Buckley’s Chance

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Buckley’s Chance

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 24 July - 25 July 2021
Category Cinema Screening


All sessions of Buckley’s Chance will unfortunately not proceed due the restrictions of the current NSW Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Box Office team will be in contact with you in due course to discuss either rescheduling of your tickets or processing of a full refund.


One year after the loss of his firefighting father, Ridley (12 years old) and his mother (Gloria) move to the Australian outback to live with Ridley’s estranged Grandfather (Spencer). The move is a desperate attempt to get Ridley back on course since his father died.

From the moment Gloria and Ridley arrive, a wild dog (Buckley) takes a keen interest in Ridley from afar.

Spencer and Ridley leave on a camping trip together to try and get Ridley to open up a little but it ends in conflict and Ridley storming off. While in the outback and alone Ridley frees the wild Dog (Buckley) from a leg trap and it seems a bond is instantly formed.

Soon afterwards Ridley gets lost deep in the outback and his objective quickly changes from wanting to be alone to wanting to get home. Thankfully Buckley joins in his adventure to get back home!

Meanwhile Spencer and Gloria search the outback looking for Ridley all the while revealing secrets from their past to help one another heal.

PG – Mild themes and coarse language

Country of Origin
Australia, Canada

Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. Following the latest Public Health Orders, unless exempt, masks are mandatory for all patrons being 13+ years old at all times.

Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.


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1 hour and 35 minutes

Ticket Prices

Concession $9
30 & Under $9
Concession $12
30 & Under $12

Transaction fees apply

Phone $1.65
Web $1.65
Counter $1.65
Screen $1.65