Please note that during markets the power points may be in use by stall holders.)

The toilets on the ground floor Annexe of the Convent building are open to the general public seven days a week (until 10pm). Further info -
Convent building: unisex, ground floor, Annexe (via the access ramp between the Convent Bakery and Cam’s or via stepped access on the southern side of the Annexe); accessible toilets are also located on the 1st level and 2nd levels via the lift in the south-west corner (north-east and south-west corners)

For further information on accesing the Abbotsford Convent, head to which also includes information on accessing the precinct eateries.

If you would like to arrange a Companion Ticket, please email with the subject heading "Companion Ticket" or call 03 9296 6600 11am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome to all Forest Collective performances. (Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times)

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

Find out more

For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

Evan Lawson
Artistic Director


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