Join us beneath a vast night sky for SPARK, a cinematic celebration of Lightning Ridge. SPARK is about what makes Lightning Ridge so special – why people come for a few days then stay a lifetime.  

Audiences love SPARK’s celebration of the natural, cultural and technological heritage of Lightning Ridge’s opal fields, their opal and people. Look out: people have decided to move to Lightning Ridge after seeing SPARK! Sit back under the stars, forget the world for a while and be back in town in time for dinner.

Created by renowned cinematographer, director and editor Martin Fox, sound artist Vic McEwan, local artists and dozens of residents, SPARK stars the people, land, opal and life on Yuwaalaraay country at Lightning Ridge. 


It’s on at 6.30pm (please arrive by 6.15pm) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights from Easter until the September/October school holidays.

Wear warm clothes and to be really comfy, free to bring a blanket, snacks and drinks!

You’re also welcome to have a look in the Shed, where you can buy a T-shirt or souvenir, contemplate a century old opal cutting machine and enjoy ‘Brilliant Ideas’, an exhibition about the inventive opal miners and engineers who developed opal mining machinery for Lightning Ridge.


1. From Morilla St Lightning Ridge, turn south onto the 3 Mile Road.

2. Follow the Yellow Dar Door tour for 4.1km until you see a large cream-coloured colorbond shed. Look for the brown SHED signs on the way.

3. You’re there!  

4. Please follow parking instructions on site.


If it rains, SPARK will screen indoors at the same venue. Audience numbers are limited for indoor screenings.