From Pope John Paul II to Nelson Mandela, The Sydney Opera House has provided a platform for some of the most prestigious figures in modern history. This November, James Smith is going to drop ‘The C Word’ inside the iconic venue.
For the first time in his career, loud, crass, funny and completely unapologetic public speaker and globally recognised personal trainer James Smith will grace the stage of the iconic Sydney Opera House for his brand new live show ‘The C Word’.
Drawing on research, expert advice, and his own real world experience, James Smith’s new live show ‘The C Word’ is his most ambitious show to date. The brand new live experience, which will teach audiences how to empower themselves and build healthy confidence, will be accompanied by the release of his highly anticipated new book ‘HOW TO BE CONFIDENT’; the third instalment from the number one bestselling author.
While in previous live events, Smith delivered powerful (and hilarious) stories and offered invaluable advice to his audiences on toxic myths within the health world, personal fulfillment and cultural change, ‘The C Word’ will examine the never ending cycle of negativity – from comparing ourselves to others and doom scrolling on social media, to a paralysis of choice and chasing external gratification that does nothing to nurture authentic happiness. Going deeper than ever before, Smith will also discuss why we need confidence to master our true ambitions, realise our genuine strengths, and achieve the life we need, but might not know we want.
No stranger to massive, prestigious venues – having sold out shows at London’s RoundHouse on his previous world tour – the UK-born, Sydney-based bestselling author, who boasts an online audience of millions, will return to the live stage in Australia for the first time since his 2021 sell out tour.
With his trademark mix of candid advice, personal experience and infectious passion, James Smith will attempt to change the way people feel about ‘The C Word’
“My biggest live show ever is an eye opening experience into discovering what it takes, and what it means, to gain confidence and sheer audacity in the areas of life that count the most Said James Smith. but I’ll also be exposing and calling out misplaced confidence and destructive attitudes people may not even realise exist.”
Joining James Smith at his iconic Sydney Opera House debut, will be Kurdish Born, London Bred personal trainer Diren Kartal who, at just 29 years of age, is already a dominating figure in the PT industry. A Qualified Personal Trainer, On-line Coach & Fitness Influencer with over ten years of experience, Kartal will lend his personal stories to the showcase, giving audiences even more insight into the mysteries around ambition.
Unapologetic and outspoken yet erudite and authentic, James Smith’s words and teachings have engaged a passionate following of readers and his two previous publications Not A Diet Book and Not A Life Coach have been met with juggernaut sales. Since publishing his first book in 2020, Smith has accumulated a list of glittering credentials and achievements, including:
- Combined sales of over 500,00 across all formats
- Multiple No.1 physical chart positions in the UK, Ireland, and Australia
- Multiple No.1 chart positions across Audible audio and Apple eBook
- Highest pre-ordered Nonfiction title of all time for HarperCollins Books
- Highest first-week sales of any HarperCollins audio title ever
- Sell out shows across the world
- Millions of online followers and fans
Promoter pre-sale starts Wednesday 9 March at 9am.
General public tickets go on Sale Friday 11 March at 7am via Ticketek.