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Heist at the Museum

An at-home playful art experience.

Created by the 2021 Tantrum Flex ensemble, and featuring designs by Newcastle illustrator Ben Mitchell, Heist at the Museum is a sneaky and imaginative family card game suitable for 4-6 players aged 12+.

You are an art burglar who has just scored your dream day job: A museum security guard. By day, you protect the museum’s priceless artworks while planning to sneak inside during the night and steal them. The museum has some mind-boggling security systems installed, but during the day you can gather everything you need to bypass them.

It should be your easiest heist to date – but there’s a problem: All your co-workers are art burglars trying to steal the artworks too! And if they know you stole it, they’ll surely snitch.

You better not attract too much attention to pull off your HEIST AT THE MUSEUM!


Heist at the Museum is available as a FREE Print & Play PDF or you can purchase a limited edition card deck (with Click & Collect and Delivery options for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie LGAs).

Card decks and PDFs will be made available on 29/10/21, just in time for…

Heist at the Museum GAME NIGHT

Gather 4-6 of your silliest family members or friends and join us for the launch of Heist at the Museum. We’ll be dodging laser beams and wielding comically large steaks as we try to pull off the ultimate art heist!

When: Friday 29 October, 6-9pm
Where: Your house!
How: Get your copy of Heist at the Museum here.
Share your experience: Join the Facebook event and be sure to share your photos/videos of your family game night with us using the hashtag #TantrumHEIST


The Story of Heist at the Museum

Initially conceptualised as an interactive performance at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, the creative journey of this project reflects the chaotic nature of life in 2020-21. By instilling a sense of homeliness throughout the theatre, the artists wanted to interrogate their audience’s preconceptions regarding cultural ownership. When the pandemic moved the ensemble online, they instead turned their attention to play: “Heist at the Museum” disrupts the formality of cultural institutions, thus positing that art is a collective and playful experience. 

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(02) 4929 7279
101 City Rd, Merewether NSW Australia
(Access and parking via Allworth St)
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