Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

Presented in a small amphitheatre attached to the West Coast Visitor Information Centre, this 1½-hour, two-performer play tells the picaresque tale of a group of convicts who escaped from Sarah Island in 1834 by hij…
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 cracking 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 North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL football club plays three home games here a year, while international test, one-day and…
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 …
Spectator Sport in Launceston

York Park

If you’re in town during the Australian Rules football season (April to August), come here to see the big men fly. Melbourne-based AFL team Hawthorn (www.hawthornfc.com.au) plays a handful of home games here each se…
Theatre in Launceston

Princess Theatre

Built in 1911 and incorporating the smaller Earl Arts Centre out the back, the old Princess stages an eclectic schedule of drama, dance and comedy, drawing acts from across Tasmania and the mainland.
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.