• Candlelight: Best of Joe Hisaishi at NGA

Candlelight: Best of Joe Hisaishi at NGA

Sun 19 Mar, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Canberra. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Joe Hisaishi at the National Gallery of Australia under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: James Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia
📅 Dates and times: 24 February at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 30 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert (min 40+ people), please click here
🎻 Check out all the Candlelight concerts in Canberra


  • Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind [1984] - Main Theme
  • Laputa [1986] - Kimi wo nosete (Carrying You)
  • Totoro [1988] - My Neighbour Totoro
  • Catbus
  • Path of the Wind - Kiki’s Delivery Service [1989]
  • A Town By the Sea
  • Departure - Whisper of the Heart [1995]
  • Country Road - Princess Mononoke [1997]
  • Mononoke Hime
  • Ashitaka & San / The Legend of Ashitaka
  • Lady Eboshi / Departure to the West - Spirited Away [2001]
  • One Summer’s Day (Japanese title translated “Name of Life” )
  • Chihiro’s Waltz
  • Itsumo Nando Demo (Always With Me)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle [2004] - Merry Go Round of Life / Promise of the World
  • Ponyo [2008] - Ponyo on a cliff by the sea
  • From Up on Poppy Hill [2011] - Sukiyaki
  • The Wind Rises [2013] - Hikoukigumo (Vapour Trail)

* Programme subject to change


  • String quartet - Phoenix Collective

Reviews of Candlelight Concerts
💬 Shari M. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Such a calm cosy beautiful experience. The classic sounds floating through the candle light venue was amazing. A must do."
💬 Michael B. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "A wonderful experience. Fantastic performance, great sound. We will be back for future performances."
💬 Gabriela G. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: "Loved it! From the welcome at the door to the very end it was a great event. Beautiful, intimate, full of energy and happiness."

Getting there

Parc Vanciaventure

Fort de Vancia, Rillieux-la-Pape, 69140

Select date and session

24 Feb
6:30 pm
8:30 pm
Zone D Seating for $30.00 per person
Zone C Seating for $45.00 per person
Zone B Seating for $60.00 per person
Zone A Seating for $75.00 per person
1 ticket