Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winning actress and comedian Amy Poehler stepped inside the Sydney Opera House for a special Vivid Ideas event on 27 May 2024.

Poehler, who is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, with credits including actress, writer, director, producer and bestselling author, appeared at Vivid Sydney Presents - In Conversation with Amy Poehler plus a special first look at Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2. The event was moderated by leading broadcaster Zan Rowe.

Appearing for the first time in Sydney since 2015, Poehler’s In Conversation was preceded by an exclusive 30-minute look of select scenes from the highly anticipated Inside Out 2, the sequel to Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award® winning and critically acclaimed Inside Out (2015), which sees Poehler once again voice the role of Joy. 

This second journey into human emotions delves into more complex territory as our beloved protagonist Riley enters her teenage years. A brilliant reminder that animation can teach people of all ages something profound about what it means to be human.

Following the Vivid Ideas event, guests transitioned into Vivid Light, with a bespoke Inside Out 2 projection lighting up Customs House at Circular Quay.

Vivid Sydney is proudly owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW.

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