Esther Perel announces Australian speaking tour

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Esther Perel announces Australian speaking tour

Esther Perel

Esther Perel has announced her first-ever Australia/New Zealand speaking tour this November–December.

Bestselling author, podcaster, Ted Talk star, psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel will embark on her first-ever Australia/New Zealand speaking tour. It will be her first visit back since her appearance at Sydney’s Vivid Ideas festival in 2019, which sold out in a matter of hours.

The tour will see Esther take the stage in Auckland on Sunday 20 November, before heading to Sydney on Friday 25 November, Melbourne on Sunday 27 November, and then Brisbane on Thursday 1 December.

Esther Perel speaking tour dates and venues

  • Sunday 20 November Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre Auckland
  • Friday 25 November Darling Harbour Theatre Sydney
  • Sunday 27 November Plenary, MCEC Melbourne
  • Thursday 1 December Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

“A truism that we all know, but often forget, is that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives,” she said. “And so, I invite you, with great pleasure, to join me to discuss the future of relationships on my first ever standalone tour in Australia and New Zealand.”

Her bestselling books, Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs, have been translated into more than 30 languages, while her celebrated TED Talks have garnered more than 40 million views. And her award-winning podcasts, Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?, have earned her innumerable fans around the globe.

Esther says An Evening With Esther Perel will shine a light on the complex cultural shifts transforming relationships. Expectations in intimate partnerships are at an all-time high, forcing us to rethink how we love, how we desire and even how we connect. From online dating and infidelity to managing the dynamics of security and freedom, conflict and power, and trust and communication, Esther aims to help her audience navigate the twists and turns of modern love.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 11 August, 9:00 am local time. Visit for tickets and tour info.