The Australian Shakespeare Company bring you Twelfth Night
Laugh yourself silly with: Sir Toby Belch – the man believed to have invented partying, Sir Andrew Aguecheek – dispossessed of any intelligence, Malvolio – a power hungry puritan who falls from a great moral height when pushed by Sir Toby, Maria - the housemaid who outwits Malvolio and housetrains Sir Toby, Viola – a shipwrecked girl who cross-dresses as a boy to get a job, Olivia – deeply grieving for her brother’s death refuses Duke Orsino’s overtures and rebounds by falling in love with the cross-dressed Viola, and Orsino – the lovesick Duke pining for Olivia, but seems to fancy Viola dressed as a boy!
Come and experience Shakespeare in one of Victoria’s most beautiful Botanic Gardens - in Hamilton. The Australian Shakespeare Company brings you Shakespeare Under the Stars with this brilliant production. What a great family night it will be. (Note: the family priced tickets will automatically be updated in the cart once the required criteria has been met)
Directed by Glenn Elston OAM
BYO: your own blanket or chair, picnic, wine and friends!
Water and hot drinks will be available to purchase at the event
The Box Office and Entry marquee will be located near the main gate, cnr French and Thompson Sts
WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY - TWELFTH NIGHT - UNDER the STARS
If the Australian Shakespeare Company cancels the performance due to inclement weather the performance will be reschedule to the following night (March 8th, 2020) and your tickets will be valid for that performance. If the rescheduled 8th March 2020 performance is also cancelled due to inclement weather the Australian Shakespeare Company will provide you with a lifetime credit note for the value of your tickets (not including any booking or handling fees) which can be used for any ASC performances anytime anywhere. A credit note will only be offered if the performance is officially cancelled. When a performance is cancelled in advance of the scheduled start time due to weather conditions, where possible and time permitting, every effort is made to inform ticket holders by SMS or telephone.
For full weather policy please see our terms and conditions page
The Australian Shakespeare Company bring you Twelfth Night
The ice caps are melting and all Polar Bear wants to do is get home and have fresh penguin for lunch! Will she make it in time? Will you be able to stop her from eating one of those cute penguins?
Fun for the whole family, Aurora is the latest creation by Circus Oz, featuring a host of silly and love able arctic characters all performing spectacular acrobatic feats and hilarious physical comedy that will leave you gasping and laughing with delight. You’ll love the adorable antics of the troupe of silly penguins as they ice-slide and fly high through the air. Journey with Polar Bear as she sings, foot-juggles and climbs her way to impossible heights. Watch in awe as an acrobat head-balances precariously upside down, suspended over an ominous vat of toxic waste. With original live music from the Circus Oz band, Aurora will have you chair-dancing and bopping along for all 70 minutes of live action-packed entertainment.
Aurora is your gateway to a wintry wonderland of stunning visual artistry, jaw-dropping acrobatics and a story of hope for humanity … and polar bears and penguins!
NOTE: There is limited accessible seating. Please contact the box office on 5573 0429 between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure we have seats available for sale.
Having wowed audiences across the globe with their exciting harmonies, smooth choreography and charming good looks, the men of Shades deliver a set list ranging from Bublé’s Motown hits, through to his Sinatra chart-toppers.
With standing ovations across the US, their Australian premiere is sure to sell out!
A PACked Stage Gig - get a group together and book a table
PULSATING DIGITAL CIRCUS - PREMIERING WORLDWIDE IN 2020!
Seamlessly combining incredible interactive technology with world-class acrobats, dancers and musicians, CIRCUIT is a pulsating digital circus performance. Showcasing incredible feats, fused with state of the art tech, the production not only defies the laws of physics, but blurs the boundaries of various artistic genres, to deliver a unique and astounding experience.
A heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring performance, CIRCUIT will draw you in and take you on the ultimate journey exploring circus and circuitry.
Fresh from the creators of the international smash hit, 360 ALLSTARS, CIRCUIT is the latest offering from renowned Australian production house, Onyx Productions. The company, which is known worldwide for their high energy, spectacular shows, consistently work with only the best artists from across the globe, and CIRCUIT is certainly no exception. Each artist has been individually headhunted for being the very best in their given fields, and as such the production features an absolutely stellar international cast from USA, Canada, Germany, France, Chile & Australia.
