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Theatre Royal

Australia's oldest working theatre presenting a contemporary live performance experience!

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The Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest working theatre. It occupies an important place in the hearts of Tasmanians, local and international performers and many visitors to Hobart.  The annual program includes works ranging from contemporary text, traditional drama, dance, physical theatre and circus, multi-media, opera, contemporary music, music theatre, comedy and more.

Productions on the Theatre Royal main stage and Theatre Royal Backspace are a mix of local productions and international or touring shows. The Theatre Royal Management Board operates the Theatre in trust for the state and nation – which is a privilege they take very seriously. In carefully managing this asset and mindful of its unique role in the community, they aim to build on the past to deliver a vibrant contemporary centre for the performing arts.

If you cannot make it to see a show you can take a guided tour of the Theatre and experience this beautiful Tasmanian treasure. You will be able to get behind the scenes and hear entertaining stories about the theatre’s history and some of the performers who have trodden its boards. Guided tours take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00am as the Theatre Royal is a working theatre, please note that due to rehearsals and performances, tours operate subject to change without notice, please contact the box office for more information.

What’s on
The Popular Mechanicals at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: TPM Publicity)
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The Popular Mechanicals

Theatre + dance

5 Oct - 7 Oct 2017

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

BY KEITH ROBINSON, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND TONY TAYLOR, ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY GEOFFREY RUSH
PAPILLON at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: BrigBee Photo)
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Papillon

Theatre + dance

11 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Bawdy Pantos Sleeping Booty at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Sleeping Booty

Comedy, Theatre + dance

22 Nov - 25 Nov 2017

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Past events

SARAH BLASKO
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Sarah Blasko

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Idea of North
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The Idea of North

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Toni Childs
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Toni Childs

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Martha Wainwright
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Martha Wainwright – Hobart

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Martha's astonishingly versatile voice soars, sighs, provokes and tells secrets.
WICKED at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Wicked

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
DIARY OF A WOMBAT at Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Diary of a Wombat

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

BASED ON THE BOOK BY JACKIE FRENCH AND BRUCE WHATLEY
Around the World in 80 Days at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: James Terry)
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Around the World in 80 Days

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

STARRING IAN STENLAKE, PIA MIRANDA AND GRANT PIRO
Frame Of Mind at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: Peter Greig)
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Frame of Mind

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Chicago at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Chicago

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

TERRAIN by Bangarra Dance Theatre
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Terrain

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A HYMN TO COUNTRY THROUGH CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Giselle at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: Daniel Boud)
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Giselle

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets – Giselle live on stage with The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour.
shake & stir's Dracula at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (Photo credit: Dylan Evans)
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Dracula

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

BY BRAM STOKER
Mr Stink at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Mr Stink

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Based on the book by David Walliams
Hello, Beautiful! at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Hello, Beautiful!

Comedy, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A funny and personal evening with one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights.
Emily Loves To Bounce at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Emily Loves to Bounce

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A whimsical world where amazing ideas are expressed in extraordinary ways!
Anh Do at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Anh Do

Comedy

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Happiest Refugee Live!!
The Season
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The Season

Comedy, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed.
White Snake
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White Snake – Hobart

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A famous myth that has captured imaginations for centuries.
Geologies video still
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Geologies

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

exploring the body as a story
DAAS - Near Death Experience at the Theatre Royal
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Doug Anthony Allstars

Comedy

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Near Death Experience
Tripod
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Tripod: 101 Hits

Comedy, Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

MEOW ROYALE
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Meow Royale

Comedy, Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Meow Royale is an original song cycle created by Meow Meow
Never Did Me Any Harm
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Never Did Me Any Harm

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

PRODUCED BY FORCE MAJEURE AND SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY
Death in Bowengabbie at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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Death in Bowengabbie

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

By Caleb Lewis
Terrapin Puppet Theatre's EGG at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Egg – Hobart

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Meow Royale at the Theatre Royal as part of Festival of Voices
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Meow Royale

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Rock of Ages at the Theatre Royal
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Rock of Ages

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Circus Under My Bed at the Theatre royal
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Circus Under My Bed

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things.
The Wharf Revue at the Theatre Royal
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The Wharf Revue

