Theatre (628 Stories)

Canberra Comedy Festival kicks off with a bang

By 19 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.

While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:

This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]

Art, Not Apart. A Papercuts review

By 19 March 2013

The scent of freshly made crepes floated upon the light breeze, mingling with the music and conversation as the Art, Not Apart festival took a hold on New Acton this past Saturday. A fresh-eyed crowd filled the precinct, eager to absorb the jumble of art and artists that were breathing life into this local festival.
One [...]

The Village Festival descends on Canberra


[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.

From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]

Lunchtime with You Are Here


It’s lunchtime and a man calling himself Fossil Rabbit is making the most wonderful and chilled sounds with a guitar. I swear this music is helping me digest. I don’t have the science to back that up, so I’ll just have to ask you to trust me.
A collection of people are sitting around the room [...]

You Are Here festival breakfasts

By 17 March 2013

You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam for 21 March

By 16 March 2013

[ 21 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

This just in from the inimitable Josh Inman:

Dear robots of poetry,

Kicking off at 7:30 at the Front Gallery in Lyneham on the 21st, the March edition of the Canberra Poetry Slam starts with an open mike.

The slam is open to all*, with a 1 poem 3 minute limit; the poem has to be of your [...]

Heartbroken Assassin [COMPLETE]


The video above is the playlist, it will update once a day as new episodes are released. Check below for individual episodes.
Fight Scenes, music, and beautiful women. Heartbroken Assassin is a new Canberra based web series being created over the course of the You Are Here festival. A new episode will be filmed and released [...]

YOU ARE HERE – It begins


You Are Here has descended upon our fair City for the third time. In a time where random d-list personalities are making fun of Canberra for attention and profit, and birthday celebrations maybe don’t have enough food vans, it can be easy to fall into despair. Fear not though, there is a cure. No it’s [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 March 2013


[ 15 March 2013 to 17 March 2013. ]

It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.

What are your hot tips?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tease And Tearaways presents: Are You Feeling Lucky?… Punk!


[ 22 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, is back and this time they’ll be serving up an evening of non-stop punk rock!

Are you feeling lucky?… Punk! brings you a relentless line up of local and interstate bands, as well as hard-hitting burlesque acts with an added punk rock edge especially for the occasion.

Topnovil (NSW)
Batfoot (NSW)
Revellers (ACT)

And [...]

Hit Him in the Comic Cuts hits the National Film and Sound Archive

By 13 March 2013

[ 19 March 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.

The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]

Canberra (I miss you)


Canberra (I Miss You) from Jordan & Sam on Vimeo.
David Finnigan wants me to show you this. He’s usually right!
Canberra (I Miss You)
from Jordan & Sam PLUS 16 hours ago / via Final Cut Pro NOT YET RATED
Performed by Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr.
Shot by Benjamin Hamey.
The Landlords perform ‘A Stitch in Time Saves Brian’ [...]



It’s the day we have all been waiting for – the public holiday Monday that sees all of Canberra get together around Lake Burley Griffin for the party of a century.
Big numbers are expected to the event, which starts at noon and continues until 11pm.
Event organisers heaved a sigh of relief late last week as [...]

AFL match goes meat pie free for first time since 1897

By 9 March 2013

Tonight I attended the AFL pre-season NAB Cup match at Manuka Oval, to see Essendon and Greater Western Sydney trial their latest crop of youngsters and watch old stagers like Dustin Fletcher, Brendon Goddard and Jobe Watson run around the paddock. Manuka Oval was in superb condition, and the new lights are lovely. The match [...]

Forget ‘Keep Calm’ these performers are here to Carry On!

By 8 March 2013

[ 13 May 2013; ] Press your uniform and polish your aviators! It is time for a morale-boosting concert Pin-Up style!

Festival madness


Anyone else think this month is a getting a little ridiculous in terms of festivals? It’s ludicrous how much stuff is crammed into these 31 days. Anyone who complains Canberra is dull has never been here in March.
Let’s go over it shall we?
Canberra Comedy Festival. March 19-23.
The Village Festival. March 21-24.
The National Folk Festival.March 28-April [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 March 2013


[ 8 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]

It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!

What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

The Near and How, now?

