We’re very excited about the 2014 Season and what we are able to bring to you, to your friends and your family. You’ll have a memorable season with us, and we invite you to come along and join in the fun in 2014!
Whether you are traveling for leisure or business – perhaps attending a conference in Tasmania, there are some quality activities all within close proximity to our Hobart hotel.
Visit our Nearby Activities page for more of our favourite tours and attractions.
The events below are not exhaustive but offer taste of what’s happening soon in Hobart.
To be a nationally significant theatre company that is integral to the life of the Tasmanian community.
To produce and facilitate exceptional theatrical experiences. We inspire and entertain our audiences, enrich and invigorate our community and support Tasmanian artists.
Welcome to the TSO
‘Join me and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and experience the power, beauty and heartfelt emotion of a symphony orchestra in full flight. Let us take you to Vienna and to the rich world of your imagination.’
Marko Letonja Chief Conductor and Artistic Director
Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state - Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings (1983)
Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament is a sprawling, ambitious interpretation of Norman Mailer’s chequered masterpiece, Ancient Evenings. It comprises a symphonic film by Barney and Jonathan Bepler, an exhibition, and a selection of Egyptian antiquities from Mona’s own collection.
Click here for packages including accommodation and tickets to MONA.
MONA opening hours: Wednesday – Monday 10am – 6pm (closed Tuesday)
American singer-songwriter Ben Folds brings his pop-rock flair to the classical stage in a unique performance with the TSO, transforming the traditional orchestra into a stellar back-up band. Conducted by Nicholas Buc, Folds will perform a program of hits and oddities including Brick, The Luckiest and Landed as well as his newly-composed concerto for piano and orchestra.
Hobart’s newest and most exciting team in the revamped KFC T20 Big Bash League…. Join the Purple Army now!
Every year, over the height of the summer festivities, the Hobart waterfront puts on a show to remember: The Taste of Tasmania.
Hundreds of thousands of foodies come together on Hobart’s waterfront for seven days and nights of eating, drinking and entertainment.
The majestic River Derwent and Hobart’s historic wharves and Salamanca precinct provide the backdrop to this feast of the senses, where the spotlight shines on fresh Tasmanian produce. Think Tasmanian seafood, cheese, berries, wines and boutique beers…and international dishes with a local flavour.
Click here for our New Year’s Eve packages.
The Hobart International is a women’s professional tennis tournament. An official international event on the WTA tour, it is a 9 day tournament played at the Domain Tennis Centre.
MONA’s summer music and art festival.
‘Whispers’ is Brighton-born singer/songwriter Passenger’s sixth studio album. Its oldest songs date back to before the mayhem began. Although he didn’t know it when he wrote it, the title track captures the chaos in his head when Let Her Go started to snowball. Even the songs most recently written have evolved by being played live dozens of times, at shows and on streets everywhere from Amsterdam to Australia.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival, an exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.
Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.
Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. From the state’s best seafood at our Seafood Market, the MyState V.I.K (Very Important Kids) Area, Maritime Marektplace and our very own tavern, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea.
And thanks to the assistance of the Tasmanian State Government, Events Tasmania and our generous sponsors, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is absolutely free!
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50-over format.
The 2015 edition will be the 11th of the tournament and will be jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
Matches to be played at Blundstone Arena Bellerive:
Zimbabwe vs Ireland – Match 30, Pool B, Saturday 7 March 2015
Sri Lanka vs Scotland – Match 35, Pool A, Wednesday 11 March 2015
Australia vs Scotland – Match 40, Pool A, Saturday 14 March 2015
Ten Days on the Island is the festival that inspired them all – Australia’s only statewide, international arts festival and Tasmania’s premier cultural event.