Burnie Port, North West Tasmania

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Welcome to the home of the North West Tasmania Theatre Calendar. Find out what's coming up and what's happening. I update it as often as I can when the National Theatre isn't out and about doing theatre of our own. Please get in contact if you would like me to post up your event.

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AUG 19 2022

Cosi DoMaur Productions Location: Uniting Church Hall, Mount St. Burnie Map
DoMaur Cosi
POSTPONED - No New Dates Yet! Nowra’s vibrant play is set inside a psychiatric institution in 1971. Lewis, a young director, takes on the task of mounting a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in the burnt-out theatre. He becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-Vietnam protests rage outside.

First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most successful Australian plays produced in the last two decades.

A terrific play about madness, illusion, sanity… and theatre.

Dates: AUG (7.30pm) Fri 19, Sat 20, Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27
MATINEE (3.00pm): Sun 21, Sat 27

Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $20, Student $17, Group 6+ $20, Student Group 6+ $10 (available from box office only)
(Note: a $5.50 booking fee per purchase applies when booking online)

To Book: Available from Burnie Arts and Function Centre.
In Person: Box Office, 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie TAS 7320
Call: 03 6430 5850
Online: Click Here for the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Website

AUG 25 2022

Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash Cradle Coast Theatre Location: Town Hall Theatre, Devonport Paranaple Centre Map NEW DATES ADDED
Cradle Coast Theatre Presents Ring of Fire
Back by popular demaned. The well-received musical that hit Devonport in May is back for 4 shows only. If you missed it the first time, don't be late. Get your tickets now!

CRADLE COAST THEATRE, by arrangement with ORIGIN Theatrical, proudly presents the Tasmanian premiere production of the Richard Maltby Jr. and William Meade musical, RING OF FIRE : The Music of Johnny Cash.

Suitable for all ages, RING OF FIRE is a celebration of Cash’s music, life and times and features 6 singers and 8 on-stage musicians presenting 30-plus non-stop songs made famous by the Man in Black – Jackson, Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Country Boy to name some.

RING OF FIRE is directed by Sid Sidebottom, Bronwyn Darvell, and David Turner. Date:
EVENING 7.30pm: AUG Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27

MATINNEE 1.30pm: Sat 27 Tickets:
Adult: $45
Group 10+: $40 each
Friends of the Theatre Member $40

To Book:
Click Here for the paranaple Arts Centre's booking page.

AUG 19 2022

Quartet Ulverstone Repertory Theatre Society Location: Leven Theatre, Ulverstone Map Quartet - Ulverstone Rep
The story takes place in a home for retired musicians and centres on four retired opera singers. Three old friends Cecily, Reg and Wilfred, were quite famous in the opera world once and now enjoy their retirement. They are also looking forward to celebrating Verdi's birthday, when they will perform together one more time. However, their peace is destroyed with the arrival of Jean, a lady they performed with years ago. The problem? The other three don't like her. Painful memories are brought to the surface as moments, memories and marriages of the past return.

"Quartet" is a beautiful and delightful play that is both funny and touching. It is full of wicked and saucy humour about growing old and about art. It is a play of hope and confidence for people in their retirement who fear they no longer have much to offer. It is a play that shows that a zest for life, the holding on to desire and friendship can keep you young at heart.


Evening Performances
(7.30pm) AUGUST Fri 19, Sat 20, Fri 26, Sat 27. SEPTEMBER: Fri 2, Sat 3
(2pm) AUGUST: Sun 28. SEPTEMBER: Sun 3

Tickets: Adults $30.00, Concession $25.00, Child $20.00
To Book: Available June 27
In Person: The Hive, 50 Main Street, Ulverstone
Buy online at Trybooking.com: Click Here

OCT 21 & 22 2022

Deloraine One Act Play Festival Deloraine Dramatic Society Location: Meander Valley Performing Arts Centre, Deloraine Map Deloraine One Act Play Festival
Deloraine One Act Play Festival returns for another exciting weekend of theatre.

Dates: October 21 & 22 Tickets: Small feer for each session To Book: Turn up on the day!

OCT 28 2021

Mamma Mia Burnie Musical Society Location: Burnie Arts and Function Centre Map Mamma Mia
POSTPONED Until October 2022

Come along to the Burnie Arts and Function Centre to ‘Have the time of our life’.

With hit after hit this amazing show brings to life iconic Abba songs, and blends them together into a feel good story for the whole family.

Come and spend a few hours with us on a Greek Island and enjoy a fun filled afternoon or evening at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.

Evening Performances (7.30pm) OCTOBER Fri 28, Sat 29, NOVEMBER Fri 4th, Sat 5th, Thu 10th Fri 11th, Sat 12th
Matinnee: (2pm) OCTOBER Sat 29, NOVEMBER Sat 5th, Sat 12th

Tickets:Adults $40.00, Concession $33.00, Child U16 $33.00, Group 10+ $33, BAFC Subscriber $30
Please note: All tickets attract a 1.5% credit card fee. Group bookings 10+ only available from Box Office
To Book:
Phone: 03 6430 5850
Book in person: 77-79 Wilmot Street, P.O. Box 973, Burnie TAS 7320
Buy Online: Click Here

May 12 2023

Freaky Friday Devonport Choral Society Location: Devonport Paranaple Centre Map Devonport Choral Society - Freaky Friday

Try as they might, Katherine and Ellie just can’t seem to understand each other: Ellie wants her mum to stop trying to change her, while Katherine wants her daughter to be the best version of herself that she can be. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now, both will have to?literally?spend a day walking in each other’s shoes, learning about each other and the struggles each goes through and forging a new mother-daughter relationship in this hilarious, energetic, and moving musical comedy.

Freaky Friday is based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films. It features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, Friday Night Lights and Parenthood – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

MAY 12 - 28 (10 Performances) Tickets: TBC To Book: TBC

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