Theatre (669 Stories)

Forget Scrooge, it’s time to hear Marley’s side of the story…

By 22 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 7:30 pm to 29 November 2015 4:00 pm. ]

One of the world’s best known Christmas Stories is coming to the stage but it’s not quite the way you remember it.

“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible.”

So begins the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – the story of Jacob Marley’s [...]

Schnitz & Giggles – Weekly comedy improvisation shows starting this Wednesday

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).

You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here

This show we have a special treat for you!

Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – From the 80′s to the ANU. A multi-storey of Corey !

By 24 October 2015

[ 19 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The nine Corey’s of power return to the ANU Bar and Stadium on Saturday Dec 19th Dec and will excite you with infinitely enhanced Rock action moves, and daring Corey-ography.

Not since the sold out performance of Two Thousand and Nineteen 80 Fourteen have the Canberrian Rock (and to a smaller extent but not to be [...]


By 5 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity…


Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. You’ll be thrilled by fantastic performances of his greatest operatic and instrumental music.

MozartMANIA! features a cast of fine international and Australian singers and musicians giving you a [...]

Dead Men’s Wars at The Street Theatre

By 26 September 2015
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[ 15 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 15 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre (NZ) presents a world premiere production for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Celebrations.

ANU Interhall Productions presents Miss Saigon

By 25 August 2015
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Experience the ANU Interhall Productions rendition of one of the most thrilling shows in musical theatre, Miss Saigon.
Set in the Vietnam War, the musical is emotionally stirring portraying a heartbreaking story of suffering, loss and love.
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (creators of Les Miserables) bring Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the modern world in [...]

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot back by popular demand!

By 13 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; 14 August 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

A dramatic performance of T.S. Eliot’s seminal poem, The Waste Land, with self-devised musical accompaniment, is back by popular demand for two nights only.

Performances of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, are rare. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented. Cellist David Pereira and actor Julian Lamb bring [...]

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam coming to Canberra

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[ 11 December 2015 to 20 December 2015. ]

Cirque du Soleil is coming to Canberra with a spectacular entertainment event this summer.

Since premiering under the big top in Montreal in 1996, Quidam has captivated millions of people across five continents. Now Quidam has embarked on a new journey, with the same spell-binding production being performed in arenas around the world.

Young Zoé is bored. Her parents ignore [...]

Wicked winter holiday drama workshop for 7-12 year olds

By 26 June 2015
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[ 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. ]

As the fog and frost sweep across Canberra and the days grow shorter, we are plunged into formidable and freezing season of winter…

But never fear! Canberra Youth Theatre’s WICKED WINTER Holiday Workshops are open for enrolment this July, celebrating the two sides that accompany every story!

Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two [...]

Drama workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre – Semester 2

By 25 June 2015
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Have fun, be creative, be innovative!!!
Unleash the wilds of your imagination on to the stage with Canberra Youth Theatre’s acting ensemble workshop program.
Through theatre games, theatresports and acting exercises during weekly workshops, develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, voice, movement, characterisation, storytelling and theatre making in a variety of styles and structures.
Workshops on [...]

Tempo Theatre Spider Web fundraiser

By 5 May 2015
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[ 14 March 2015 7:30 pm to 8 May 2015 9:30 pm. ]

Come and preview Agatha Christie’s Spider Web put on by the talented Tempo Theatre to raise funds for Communities@Work Social Programs. There will be refreshments and raffles with fabulous prizes. Tickets are $35 each.  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you can’t join us on the 14th, you can still catch the show from [...]

The Crucible at Theatre 3

By 23 April 2015
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[ 1 May 2015 8:00 pm to 16 May 2015 8:00 pm. ]

The first production for REP’s 2015-16 Season—and the second for 2015—is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Opening on 1 May, the production continues until 16 May 2015 at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.

This Classic drama directed by Jordan Best presents a powerful and timeless depiction of how intolerance and hysteria can intersect and tear a community [...]

Calling budding performers for holiday theatre program!

By 18 April 2015

[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]
Budding Theatre is pleased to launch its much-anticipated school holiday program for children and teenagers aged eight to sixteen. Over five days, participants will learn about the fundamentals of:
•    Performance (audition skills; interpreting text; taking direction; inhabiting character)
•    Playwriting (structure; style; creative inspiration & process)
•    Directing (blocking; working with actors; artistic imagination)
•    Stage Management (organisation [...]

