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 …
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 with free entry). It’s the number-one live-music pub around town, with an always-interesting line-up, including international acts. Loads …
Theatre in Central Hobart

Theatre Royal

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

Blundstone Arena

Hobart's home of cricket and football is across the Derwent River from the city in Bellerive. The AFL's North Melbourne Football Club plays three home games here a year, while international test, one-day and T20 cri…
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…
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 Central Hobart

Playhouse Theatre

This vintage city theatre (1864 – a former church) is home to the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society (musicals, Shakespeare, kids’ plays). Book online.
Live Music in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Music Bar

Something about this new music room doesn't quite gel – it all feels a bit fly-by-night and temporary. We hope we're wrong, because it's one of the few venues around Hobart to support live original music. The beers …
Live Music in MONA & Northern Hobart


This old pub has been here forever under myriad names: never a particularly successful or enduring business venture. But the rambling Homestead seems to be making a better go of things, with live country, blues, fol…
Live Performance in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Wrest Point Casino

This 17-storey octagonal tower on the Sandy Bay waterfront opened in 1973 as Australia's first casino, and has been the subject of many a postcard from Hobart ever since. Gambling is still the mainstay, but concert …