What’s On in Hobart

Calendar of events in Hobart, Tasmania

Find the latest information on events and activities in our What’s On in Hobart guide.

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.


Tasmanian Theatre Company

Various locations

This October:

Antarctica: A New Musical – Isolation and adversity will bond a small group of expeditioners working in Antarctica for one extraordinary year.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Federation Concert Hall

This October:

The Composer is Dead – a specially written whodunnit by renowned children’s author Lemony Snicket

Virtuosi Tasmania Piano Cello Duet – Brahms, Beethoven and Cinderella

Out of the World – Holst’s the planets and other celestial works

I Dreamed a Dream – The ultimate tribute to classic musicals

Huon Quartet Revolution III – Emotional depths, colour and innovation

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Hobart Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

This October:

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – Get in quick and grab your tickets to the funniest night you will see all year!

French Kiss – A luscious concert-theatre piece with divine music from the Baroque to ‘la Belle Epoque’ and beyond.

Geologies – A contemporary performance installation with dancer, string quartet and print based installation.

The Nutcracker – The genius of Tchaikovsky created The Nutcracker, one of the most recognisable and enduring music scores ever written.

Doug Anthony Allstars – The ingredients for a great night of comedy.

Life in Motion – Enjoy the avant-garde dance with the enthralling charm of China.

Always… Patsy Cline – Tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963.

The Tempest – Shakespeare last and most reflective comedy sets compassion and mercy in a struggle with ambition and vengeance.

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“Aurigin – Relive the Rivalry” Legends Charity Game

North Hobart Oval

Saturday 15th October, 14:00 – 17:00 pm at the North Hobart Oval. A fantastic charity event with two great teams of footy all-stars will battle it out and raise funds for the charity Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania.

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Seafarers Festival Logo

Seafarers’ Festival 2016

Boardwalk, Bellerive

The Seafarers’ Festival is an action packed family day with a focus on nauticulture including music, activities, competitions, maritime information, a craft market and a selection of fine food.

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MONA origin of art

MONA Exhibition – On the Origin of Art


As Mr Walsh puts it himself: ‘I’ve wanted to know what art is for some time. I’ve made some progress…’

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Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2016

Various Locations

One of Australia’s newest and fastest growing ocean races, the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race sees yachts journey 280 nautical miles Launceston down to Hobart via the east coast of Tasmania.

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Mona Foma Festival 2017

MONA and Various Locations

Mofo is Mona’s Festival of Music and Art, curated by Brian Ritchie. 2017 marks its ninth year, and it runs from 18–22 January (20–22 at Mona itself). High fives all round. Check out the lineup.

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