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“Henry V” – Bell Shakespeare (Review)

By 16 June 2014

“In little room confining mighty men” – Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Henry V (helmed by Damien Ryan as director) presents us with a classroom of energetic students performing the play to each other and challenges us to engage our imaginations to make the play come to life.  As the Chorus (presented here as the [...]

Warts and All by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 7 February 2014

[ 7 February 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Ever wanted to prune your family Tree? this Play’s for you!

Star Wars Burlesque returns to the Canberra Theatre

By 9 January 2014

[ 14 March 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….

Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]

Hindmarsh Group sponsoring the Canberra Theatre

By 26 September 2013

The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy [...]

Catalogue of Dreams at the Canberra Theatre Centre

By 9 July 2013

[ 17 July 2013 to 27 July 2013. ]

Opening next week is a new piece of theatre, created by award winning professionals in collaboration with local artists, telling stories relevant to Canberra.

It sounds pretty wonderful actually.

Catalogue of Dreams is a charismatic and compelling new work created by the award winning Urban Theatre Projects.

Bold, evocative images collide as wannabe kings and make-believe queens jostle [...]

ACT coat of arms in Canberran hands

By 1 July 2013

In a ceremony at Canberra Theatre today, the ACT coat of arms was handed over from the federal government to the ACT. The handover was a culmination of many years work, and is somewhat of a fitting birthday present to our Capital.
Representatives from both sides of the Government as well as several of Canberra’s cultural [...]

Review of Ngapartji, Ngapartji

By 26 July 2012

Although Canberra’s wintery night lured us towards hot chocolate and early night, we managed to locate our thermal vests, leggings and socks, and set out across the deserted streets.  We were surprised to find the car park of the Canberra theatre full.   After much deliberation as to whether we should park in a permit zone, [...]

Mothers Day concert from the Canberra City Band

By 3 May 2012

[ 13 May 2012; 2:30 pm; ]

If you’re wondering what to do this mother’s day this looks worth a guernsey.

Captions for theatre goers? There’s an app for that

By 7 February 2012

CityNews brings word that deaf patrons of the Canberra Theatre can now get captions on their phones via the Go Theatrical app.
The application will be available for the first time on the March 17 matinee performance of “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll”.
The application can be downloaded to from the App Store for $1.99, with all [...]

Mugged after leaving Mooseheads at 5am

By 26 January 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery and assault of a man in Civic earlier this morning (Thursday, January 26).
About midday police were on foot patrol and located the man lying in some bushes in the laneway behind the Canberra Theatre.
The man has what appears to be minor injuries and was missing his wallet [...]

Government and Developers ever closer intertwined. John Hindmarsh to chair the Cultural Facilities Corporation.

By 27 December 2011

Joy Burch has announced into the silly season that the Executive Chairman of the Hindmarsh Group (“A leader in construction, development and property, Hindmarsh draws upon this expertise to deliver specialist services in retirement, parking operations and capital management.” According to their website), John Hindmarsh, is giving of himself to chair the Cultural Facilities Corporation:
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Namatjira at the Playhouse, a review

By 15 September 2011

[ 14 September 2011 to 17 September 2011. ]

Running late as usual, my co-writer and I raced to the theatre to find ourselves in unfortunate seating, which will probably leave us with aching necks for weeks. However, despite the rocky start the set caught our attention and drew our focus back to the impending production.

In the centre, the main prop a [...]

Who wants double passes for The Sum of Us at the Canberra Theatre?

By 13 July 2011

We’ve got 10 double passes to give away to RiotACT Premium Members this Saturday night at the Canberra Theatre for The Sum of Us (starring Wolf Creek’s John Jarratt).
They’re worth $119 each and will get you a night at the theatre. If you’re not already a premium member it’s not too late to upgrade and [...]

Turns at the Canberra Theatre. A review.

