Voyage of Time

Life's Journey

World Premiere

Fri 06 Oct

Arts Centre Melbourne


An experience that I haven’t been able to shake, like a waking dream.

See how far this little planet has come.

Writer and Director Terrence Malick
Narration Cate Blanchett
With the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
and the MSO Chorus

Terrence Malick ranks among cinema’s greatest visionaries, finding cosmic truths in the most fleeting of human experiences. Who better to tackle the task of producing a biography of Earth and all who live on it?

Voyage of Time is the long-anticipated project three decades in the making that sees Malick turning attention to the grandest of stories. From the collision of galaxies and explosions of stars to the churning primordial soup from which springs life, all the way through to the birth of humanity and our rapid proliferation across the globe, this work is a dizzying look back across the aeons that could only be made today.

Voyage of Time is an experience in pure awe. The feature-length film on the big screen—narrated by Cate Blanchett—will be accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with over 100 musicians performing the score live.

Learn more about the show before you go. Browse the house program →

Produced in association with Wordless Music

Before your eyes is a kind of miracle, a fusion of digital imagery and photographic imagination that seems at once utterly natural and completely impossible.

The New York Times
Director and Writer
Terrence Malick
Cate Blanchett
Performed with
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Jayce Ogren
Ricardo Romaneiro
Ronen Givony
Produced in association with
Wordless Music