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Free performances at The Street Theatre this weekend!

By 18 March 2011

[ 18 March 2011; 5:30 pm; 19 March 2011; 3:00 pm; ] For all of you interested in soulful and innovative musical stylings, The Street Theatre will be presenting two free performances this afternoon (Friday 18th) from 5:30pm and tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 19th) from 3pm, supported by the Canberra Festival and You Are Here. Bookings for both events are essential and can be made over the phone [...]

West African Drumming? Yes please!

By 13 July 2010

[ 27 July 2010 8:00 pm to 28 July 2010 8:00 pm. ]

I you like drumming, drumming circles, and all things drums (or just like to have a dance), maybe check out MANDINKA SOUND, a touring show coming to the Street Theatre on July 27 and 28.

On a national tour through regional and metropolitan centres in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and the Northen [...]


By 23 June 2010

[ 22 June 2010 5:00 pm to 3 July 2010 9:00 pm. 22 June 2010 5:00 pm to 3 July 2010 9:00 pm. ]

Friday may have been cold outside, but in Street Two there was warmth to spare with the opening of William Zappa’s Winter’s Discontent. As You Like It café poured out glasses of French wine served with delicious duck and camembert canapés inspired by Zappa’s muse, Les Miserables’ rascally innkeeper Thenardier (though the food was much [...]

Alister Spence, Mandala Trap + Ambrose Chapel

By 20 May 2010

[ 21 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] hellosQuare recordings in conjunction with the Street Theatre present Alister Spence, Mandala Trap and Ambrose Chapel.

Friday May 21, 8pm @ The Street Theatre

Acclaimed jazz pianist Alister Spence performs a rare solo set accompanied by the Super16mm film projections of Louise Curham, coming off a series of shows with Laughing Clowns and the release of his [...]

The Small Poppies Don’t Care

By 4 May 2010

[ 6 May 2010 8:00 pm to 15 May 2010 10:00 pm. ]

(the end of the world is nigh)

“If Stephen Fry and Trey Parker had a love child, it would be the Small Poppies.”

With climate change a hot topic and war a favourite human pastime, Melbourne comedy trio [but Canberra derived] The Small Poppies invite you on a rollercoaster ride of apocalyptic [...]


By 14 April 2010

[ 29 April 2010 7:30 pm to 2 May 2010 6:30 pm. ]

The Street Theatre will launch the 2010 Made in Canberra season with Love Cupboard, a new full length work written by emerging Canberra playwright Emma Gibson. Part whimsical fantasy, part comedy and part drama and all love story, Love Cupboard explores the darkness and light we all hold within, and the conditions and abuses perpetrated [...]

April at the Street Theatre

By 12 April 2010

[ 12 April 2010 to 30 April 2010. ] There are stacks of things happening Streetside this April, with music (opera! world! Russian folk!), comedy, new work, and solo performance to whet the artsy appetite.

Right now, we have legendary Aussie actor Max Cullen channelling ‘the poet of the people’, Henry Lawson, in his solo work FACES IN THE STREET (on Tuesdays – Saturdays til [...]

Djan Djan – Free Show @ Street Theatre

By 2 March 2010

The Street presents in association with The ANU Exchange
Djan Djan.
WHEN: Thursday March 11, 6PM
WHERE: The Street Theatre, outside under the trees (or in the theatre if it’s wet weather) 
DJAN DJAN are Mamadou Diabate (kora, Mali), Bobby Singh (tabla, India) and Jeff Lang (guitar, Australia).
Three virtuosic instrumentalists stretching their skills into sublime areas of new musicality.

The [...]

The Burlesque Hour: Not Just Tassles and Tease

By 4 February 2010

[ 11 February 2010 8:00 pm to 20 February 2010 8:00 pm. ] [First Filed Feb 2, 2010]

Working at the Street there are a lot of exciting things going on but this one is SUPER DUPER exciting: the return of Finucane & Smith’s The Burlesque Hour with a new show, appropriately (though perhaps not very inventingly) titled SHE’S BACK!

It’s a new show with some old favourite acts (like [...]

Made in Canberra 2010 – Seeking Submissions

By 15 December 2009

Call for Proposals
From July – December 2010 The Street Theatre will present two curated seasons of work created by independent artists.  Proposals are for the presentation of projects that can be single or multi-artform but must be primarily live performance-based works. 
The Street Theatre are encouraging all artists and ensembles to act now and grab this [...]

Clankenstein – Gypsy Honkytonk

By 1 December 2009

This week’s Exile on Childers Street:
Free concert with free BBQ supplied by Baulderstone Honribrook
Thursday, Dec 3, 5pm-7pm @ Latin American Park
(bounded by Marcus Clarke, Rudd & Childers Streets)
Clankenstein’s music is zippy Balkan honkytonk featuring the mighty cimbalom – the bastard offspring of xylophone and piano. Romanian instrumentals in the style of the Gypsy ghetto, with [...]

Exile on Childers Street 09 – Mamadou Diabates

By 23 November 2009

[ 25 November 2009; 5:00 pm; ] A FREE EVENT featuring MAMADOU DIABATE 

 ”…sparkling technique… compelling rhythmic groove… flair for making this ancient instrument sound as though it was invented yesterday… – ROOTSWORLD

 Mamadou Diabate was born in 1975 in Kita, a Malian city long known as a center for the arts and culture of the Manding people of West Africa. Mamadou comes from a family of [...]

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