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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 Theatre Royal is not only a piece of Tasmania’s history, it is a living, contemporary centre for the performing arts. The annual program includes works ranging from contemporary and traditional drama, dance, physical theatre and circus, multi-media, opera, contemporary music, musical theatre, comedy and more.

There are exciting changes ahead for the Theatre, which is currently closed for the development of the Hedberg performing arts centre. The Hedberg will provide greatly improved facilities for Theatre Royal patrons and performers and will house the Theatre Royal (Main Stage and new Studio Theatre) and the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (Recital Hall).

In preparation for the reopening, Season 2019  is currently on sale. And what a season it will be! See the best of Australian performing arts companies, including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Circus Oz, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Bell Shakespeare.  These companies are bringing their high-quality production of dance, comedy, circus and drama with some very special anniversary tours.

There’s plenty of local talent too including My Fair Lady and fabulous big band musical numbers in The Very Best of CROON LIVE.

Young people and families will love the entertaining range of productions such as the madness of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts (shake & stir theatre company) and the very Australian story of Possum Magic (Monkey Baa Theatre Company).

For further information on the development, and to view the full program visit www.theatreroyal.com.au

The Theatre Royal Box Office is currently located at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Dunn Place, Hobart. Open for in person ticket sales and phone bookings daily 10am – 4pm.

What’s on
Return Fire Productions presents SENIOR MOMENTS
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Senior Moments

Comedy, Live music + concerts

30 May - 1 Jun 2019

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A comedy revue about ‘old’ people – and the young people they have to deal with.
The Victorian State Ballet presents CINDERELLA at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: Ron Fung)
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Cinderella

Theatre + dance

29 Jun - 30 Jun 2019

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

L'AMANTE ANGLAISE at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: Oscar Strangio)
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L’amante Anglaise

Theatre + dance

2 Jul - 3 Jul 2019

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

By Marguerite Duras
Circus Oz ROCK BANG at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Circus Oz ROCK BANG

Theatre + dance

25 Jul - 27 Jul 2019

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A CIRCUS ROCK OPERA
Bell Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING_(photo credit Pierre Tousaint)
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Much Ado About Nothing

Theatre + dance

29 Aug - 31 Aug 2019

29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A Bell Shakespeare Production

Past events

Twelve Times He Spoke at the Theatre Royal Backspace (image: Tony McKendrick)
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Twelve Times He Spoke

Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

This is real, honest, intimate theatre.
Opera Australia's Madame Butterfly (image: Georges Antoni)
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Madame Butterfly Opera (Hobart)

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.
Cockfight at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (image: Darcy Grant)
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Cockfight

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The Office mashed with a cage fight.
We Will Rock You at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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We Will Rock You

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

By Queen and Ben Elton
Damian Callinan - Swing Man at the Theatre Royal Backspace
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Swing Man (Hobart)

Comedy, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Beginning of Nature at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (image: Andrew Lyman)
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The Beginning of Nature

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Australian Dance Theatre
The Greatest Show on Earth at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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The Greatest Show on Earth

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Written and Performed by Mark Holden
Mary Poppins at the Theatre Royal
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Mary Poppins

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Broadway Musical
Snow White - Victorian State Ballet (image: Ron Fung)
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Snow White

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ZEB _ A Gender Odyssey at the Theatre Royal Backspace (image: Amy Brown)
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ZEB – A Gender Odyssey

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A surprisingly emotional cabaret, based in truth.
Mind How You Go at the Theatre Royal Backspace (image: David Goldman)
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Mind How You Go

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Bosom Buddies at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Bosom Buddies (Hobart)

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Two theatrical legends, one remarkable story
A PRUDENT MAN at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (image by Pier Carthew)
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A Prudent Man

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A darkly comedic political thriller exploring what it means to be right... in more ways than one.
A Tasmanian Requiem at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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A Tasmanian Requiem

Live music + concerts, Theatre + dance

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

A world premiere of a new work for voice and brass
The Epic [Image by Jamie Breen]
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The Epic (Hobart)

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Theatre of way-out tales told by two irreverent and passionate storytellers.
Master Class at the TheatreRoyal, Hobart
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Terrence McNally’s Master Class

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The original diva. The greatest dramatic soprano of her generation.
SARAH BLASKO
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Sarah Blasko

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Idea of North
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The Idea of North

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Toni Childs
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Toni Childs

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

Martha Wainwright
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Martha Wainwright – Hobart

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

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Bawdy Pantos Sleeping Booty at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Sleeping Booty

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PAPILLON at the Theatre Royal, Hobart (photo credit: BrigBee Photo)
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Papillon

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

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

BY KEITH ROBINSON, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND TONY TAYLOR, ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY GEOFFREY RUSH
DIARY OF A WOMBAT at Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Diary of a Wombat

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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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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

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Chicago at the Theatre Royal, Hobart
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Chicago

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TERRAIN by Bangarra Dance Theatre
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Terrain

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart

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

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

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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

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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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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

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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!

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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