All Events

Thursday, 26th March 2015 - 6:00pm
Friday, 27th March 2015 - 6:00pm
Saturday, 28th March 2015 - 6:00pm
RAWspace at the Theatre Royal Backspace



The Theatre Royal, Tasmania Performs and Ten Days as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival have joined forces to support an exciting program of independent Tasmanian theatre.

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Thursday, 26th March 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 27th March 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 28th March 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, 29th March 2015 - 5:00pm
Rising at the Theatre Royal



An elegant contemporary dance work by award winning British dancer Aakash Odedra. The protégé of international dance sensation, Akram Khan.

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Friday, 10th April 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 11th April 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 11th April 2015 - 7:30pm
Pants Down Circus ROCK at the Theatre Royal

Pants Down Circus ROCK

This all ages event showcases the incredible skill of four rock stars of Australian circus. Imagine the greatest rock band ever, as a circus.

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Friday, 17th April 2015 - 7:30pm
At Last - The Etta James Story at the Theatre Royal

At Last
The Etta James Story

The sensational Vika Bull stars as soul legend Etta James in At Last - The Etta James Story.

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Saturday, 18th April 2015 - 8:00pm
The Ten Sopranos

The Ten Sopranos

With more than 250 performances resulting in standing ovations, repeated encores and an audience response equalling anything seen before, The Ten Sopranos are set to capture the hearts of Tasmanian music lovers in a special concert event.

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Thursday, 23rd April 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, 24th April 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 25th April 2015 - 8:00pm
100 Reasons for War at the Theatre Royal

100 Reasons for War

Grandly ambitious, 100 Reasons for War is Tom Holloway’s funny, angry, provocative and ultimately optimistic response to a century of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’, 100 years after Gallipoli.

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Thursday, 30th April 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 1st May 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 2nd May 2015 - 7:30pm
Kelly at the Theatre Royal


Cowards, Murderers or Heroes? Life or Death?

Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes, but his final night in prison is interrupted by the arrival of his brother Dan.

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Friday, 8th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 9th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, 12th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 13th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 14th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, 15th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 16th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, 19th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 20th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 21st May 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, 22nd May 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 23rd May 2015 - 8:00pm
The 2015 Uni Revue at the Theatre Royal

The 2015 Uni Revue

If ever you have been thinking about going to a Revue, this is the one to see – the one that you will talk about for years to come!

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Wednesday, 27th May 2015 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 27th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 28th May 2015 - 1:00pm
Thursday, 28th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Downtown! The Mod Musical at the Theatre Royal

The Mod Musical

In celebration of Fahan School’s 80th anniversary, Fahan School is proud to showcase a production of Downtown! The Mod Musical at the Theatre Royal.

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Friday, 29th May 2015 - 8:00pm

California Dreaming
The music of the Mamas and the Papas

Their music weaved its magic across the world and epitomised the 1960’s and the flower power movement.

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Saturday, 30th May 2015 - 8:00pm
Joel Creasey at the Theatre Royal

Joel Creasey

Winning critical acclaim, celebrity fans and 5 star reviews around the world Joel Creasey returns to premiere his hot, brand-new new show.

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Thursday, 4th June 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 5th June 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 6th June 2015 - 1:30pm
Saturday, 6th June 2015 - 7:30pm

Barry Manilow's Copacabana
A new musical comedy

Featuring hits such as Copacabana, Just Arrived and Man Wanted the show promises to be a colourful and creative spectacle showcasing the talents of Year 9-12 students of The Friends’ School.

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Tuesday, 9th June 2015 - 5:30pm
Wednesday, 10th June 2015 - 5:30pm
Photo credit: Revolting Rhymes illustration -® 1982 Quentin Blake

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular new live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

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Friday, 3rd July 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 4th July 2015 - 7:30pm
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at the Theatre Royal

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Be prepared for laughs a plenty as we let loose our most loved comedians onto the open road for the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow in all its glory.

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Thursday, 16th July 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 17th July 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 18th July 2015 - 7:30pm
Mother at the Theatre Royal


Reconnect with loved ones and enjoy some of Australia’s grittiest theatre.

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Saturday, 25th July 2015 - 7:30pm
Vinyl Viagra at the Theatre Royal

Vinyl Viagra

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

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Friday, 7th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 8th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Australia Day at the Theatre Royal

Australia Day

Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the ringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy!