By 6 March 2013

Adelaide Rief (YAH Coordinator) spoke to her good friend and animateur, Cathy Petocz a sprightly young theatre maker about one of her two You Are Here Festival shows, “The Near and How”

Folkie Program is out

By 5 March 2013

[ 28 March 2013 to 1 April 2013. ]

The National Folk Festival program for 2013 is out! As usual it is full of all sorts of really awesome fun things and some folk music. I kid because I love.

Check it out, get excited, and I’ll see you in the line for drink tickets!

Or outside the Majestic wearing a tri-corner hat…

Cell Block 69 are here to Rock you ! In Canberry. On the 15th and 16th of MARCH !!!!!!!

By 5 March 2013

[ 15 March 2013 to 16 March 2013. ]

It’s only 10 sleeps until Cell Block 69 return to sunny Canberry to show Canberrians just how awesome Cell Block are in Rock (and to a lesser extent – synth pop) concert.

The Canberrian mayor has also announced a display of fireworks to be held on Lake Burley Griffin, in honor of Cell Block 69′s triumphant [...]

If Sinsations lasts 100 years will we celebrate Canberra girls going to work there? [With poll]


The Canberra Times is very excited the local girl Fuchsia Bullot will be getting her clothes off for tourists in Paris:
Canberra’s Fuchsia Bullot has become a member of an exclusive – and long-legged – club.
She’s the third student of Tuggeranong’s Legs Dance Studio to join the high-kicking cancan line of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
The [...]

Have You Are Here told you yet how many events they have?

By 1 March 2013

Hi y’all!
I’m another one (we are so many!) of the You Are Here festival producers/curators this year and I just wanted to say hi. I’m such a fan girl about this festival, I can’t say enough nice things about what we do and the insanely wonderful people I get to work with. This is my [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 March 2013

By 28 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2013 to 3 March 2013. ]

It’s going to be wet and if we’re lucky it’s going to be wild.

What’s worth doing and seeing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film

By 26 February 2013

[ 10 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Word reaches us of a collaboration between the Spiegel Garden and the National Film and Sound Archive:

Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film is a free programme of Canberra-related memories, which will be presented by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on March 10 from 7.30pm.

The magical evening – set in the beautiful [...]

Bailey goes Bush

By 26 February 2013

Steven Bailey (KAP Senate candidate for the ACT), and Bruce (dog), are fleeing Canberra for a while in order to finish scoring an opera.
“it’ll be great to get back to the bush for some inspiration. I’ll go on a few motor bike rides and walks through the bush with my dog Bruce”
“I’ll shoot a few [...]

Blunder in You Are Here communications

By 26 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The You Are Here email has been getting regularly hit by emails asking ‘Where do we buy tickets?’ and ‘How much does this cost?’, so it looks like we’re doing something wrong in terms of communcations -

Design Studio || Canberra Youth Theatre

By 26 February 2013

Applications extended until March 1st!
Visit for more info and to enroll

You Are Here meets Fletcher Jones Menswear

By 22 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In its third year, the You Are Here festival has finally achieved its dreams and got hold of the keys to two of our favourite vacant shopfronts in the whole of Canberra: Fletcher Jones menswear and the Garema Place Police Station.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 February 2013

By 21 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 February 2013 to 24 February 2013. ]

Some of you will be heading off to Soundwave this weekend, you lucky sods. So what’s left for those of us left behind?

First Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013

By 21 February 2013

[ 23 February 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Local wordsmiths Varisht Gosain and Josh Inman are once again amassing a clan of poets to do battle at the Front in Lyneham.

What: 1st Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013
Where: The Front Gallery and Cafe, Lyneham
The Canberra Poetry Slam is Canberra’s longest running poetry slam. The CPS kicks off at 730 with an open mic. [...]

The Village shows off its program

By 21 February 2013

The Centenary Team are letting it be known that the intriguing “The VIllage” has unveiled what they’re going to be doing in Glebe Park for free at the end of March:
Travelling arts community The Village has unveiled the program for itsCanberra debut, which will celebrate the Centenary year with four days of theatre, art [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre – Senior Actor Ensemble

By 15 February 2013

Designed for actors who have completed secondary school, Senior Actors Ensemble develops core skills in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, script analysis and audition technique. The program provides opportunities to put those skills to practical use, in a myriad of performance settings.

For more info, visit

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