By 23 June 2011

The turning of the few.
A flock of grey hair eagerly poured into the theatre, much to this young single girl’s dismay.
The set dripped with old advertisements of vegemite and aeroplane jelly creating a light atmosphere, joyful whispering and excitement among the audience.
Unfortunately, and much to the disappointment of many, the over the top slap-stick comedic [...]

Where was Canberra? (for the Chris Botti Concert)

By 20 June 2011

I attended a phenomenal concert by Chris Botti and Co. a week ago at the Canberra Theater. 
As a jazz enthusiast, I have had the pleasure and good luck of watching many a legend. 
This concert was mind blowing and mind boggling. 
Superb jazz performed to a lackluster few. 
Half the seats were empty. 
Has [...]

Much Ado About Nothing – Free tickets for opening night tonight!

By 19 May 2011

Experience Shakespeare’s most loved romantic comedy. With its unique charm and quick wit, Bell Shakespeare’s production of Much Ado About Nothing takes place in Sicily in the 1950’s against a backdrop of iron rules of behavior, family pride, vendettas and the notion of male honour.
Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick are [...]

Look Back In Anger comes to the Courtyard Studio

By 19 January 2011

[ 17 February 2011 to 26 February 2011. ]

The very talented Naomi Milthorpe sent the below media release in, it’s fair to say if she’s involved it’s likely to be pretty good.

RECOLLECTED IN FIRE AND BLOOD:

JOHN OSBORNE’S LOOK BACK IN ANGER EXPLODES ONTO THE CANBERRA STAGE THIS FEBRUARY

It’s one of the twentieth century’s most magnificent plays – a work that opened the doors [...]

Outstanding theatre – The Laramie Project

By 19 May 2010

[ 20 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 21 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 22 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 26 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 27 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 28 May 2010; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 29 May 2010; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Everyman Theatre presents The Laramie Project

In 1998, on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming,  21-year-old gay university student Matthew Shepherd was tied to a fence, savagely beaten, and left to die. In the attack’s aftermath, Laramie became the centre of a media storm.

New York’s Tectonic Theatre Company, under the direction of Moises Kaufman, conducted extensive interviews with [...]

National Arab Film Festival comes to Canberra!

By 12 November 2009

[ 13 November 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 14 November 2009; 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November

This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling across Australia for the first time. The national tour kicks off in Sydney before heading to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Experience the diversity, complexity and beauty of the Arab world through its film.

This special touring program features the most entertaining, moving and [...]

Canberra Repertory Studio 2008 Duologue Competition

By 12 May 2008

The Canberra Repertory
finals of the Duologue Competition is on this Friday and Saturday.
Why do you want to go to this?
1) It’s now your chance to take part. Come along to one of the finals
shows, and you will be given a program that doubles as a voting slip.
Cast your votes as you go along – give [...]

Ross Noble @ the Canberra Theatre TONIGHT!

By 2 May 2008

[ 2 May 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 3 May 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ] It’s probably sold out by now – although it may be an empty Canberra Theatre if the Facebook events page is anything to go by but… (cut and pasted from facebook)
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He’s back! Following a massive sold out tour of the UK, Ross returns to the nation’s capital with more first class nonsense. Voted one of [...]

Exhibition of Renaissance of Chinese Arts This Friday, 11 April & Saturday, 12 April

By 8 April 2008

[ 11 April 2008; 7:30 pm; 12 April 2008; 2:00 pm; ] Divine Performing Arts Chinese Spectacular at the Canberra Theatre

Fri. 11 April 2008, 7:30pm

Sat. 12 April 2008, 2:00 pm & 7:30pm

Dear Sir/Madam

The classical Chinese dance company, Divine Performing Arts, continues its international Chinese Spectacular tour with sell out shows from Broadway to London. It returns to Canberra with a dazzling new program on 11 [...]

Angels In America

By 21 January 2008

Papermoon theatre company’s current production, “Angels in America”, is truly one not to be missed! Reviews of the show have been fantastic; and with good reason. This is captivating theatre. Directors Jarrad West and Liz Bradley’s production is brave, beautiful and simply not like anything else I remember seeing on a Canberra stage in a [...]

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