Join us beneath a vast night sky for SPARK, a cinematic celebration of Lightning Ridge enjoyed by over 2,000 people and counting! 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. Sit back under the stars, forget the world for a while and be back 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 of Lightning Ridge. 

Group bookings and parties welcome – please call 02 6829 1667


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

2. Follow the Yellow Dar Door tour (marked by car doors painted yellow) for 4.1km until you see a large cream-coloured colorbond shed.

3. You’re there!  

4. Please follow parking instructions on site.


If it rains, SPARK will screen indoors at the same venue.

SPARK is a creative initiative of the Australian Opal Centre, produced with funding support from Arts NSW and the wonderful sponsors below – as well as dozens of local artists and community members.