PACked Stage Gig For those over 18 ONLY Why not get a group together and book a table.
Weeklies winner Best Circus Adelaide Fringe 2018 and Fringeworld 2019.
“Welcome to a circus for the new age... Brilliant performances covered with rhythm and attitude and a certain aura permeates the venue that embodies the phrase, 'Filthy and Gorgeous'.” (WeekendNotes.com).
'The performance is so high energy, so passionate and executed with such abandon that it can't help but leave you feeling elated and empowered... if you aren't turned on by this you might want to consult a physician, because you're probably clinically dead' (SmutButtons.com).
With a stunning cast led by Narrator CHRIS McKENNA, Star Tenor ROY BEST, Musical Theatre Star JAZ FLOWERS , International Soprano ALISON JONES, Opera Australia’s CAROLINE VERCORE, this production will be one of the Highlights of the year…and of course Performed around ANZAC Day 2020.
There is many great singers who performed during the Wars that are highlighted in this wonderful production. Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew Sisters, Bob Dylan, Normie Rowe and many more.
Songs include, White cliffs of Dover, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ , Chattanooga Choo Choo” Blowin In The Wind”, and a stirring version of “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables
This production is dedicated to those brave Men and Women who Gave of their lives in service of our Country.
This show marks a return of Morning Melodies. Come and join us for a moving concert and then stay for a light lunch - all included in the low ticket price.
Tickets can be purchased via the Box Office only.
This is a Schools Performance which is also open to the general public aged 14+
Caitlin and Oscar used to be mates, but not anymore. Six months after the death of Oscar’s brother/Caitlin’s boyfriend, Caitlin and Oscar haven’t spoken.
These days, Caitlin texts boys to meet her in public parks while Oscar eats his lunch in the teacher’s staffroom. But when Caitlin sends Oscar a text message, he comes running. Caitlin is scared. She convinces an unsuspecting Oscar to run away with her. To go “full on missing".
Hell's Canyon is a new coming of age drama about friendship and rebellion that directly connects to a youth audience..
Warning: This production contains sexual references and occasional coarse language.
The production deals with sensitive themes such as death and grief. These are contextualised through considered script writing and direction of the work, reflecting a modern day representation of the adolescents and young adults in Australia today.
THIS SHOW IN THREE FEELINGS
1. Brutally funny
Duration: 65 minutes - Suitable for students 14+
“This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
Council, its arts funding and advisory body”.
This project is supported by the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation.
This project is supported by Gandel Philanthropy
Let them play, let them stay
Now an acclaimed feature film adaptation starring Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany and John Howard, Callinan returns to the stage with the one man tour de force that inspired the OzFlix Best Film, Cinema Australia Audience Awarded and dual AACTA nominated ‘instant classic’ (Film Blerg).
The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals - the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; to save the club he embarks on a programme to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change.
For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.
Now JEFF CARTER together with BROOKE McMULLEN bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert.
These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared.
This 2 hour live concert event 'LEAVING JACKSON' The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.
Their relationship began 25 years ago during the Musical Beauty and the Beast, and they have remained the best of friends ever since, both on and off stage. Their on stage connection is rare, warm and genuinely heartfelt.
Rachael has had a remarkable career on both television and stage. Some of her Theatre credits include Barnum, Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Mis,Cabaret, Singing in the Rain, Cats, and of course Beauty and the Beast. Television credits include Home and Away, City Homicide, Sea Patrol and It takes Two.
Michael has worked extensively in London, Europe, and at home here in Australia. Some of his theatre credits include Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Chess, Woman in White, Sunset Boulevard and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also appeared often on Carols by Candelight and has performed for Her Majesty the Queen on three different occasions.
Together they create a truly theatrical experience drawing upon their many years of experience in the show biz industry. An evening of stories, fun, laughter and perhaps even a few tears as the audience is transported to the magic of the world's most popular musicals. Scenes seamlessly meld into songs which take you on an emotional journey. It's like seeing 10 musicals in one night.
Of course no show would be complete without backstage gossip and tales of many famous actors, directors and composers they have worked with over the years. Rachael and Michael will sing, dance and act their way into your hearts. And we promise that you will fall in love with their charm.
Australia’s favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and hitting every corner of the country!
Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it rolls into town, home delivering the hottest acts direct from Australia’s largest comedy festival to your backyard.
Featuring an all killer, no filler line-up of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, we’ve got all your comedy cravings covered. Buckle up for a night of stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song in this rip-roaring road trip of a life time!
Not suitable for U16's
May contain coarse language.
Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken
Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!
Fans who have witnessed the show previously will not dare to miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing two unique art forms is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, music and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2020.
Starring the multi talented Illusionist and former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Anthony street, and Georgia May, a female marvel in both dance and Illusion, these impeccable stars lead a cast of dancers gathered from across the globe into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the curtains opening.
Do not hesitate to book your tickets now before they disappear! We want you to be a part of the biggest Dance and Illusion show in the world!
Here's a sneak peek at the show Celtic Illusion Reimagined
This is a schools and kindergartens performance which is also open to the general public. Suitable for ages 3+
Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Benjamin Knapton and the Circa Ensemble
Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.
To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.
Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life amidst a storm of powder, tumbles and crashes, all under the eccentric swirl of the conductor’s baton.
The performance is a visual feast, and keeps kids on a roller coaster of surprises throughout the show.
This is the perfect family show, where kids and adults alike will have a great time, though little ones under the age of five years might be scared in some scenes.
Be sure to watch the promotional video to catch a glimpse into the strange world of this eccentric show.
The show runs for 60 minutes with no interval. There is audience participation and the opportunity to check out all the contraptions after the show!
Performer Jens Altheimer won “Best Presentation for Children” at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for his previous show ‘Squaring the Wheel’ and was nominated with ‘Loose Ends’ for the same award.
There is a workshop at 11.30am - maximum numbers are 24 so get in quick! Check out the workshop info here.
Two of Australia’s most applauded performers, Damien Leith & Darren Coggan, come together to celebrate the songbook of the most inspiring songwriters of all time, John Lennon & Paul McCartney.
Performing immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon & McCartney’s solo careers, Damien and Darren transport the audience back in time, back to the well of inspiration, to hear the timeless songs of Lennon & McCartney as they would have sounded when they were freshly penned, just a guitar, a piano and two voices.
Two Of Us – The Songs Of Lennon & McCartney, starring Damien Leith & Darren Coggan promises to be a magical, intimate and acoustic portrait of the songs that changed the world.
Damien Leith first captured the attention and affection of Australians when he was crowned winner of 2006 Australian Idol on Network 10. Since then Damien has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, playwright and tv personality. He has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and toured Australia extensively with his tributes to Roy Orbison & Elvis Presley. Damien recently released an app entitled ’Damien Leith Storytime' featuring bedtime stories for kids and is currently enjoying his experience as breakfast announcer on 98.1 Power FM.
Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller who has carved a solid career within the Australian Country Music Industry, winning numerous Golden Guitar Awards. Darren has been equally as comfortable in musicals and on screen, currently presenting for the Network 7 lifestyle program ‘Sydney Weekender’. Darren Coggan is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrait of Cat Stevens that has inspired audiences in the most prestigious theatres around the world, including sell out seasons at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall & Liverpool Philharmonic.
The songs of Lennon & McCartney reward listeners at every turn, and in the end, they will outlive us all.
“You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead” Two Of Us - Lennon/McCartney
Directed by clarinetist Justin Beere and oboist Steph Dixon, its passionate players perform with the leading Australian symphony orchestras and ensembles.
Melbourne Chamber Players explores contemporary and 20th-century composers whose daring music is praised for capturing a national identity. A premiere of Nigel Sabin dazzles with distinctive Australianness, reflecting the idea his daring works ‘convert the enemies of contemporary music’. Phantasy by Imogen Holst swirls with lyricism amid its treasured English pastoral aesthetic, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Quintet reveals all the brilliance and playfulness of his colourful style.
This concert is a PACked Stage Gig - why not get a group together and book a table.
Revolution has taken place at Manor Farm. The pigs have assumed control and all the animals, fueled by enthusiastic camaraderie and guided by a set of self-imposed rules, are promised a better life free from the self-serving greed of humans. However, it is not long until the rules that promised equality and freedom become the shackles that bind the animals once again.
Created by shake & stir and directed by Michael Futcher, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2020.
Following the outstanding success and several standing ovations, of theGreat Tenors production that toured Australia in 2019, Promac Productions aredelighted to announce KINGS of The HIGH C's.
