Tasmania entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

Billed as Australia's longest-running play (it celebrated its 25th anniversary in Strahan in January 2019), this 1¼-hour, two-actor performance tells the picaresque tale of a group of convicts who escaped from Sarah…
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 …
Top Choice Cinema in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Cinema

Saved from the wrecking ball in the 1980s, the 11-screen State (built in 1913) shows independent and art-house flicks. There’s a great cafe and bar on-site, plus a summertime rooftop screen (with another bar!), a br…
Theatre in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

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). Th…
Live Music in Salamanca Place & Battery Point


Some of Hobart’s best live tunes get an airing every Friday night in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard, best reached off Woobys Lane. It’s a free community event that started with the current millennium, adopting …
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 four home games here a year, while international Test, one-day and T20 cric…
Live Music in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

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 & the Waterfront

Playhouse Theatre

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