This year’s Vivid Sydney lineup will feature a special event at the Sydney Opera House with the addition of Amy Poehler.

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian will sit down for a special conversation event at the festival next month.

Back in Sydney for the first time since 2015, Poehler’s interview will be preceded by an exclusive 30-minute preview of select scenes from Inside Out 2, the sequel to Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning Inside Out (2015), which sees Poehler once again voice the role of Joy. The event will be moderated by Zan Rowe.

“I’m really looking forward to taking part in Vivid Sydney this year, a place that welcomes Joy in every way,” says Poehler. “I can’t wait to share a little of Inside Out 2, a movie that lets Joy and Sadness, Anxiety and Envy all try to work together in hilarious and touching ways.”

Poehler is known for her role in the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as well as numerous SNL sketches and her literary debut Yes Please.

Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini says: “Amy Poehler is comedy royalty and the perfect person to join us as part of Vivid Ideas for this year’s Vivid Sydney. We’re so proud to add her to the growing list of guests set to captivate visitors throughout 23 nights of the festival.

“Amy’s new film Inside Out 2 ties in perfectly with the theme of this year’s festival, Humanity, with an accessible take on how the human mind makes decisions and processes emotions. Allowing audiences to have an insight to how one of the world’s great writers and performers operates is sure to be a great thrill. I encourage everyone to get their tickets as soon as they can for this not-to-be-missed event.”

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‘Vivid Sydney Presents – In Conversation with Amy Poehler’ plus a special first look at Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 will be staged at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on Monday, May 27th from 7.00pm. Red Carpet arrivals will take place from 6.00pm.

Vivid Sydney announced its stacked 2024 program last month, which you can read more about here.

Vivid Sydney will be held from Friday, May 24th to Saturday, June 15th. Tickets to the event are available now at

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