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Celebrating 15 Years
Thomas Campbell - MISTERMAN at the Theatre Royal
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Misterman

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Starring Tasmanian actor, Thomas Campbell
Wheeler's Luck at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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Wheeler’s Luck

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

BY NIGEL COLLINS, TOBY LEACH AND DAMON ANDREWS BY ARRANGEMENT WITH PLAYMARKET
The Surgeon's Hands at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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The Surgeon’s Hands

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Surgeon wanted the perfect daughter, so he made her.
Pedalling Back at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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Pedalling Back

Theatre + dance

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Sackville Street, Hobart

Jeff Michel is pedalling back, back …
The Diamonds at the Theatre Royal
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The Diamonds

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Celebrating the Divas of soul, rock and pop!
Beckett Triptych at the Theatre Royal
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Beckett Triptych

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Eh Joe, Footfalls and Krapp’s Last Tape By Samuel Beckett
The Shock Of The Noise
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The Shock Of The Noise

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

“The NOISE are a revolutionary new music ensemble in that most of what they play does sound new and does sound like music… The NOI…
Orlando
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Orlando

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Theatrical mavericks THE RABBLE bring us a hallucinatory reworking of Virginia Woolf ’s classic gender-bending parable
Alzheimer Symphony
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Alzheimer Symphony

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

How important is order in your life? How often is your ‘to do list’ full of more than you can possibly achieve? How much of it act…
TIAF 2015 Spirit-of-India
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52nd SPIRIT of INDIA

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

John Unicomb Memorial Concert
Bawdy Panto 'The Fugly Duckling' at the Theatre Royal
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The Fugly Duckling

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A laugh a minute
Frank - A Life in Song at the Theatre Royal
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Frank – A Life in Song

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A celebration of the music and career of the late, great Ol’ Blue Eyes.
Affinity at the Theatre Royal
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Affinity

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A tour-de-force of the very best of Australian performing arts.
The Weir at the Theatre Royal
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The Weir

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

There’s nothing more revealing than the tales we choose to tell.
Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Theatre Royal
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Hamlet – Hobart

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is little that’s darker and more complicated than the act of revenge.
The State of the Tasmanian Economy at the Theatre Royal
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The State of the Tasmanian Economy

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Biggins’ satire is spot-on punchy, and brims with affectionate Aussie good humour. This is laugh out loud comedy about ... us!
SDC Emergence, De Novo (Photo credit: Wendell Teodoro)
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De Novo

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

This is dance that doesn't play it safe from the Sydney Dance Company.
Australia Day at the Theatre Royal
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Australia Day

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Everyone wants a piece of the party pie in this modern ripper of a comedy.
Vinyl Viagra at the Theatre Royal
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Vinyl Viagra

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The fabulous Ms B will unleash the vixens of vinyl, making temperatures soar and hearts pulse.
Mother at the Theatre Royal
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Mother

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some of Australia’s grittiest theatre.
QTC Kelly at the Theatre Royal
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Kelly – Hobart

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Cowards, Murderers or Heroes? Life or Death?
100 Reasons for War at the Theatre Royal
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100 Reasons for War

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The world premiere of a major new work by one of Australia’s leading playwrights.
Pants Down Circus ROCK at the Theatre Royal
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Pants Down Circus ROCK

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

AC/DC WITH ACROBATS
RAWspace at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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RAWspace

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

THEATRE THAT’S RAW, EDGY, AND AS NEW AS IT GETS
TIAF 2015 Rising
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Rising – Hobart

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

An elegant and powerful contemporary dance work
TIAF 2015 Hamlet de los Andes
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Hamlet, de los Andes – Hobart

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Combines Bolivian music and traditional theatre forms to create a powerful evening of contemporary theatre
Image from The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
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The Sleeper and the Spindle

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Neil Gaiman reads his new book with music and illustration
Promotional image for Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story
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Peace Train

Live music + concerts

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Cat Stevens Story - Intimate & Acoustic
Promo image for Sing for Me!
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Sing for Me!

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

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Theatre Royal

29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Popular Mechanicals

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Papillon

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A Festival of Russian Ballet

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Isla Grant in Concert

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Sleeping Booty

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

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