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Thursday, 20th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 21st August 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 22nd August 2015 - 7:30pm
Sydney Dance Company's De Novo at the Theatre Royal

Sydney Dance Company
De Novo

This is dance that doesn’t play it safe. From the minds of three choreographers, channelled through the exquisite dancers of Sydney Dance Company.

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Monday, 24th August 2015 - 7:00pm
WotOpera at the Theatre Royal

WotOpera Hobart

Original operas meaningful to the lives of young people.

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Wednesday, 26th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 27th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 28th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 29th August 2015 - 7:30pm
Dylan Thomas: Return Journey at the Theatre Royal Backspace

Dylan Thomas: Return Journey


An extraordinary encounter with a literary giant.

Original direction by Anthony Hopkins starring Bob Kingdom as Dylan Thomas


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Friday, 28th August 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 29th August 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 29th August 2015 - 2:00pm
Croon 2 “Return of the Swing” at the Theatre Royal

Croon 2
“Return of the Swing”

The boys are back in town with a brand new Big Band Show!  It’s bigger, brighter and ‘Croonier’ than ever. 

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Thursday, 10th September 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, 11th September 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 12th September 2015 - 8:00pm
The State of the Tasmanian Economy at the Theatre Royal

The State of the Tasmanian Economy

Jonathan’s Biggins is one of Australia’s sharpest political satirists, and this wickedly funny comedy of all things Tasmanian was a hit of the Theatre Royal’s 2014 season.

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Wednesday, 16th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 17th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Swan Lake at the Theatre Royal

Swan Lake

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

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Friday, 18th September 2015 - 8:00pm
Johnny Cash the Concert at the Theatre Royal

Johnny Cash the Concert
60 years of Cash 1955-2015

60 years after the release of this first single, Award-Winning singer Daniel Thompson & Australian guitar master Stuie French are back with Johnny Cash The Concert, keeping the spirit of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.

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Saturday, 19th September 2015 - 8:00pm

Roy Orbison
& The Everly Brothers

Come and relive the magic and the classic hits of Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers some of the world’s greatest and most successful rock 'n' roll music legends of all time.

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Thursday, 24th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 25th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 26th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Bell shakespeare's Hamlet at the Theatre Royal


Damien Ryan will deliver a new production of Hamlet, infused with the passion, contemplation and emotion that Shakespeare’s compelling poetry cries out for.

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Friday, 25th September 2015 - 6:30pm
Saturday, 26th September 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 26th September 2015 - 5:00pm
Sunday, 27th September 2015 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, 30th September 2015 - 11:00am
Thursday, 1st October 2015 - 11:00am
Friday, 2nd October 2015 - 11:00am
Friday, 2nd October 2015 - 6:30pm
Saturday, 3rd October 2015 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 3rd October 2015 - 6:30pm
Red Racing Hood at the Theatre Royal

Red Racing Hood


Featuring wonderful performances and puppetry that has made Terrapin famous.

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Sunday, 27th September 2015 - 8:00pm
An Evening With Joan Baez at the Theatre Royal

An Evening With Joan Baez

A rare opportunity to experience one of the world’s great performers. America’s legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform in Hobart for the first time.

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Wednesday, 30th September 2015 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 1st October 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 2nd October 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 3rd October 2015 - 7:30pm
The Weir at the Theatre Royal

The Weir

Theatre’s power as an arena for storytelling meets the great Irish tradition of the bar room tale in Conor McPherson’s brilliant gem of a play about loss and the consolations of connection.

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Thursday, 8th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Friday, 9th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 10th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Flak at the Theatre Royal Backspace



Based on his two best-selling books, Flak and Fly, well-known writer and performer Michael Veitch presents Flak

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Friday, 9th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 10th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Affinity at the Theatre Royal


Be enthralled by an exquisite double-bill of captivating dance performed by Tasdance, members of The Australian Ballet, and accompanied by the TSO.

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Sunday, 11th October 2015 - 7:30pm
Frank – A Life in Song at the Theatre Royal

Frank – A Life in Song

Tom Burlinson, the voice of young Frank in the Golden Globe award-winning “Sinatra” stars in his highly acclaimed hit. A celebration of the music and career of the late, great Ol’ Blue Eyes.

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Tuesday, 17th November 2015 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 18th November 2015 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 19th November 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, 20th November 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 21st November 2015 - 8:00pm
The Fugly Duckling at the Theatre Royal

The Fugly Duckling

Regular theatre-goers in Hobart have come to love the annual Bawdy Panto. Now in its 13th year!

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