Theatre Royal

Theatre in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

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). Theatregoers can expect an eclectic range of music plus ballet, theatre, opera, comedy and university revues.

Guided tours are available (one-hour tour adult/child $15/10) at 11am Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At the time of writing, the theatre was closed for renovations, and set to reopen as part of the Hedberg performing arts centre in mid-2019, so call ahead to check on the status of its backstage tours.