Entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in MONA & Northern Hobart

Republic Bar & Café

The Republic is a raucous art deco pub hosting live music every night (often free entry). It’s the number-one live-music pub around town, with an always-interesting line-up, including international acts. Loads of di…
Top Choice Cinema in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema

Saved from the wrecking ball in the 1990s, the multiscreen State (built in 1913) shows independent and art-house flicks from local and international film-makers. There’s a great cafe and bar on-site, plus a rooftop …
Live Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard

Some of Hobart’s best live tunes get an airing every Friday night in this courtyard, just off Woobys La. It’s a free community event that started in about 2000, with the adopted name ‘Rektango’, borrowed from a band…
Theatre in Central Hobart

Theatre Royal

This venerable old stager is Australia’s oldest continuously operating theatre, with actors first cracking the boards here back in 1837 (the foundation stone says 1834, but it took them a few years to finish it). Ex…
Spectator Sport in Hobart

Blundstone Arena

Hobart's home of cricket and football is across the Derwent River from the city in Bellerive. The North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL football club (www.afl.com.au) plays three home games here a year, while international …
Live Music in Central Hobart

Brisbane Hotel

The bad old Brisbane has dragged itself up from the pit of old-man, sticky-carpet alcoholism to be reinvented as a progressive, student-filled live-music venue. This is where anyone doing anything original, offbeat …
Theatre in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Peacock Theatre

This intimate theatre (165 seats) is inside the artful Salamanca Arts Centre, along with a handful of other small performance spaces. Hosts theatre, dance, music and film.
Classical Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Federation Concert Hall

Welded to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, this concert hall resembles a huge aluminium can leaking insulation from gaps in the panelling. Inside, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra does what it does best.
Live Performance in MONA & Northern Hobart

Derwent Entertainment Centre

Tasmania's biggest indoor arena is the 'DEC', which puts 5400 bums on seats for everything from rock gigs to circuses, the Wiggles to the Harlem Globetrotters, and little chats with the Dalai Lama.
Comedy in MONA & Northern Hobart

Jokers Comedy Club

Live weekly stand-up comedy at Hobart's Polish Club, just north of the main North Hobart strip. Cheap drinks and big laughs from Australian and overseas comics.