NUTS presents Wolf Lullaby by Hilary Bell

By 15 April 2015
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[ 29 April 2015 7:30 pm to 2 May 2015 7:30 pm. ]

“If you touch someone, do your fingerprints stay on their skin?
If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them?
Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?”

In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother, [...]

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]

The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!

Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre and Trick of the Light present The Bookbinder

By 30 March 2015
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[ 17 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 17 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] From award-winning independent company Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ), comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem.

Burlesque Idol comes to Canberra

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[ 28 March 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Returning after a sold-out tour last year, the world’s largest international burlesque competition is back for a bigger, better and more glamorous show than ever.

Celebrating six years in London’s West End, and a sell-out run in New York, Burlesque Idol is ready to bring the fun back to the southern hemisphere.
Created to help support emerging talent, [...]

The Empire Strips Back – A Star Wars burlesque parody

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[ 18 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
It’s the year that Star Wars returns to the silver screen, and to celebrate, The Empire Strips Back is returning for a very limited run of shows – the only Australian performances before the show heads overseas to America and Europe for an indefinite period.

Be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba [...]

Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

By 27 February 2015

Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015.
Acting for the Fun of it courses

Acting for the Fun of it
Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29
A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10
Practical performance [...]

Canberra musical on its way to Melbourne

By 26 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

After finishing college, most Canberra kids face the challenging decision to either head to university or start an entry-level position in the local career factory that is the public service.
For Alex Moffat, neither of these options seemed appealing. So, after enjoying a gap year in 2014, he set himself on a path to creative fulfilment [...]

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ]

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from adolescence until middle age.

Local theatre company Phoenix Players is bringing Hornby’s timeless, witty story to the stage. High Fidelity is a rock musical unlike any other. With all-original music inspired by the [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

Drama Workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre Semester 1 2015!

By 12 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]

Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play

By 8 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 10 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 10 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; 11 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 11 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play, which sold out throughout Australia in 2012.

Enter a wonderful journey through the seasons as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, [...]

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions.
A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]

UNWRAP ME; Kirsty Budding – the art of charity

By 16 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 18 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; 19 December 2014 at 7:30 pm; 20 December 2014 at 2:00 pm; 20 December 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s well said that the true measure of a humane society is how well it treats its most vulnerable. For me, just as true is the idea that humanity’s narrative and values are central to the arts. After meeting with Canberra’s Kirsty Budding, it is clear that she not only combines these ideals in her [...]

Judith Lucy returns to Canberra

By 10 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 14 March 2015 at 7:30 pm; 15 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Judith is back on stage with her first new solo show since 2012 and the good news is that her last year really sucked.

A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you’ll be in the ballpark. [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre: 2015 Drama Workshops for 7-12 years

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre offer a wide range of drama workshops for 7 – 12 years, including a summer holiday workshop, and drama in primary schools!

Macbeth – Bell Shakespeare Schools Festival (Review)

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

“The best way to understand and appreciate a Shakespeare play is to perform it.”  With this philosophy in mind, Bell Shakespeare invited schools across Canberra to participate in its inaugural Schools Festival.  Rather than just studying Macbeth in the classroom, the selected schools were challenged to perform it at The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre [...]

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 3 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

What if Harry Potter went AWOL?  “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow” takes all of the elements of chosen one stories and remixes them as satire.  Frank Sparrow is running, hard, from a destiny he can’t understand – the world will just have to save itself.  Canberra Youth Theatre’s interpretation of Angela Betzien’s theatrical [...]

August Osage County – Free Rain (Review)

By 27 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

August Osage County finishes with a whispered quotation from T.S. Eliot’s poem The Hollow Men: “This is the way the world ends.”  We are invited to complete the quotation ourselves: “Not with a bang with a whimper.”  But this isn’t a play of graceful endings, it’s a play of fighting desperately (and perhaps hopelessly) against [...]

In The Next Room – NUTS (Review)

By 21 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

NUTS (the ANU’s student theatre society) makes its best theatre when the material they have to work with is a little wild.  Last year’s Catherine The Great was a perfect fit with the group’s energetic, irreverent style.  A play about the invention of the vibrator (complete with lavish on-stage masturbation scenes) would seem to be [...]

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