This is a NEW production dedicated to the “Big 3”…PAVAROTTI, DOMINGO& CARRERAS. It’s their lives and their hits in one big show all in front ofsome wonderful imagery on the big screen.
But it’s not an Opera show…it’s a whole lot more.
The wonderful cast of 4 Led by currently one of Australia’s finesttenors ROY BEST, international soprano ALISON JONES and narrated by perennialfavourite CHRISTOPHER McKENNA. This production will be packed with hit afterhit song made famous by three of the most successful tenors the world has everknown.
Classic hits such as O Sole Mio”, “Nessun Dorma”, right thru toBroadway hits such as Be My Love”, Strangers In Paradise”, “Loveliest Night ofThe Year”, "Some Enchanted Evening “ and Many more - Don’t miss out.
This is one of our 'Morning Melodies' performances. Ticket price includes a light lunch after the show.
The Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is dedicated to the development of new chamber music repertoire for the instrument.
MGQ uses the guitar family of instruments (classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars) producing a rich and broad timbral spectrum for guitar ensemble performance.
This is a PACked Stage Gig - Why not get a group together and book a table.
Everyone whohas attended these concerts over the many years say how enjoyable they are!
There is always an amazing variety of music so you can be sure of hearing something that really appeals to you.
A successfulconcert needs two elements: a great audience and a great performance. With this orchestra under the artful baton of our Conductor Angus Christie we have always been fortunate to have both.
Enjoy the concert and please, join us for light refreshments after the concert.
Mozart was among the most famous pianists of his day, but was also a highly skilled violinist and violist. While still in his teens, Mozart was appointed concertmaster in the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg’s orchestra. It was during this appointment, in 1775, that he penned all five of his violin concertos.
The fourth concerto is a favourite of violinists and audiences, by turns effervescent and charming, and infused with Mozart’s effortless operatic sense of melody. To perform it, we are joined by violinist Sophie Rowell.
This concert also includes symphonies from the 1770s by close members of Mozart’s circle, and a delectable suite by Sibelius reflecting on romantic aspects of Finnish rural life.
Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach - it’s MagicBeach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year isdifferent. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind?
Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for children aged 3-8 and their adults.
From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.
Beginning with the simple beat of a drum and ending with the total mayhem of both performers keeping ludicrous numbers of props in the air, Jugg Life is an intense, non-stop escalation of skill and entertainment.
As sound melds seamlessly with world-class technical ability and energetic stage presence, the performers display precisely what we love about juggling in every way possible, incorporating competition, danger, music and teamwork.
Colourful, visual, turbulent and fun, Jugg Life is a show for the entire family.
DINOMANIA is a family show spectacular that allows imaginations to run wild.
The audience will embark on an awe-inspiring, exhilarating and gripping journey back to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They will come face to face with FOUR dinosaurs and a quirky cast as the battle unfolds to find out who isthe real champion of dinosaurs - the T-Rex or the Raptor!
There are plenty of surprises, songs and dancing from start to finish, plus a special Kids Zone for an up-close and personal experience.
Look no further for a family show that's fun, interactive, entertaining and out of this world!
Pre-show entertainment includes giveaways and a children’s entertainer to provide excitement so make sure you come dressed up as your favorite dinosaur. There are prizes to be won for the best dressed!
You may even be lucky enough to be picked out of the audience to join these prehistoric dino’s on stage.
Suitable for ages 1 to 100!
An honest and hilarious discussion of mental health with a theatrical twist
Ever wondered if you’re doing it right? Well did you read the label? Life didn’t come with a label, but you will be told your whole life how you should behave or who you should be. You will be told that if you have aproblem, there’s a quick fix you can buy… but somehow the problem doesn’t everseem to really go away.
Jude Perl’s insight into her personal and relatable mental health struggles of being an adult, will make you want to sing along, cry and laugh all at once. Sometimes labels are super useful, particularly when you’re washing your fave jumper. But at other times, labels can halt your growth and supress you’re very existence. Jude reminds us when to be aware of these labels, and when the labels are totally useless – and most importantly, that we are not alone. She’ll talk about some tough stuff, make you laugh and make you feel truly human.
This is a PACked Stage Gig - Why not get a group together and book a table.