2023 Subscription Season
First Nations
Musical Theatre
muylatina Palawa
The Theatre Royal presents HIT Productions'

The Sunshine Club

Written and Directed by Wesley Enoch, with Music by John Rodgers
23 - 24 Jun 2023 (3 performances)
Fri 23 Jun 2023 8:00 pm
Sat 24 Jun 2023 2:00 pm
Sat 24 Jun 2023 8:00 pm
Theatre Royal

A ground-breaking First Nations musical and instant classic when it premiered in 1999, The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought-provoking and entertaining night of theatre.

It’s 1946 and the war is finally over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over Australia. War-weary and ready for a happy life of simple pleasures like music, love and dance, Frank sets out to change things for the better by setting up The Sunshine Club, a place where everyone can come together, laugh and, most importantly, where he can dance with Rose, the beautiful girl next door.

The Sunshine Club harnesses the innate optimism of musical theatre to create an unmissable love story between two young people, and a love letter to a future nation.

Writer and Director     Wesley Enoch 
Composer                  John Rodgers 
Musical Director        Wayne Freer

Associated talks
Join us for a Q&A with Writer and Director of The Sunshine Club, Wesley Enoch!
The Q&A is included in the ticket for the matinee performance of The Sunshine Club (2pm, 24 June).

The History and Future of Blak Theatre in Lutruwita/Tasmania
Join us for this panel talk with practitioners Jim Everett - puralia meenamattaSinsa MansellNathan Maynard and Jordy Gregg. Facilitated by the renowned Australian playwright and The Sunshine Club's Director Wesley Enoch.
This is a pay-what-you-can event. Registration is essential. 

“The Sunshine Club... signals a brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals... an unashamedly feel-good musical.”
The Australian


Stalls and Dress Circle

Premium $90 / Premium concession $80

A Reserve $80 / A Reserve concession $70

B Reserve $70 / B reserve concession $60

C Reserve $60


Premium $80 / Premium concession $70

A Reserve $70 / A Reserve concession $60

B Reserve $60 / B Reserve concession $50

C Reserve $50

*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


150 mins (with interval)

Patrons' Advice

This show contains theatrical haze and mature themes including a reference to abortion.

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au