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From the “music isle of the Orient” comes one of the world’s most dynamic and prestigious orchestras, on a mission to bring classical music to the world.
Tasmania’s funniest emerging screen producers roll out their projects for all to see.
To celebrate 21 years of subscription seasons, Theatre North at the Princess is showcasing 21 local icons, nominated by the community, in this exhibition of luminous lightbox portraits!
They’re very funny, very clever and very musical and they are back to storm Hobart with more world-class musical comedy.
Axoum Duo’s performances reflect with sparkling clarity their classical training and interest in contemporary music.
An unlikely bunch joins a scientific voyage to cast a new perspective on transforming nature into knowledge.
Cello virtuoso Catherine Jones joins Van Diemen’s Band to present a ravishing program of Neapolitan baroque music.
If you like your comedy whip smart and sharp you simply can’t go past Charlie Pickering.
Art exhumes traditional, physical and mystical beliefs that are found where roads meet.
Through the lens of a stark and tender portrait of partnership, and ghosted by the presence of others on screen, Dance Interrogations is a duet between the gently insistent, fragile Smith and the fiercely wry Reid.
A night full of comedy, opera, popular classics. It’s a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to enthrall and entertain.
If there is one show this year that is guaranteed to leave you feeling genuinely happy then Djuki Mala is it!
Catherine, 45, an Australian expat living in London, has everything – a husband, a career and an international life. Everything except a child.
In Tasmania, wilderness photography turns art into epiphany, prophecy, proclamation and redemption.
This flagship community performance is proof that in a region where high calibre touring music is limited, the locals can make it themselves, on a grand scale.
Fringe at the Earl is the place for the funky and the festivally to spread their wings.
FIRE recalls the catastrophic fires of 1967, moving smoothly and soulfully through to the present day and the impact of climate change.
Inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s epic film The Great Dictator, Fragile Matter uses dance, theatre, and puppetry to craft an original and dramatic dance performance for our time.
This is not trickery or illusion, but the culmination of one man pushing the limitations of possibility.
This is a celebration of the lives of two of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic, charismatic icons. Both had almost mystical regard for colour, both practised their art with exuberant excess, opulence and flirtation, and both kept exotic gardens.
Large-scale charcoal drawings depict blackness, darkness and shadow in a whole new light.
Celebrating 25 years of Stompin, performers both past and present will captivate their audience and take them in search of the things that connect us all.
Three internationally celebrated artists invite you to partake in the development of major new works and to enjoy an all night film event.
Hannah Gadsby is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heartbreakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world.
“If more of us valued food and art and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien
Don’t miss the State Cinema’s exclusive selection of films exploring the island theme in this year’s Ten Days on the Island.
A unique collaboration between three artists whose combined expressions form a commanding voice.
Secrets, intrigue and unspeakable scandal lie hidden behind the walls of a charming Georgian house.
The teachings of luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) manifest in a form that is exquisite, delicate, historic and rare.
Continuing with their acclaimed and successful collaboration, songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp are teaming up once again, this time exploring music of the Latin flavour.
Showcasing stunning light-based illusions, including projecting your thoughts into reality using your smartphone, a will-o’-the-wisp light floating above your head and creating and fire in the palm of his hands.
“… an artist who ‘adds something new and significant to an ancient tradition’.”
— Artlink Magazine
This performance will be the first outing for a collaboration of two of Australia’s most respected artists
A free day of activities and entertainment at TMAG for the whole family centred around the theme of the day ‘living culture’, which celebrates the rich and vibrant Aboriginal culture of lutruwita (Tasmania).
Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen.
With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music.
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.
This year intrepid local company Mudlark will repeat the mayhem of the One Day Project, in which actors, writers and directors have just 24 hours to write, rehearse and perform a one act play!
Helena must learn that sometimes to please other people you need to learn to please (pleasure) yourself.
Great laughs to be had at Open Mic and Uber Comedy nights – absolutely standing room only events.
Overview Swinging gypsy jazz and cabaret meets French pop; Latino meets Middle Eastern rhythms; they all live happily ever after.
The earliest form of film – the flipbook – is revived by a travelling minstrel whose music is in his pictures.
Is survival a sufficient condition for our existence, or is there more to being human?
This project pays homage to the abundance of young talent we find, for example, gracing our stages in community musicals, and offers them an opportunity to perform in public and gain confidence.
Theatre that is fresh, unprocessed, raw and satisfying.
Remanence (n.): the residual magnetism and invisible forces that linger long after an initial object (or event) has been detached.
“Art is like writing or speaking. It tells people the ideas of your mind … My work is a complex and inclusive art language.”
— Chen Ping
Two centuries of noble history deserves a rich tribute. Edwards’ composition embraces the musical elements that have a place in that history: affiliated choirs, boy soprano and baritone soloists, organ, bells and percussion.
Sixteen artists question the value we invest in places, spaces and objects from everyday life.
Sequenza is an ensemble of four musicians united by a mutual passion for ancient instruments, historically informed performance and innovation within their art form.
This intriguing project reflects on secrets, lost memories, forgotten histories and neglected places.
Artists and archaeologists work together to document history in surprising new ways.
The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands and a festival favourite.
Libby and Beccy take the audience on a journey of intertwining genres, swapping songs, sharing stories and breaking musical stereotypes.
MADE, in collaboration with Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, brings to the stage an impeccably produced dance theatre work that draws together spoken word, song, recorded soundscape, installation, costume and animation.
The God That Comes is a wine-soaked rock & roll cabaret starring Hawksley Workman in an extraordinary solo performance that fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the intimacy of theatre.
Watch out! The Kransky Sisters are bringing their home baked show to town!
The father of Australian landscape painting is honoured in a thoughtful and timely manner, in the place he loved.
Be invigorated by The Rite of Spring’s pulsating rhythms, striking colours and brutal harmonies.
It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed. Set on Dog Island in Bass Strait, The Season is written by Tasmanian Aboriginal writer and performer Nathan Maynard. You’ll be fascinated and inspired. And you’ll laugh your head off
The endless possibilities, the beautiful potential and the infinite value of rubbish.
Who did a poo in the vanity unit? Find out at this hilarious live script reading.
The Wilson Pickers shows are raucous, virtuosic, spellbinding and always fun.
Melbourne’s favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood play their top ten, gold record The Yearning in full for the first time.
A stunning program of baroque masterpieces with Van Diemen’s Band and David Greco, whose rich baritone beautifully decorates the rustic surrounds of the shed at Spring Bay Mill.
Don’t miss seeing one of the country’s most exciting and insightful voices live in the Spiegeltent as he tackles everything from PC to outrage culture to race relations.
Performing live is what Tommy does best, so do yourself a favour and go and enjoy a brand new show in the Spiegeltent from the most exciting comedian of his generation. Good talk.
Tom Gleeson is a true master of comedy. He remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows.
Great laughs to be had at Open Mic and Uber Comedy nights – absolutely standing room only events.
Welcome to Wonderland … Boogie Wonderland! After dazzling audiences around the globe, VELVET arrives in Hobart in 2017.
Once upon a time, a young man fell in love with a beautiful woman. They married and lived happily until her true identity was revealed; she was a magical white snake.
Catch Wil for the first time at the Spiegeltent with his brand new show. Don’t miss your chance to see stand up its finest.
The Island of the Proud Circle has sprung a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing altogether. It takes the wandering, wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways. Adventures happen and horizons widen.