What’s On in Hobart

There is always something to keep you active and entertained in and around Hobart.

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.

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Tasmania Tigers Season 2014/15

Blundstone Arena Bellerive

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Tasmanian Theatre Company Season 2015

Various locations
OUR VISION

To be a nationally significant theatre company that is integral to the life of the Tasmanian community.

OUR MISSION

To produce and facilitate exceptional theatrical experiences. We inspire and entertain our audiences, enrich and invigorate our community and support Tasmanian artists.

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Theatre Royal Season 2015

Theatre Royal

We’re very excited about the 2015 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.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Season 2015

Federation Concert Hall

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Mathew Barney – River of Fundament

MONA

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)

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ICC Cricket World Club 2015

Blundstone Arena Bellerive

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

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Clarence Jazz Festival

Various locations

Held in beautiful outdoor, riverside and historic locations, the Clarence Jazz Festival is one of Tasmania’s most popular music events. Audiences love the great performances, unique locations and unrivalled good vibes.

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Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways”

Derwent Entertainment Centre

Wrapping up summer in the best way possible, Foo Fighters will be treating Tasmania to the tour’s only indoor show.

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Billy Connolly “High Horse Tour”

Derwent Entertainment Centre

Legendary Comedian Billy Connolly finally brings his “High Horse Tour” to Australia!

Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10,000,000.

Billy is currently enjoying the best reception of his career on his current Scottish tour.

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Beyond

Spiegeltent, Hobart Waterfront

Presented by Ten Days in association with Strut & Fret Production House

Internationally acclaimed and award winning ensemble Circa invite you to step Beyond… into a sublimely surreal, unexpectedly moving world of rabbit heads, Rubik’s Cubes and blindfolds. Strangely beautiful and curiously tender, this is a mysterious place where dynamic comedy meets irreverent vaudeville with a score of show tunes, electronica and rock ballads.

These stunningly uncanny world-class performers create a rich circus cabaret experience for all ages.

Don’t miss this Spiegeltent headline show from the company who thrilled audiences around Tasmania in 2013 with 21 Circus Acts in 20 Minutes.

Created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble

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La Soirée

Spiegeltent, Hobart Waterfront

La Soirée is back! And it’s more deliciously decadent and daring than ever.

By popular demand, the award-winning, five-star theatrical phenomenon returns to the Hobart Spiegeltent to amuse and amaze you. With a cocktail of astonishing acrobats, mind-bending feats and thrilling chanteuses, spiced with a pinch of the exotic and well seasoned with humour, La Soirée is a beguiling concoction that will leave you spellbound, titillated and astounded.

Artists returning for your pleasure include Ursula Martinez, Jess Love and David & Fofo. Joining them to make their Spiegeltent Hobart debuts are Asher Treleaven, Cabaret Decadanse, Captain Frodo, Bath Boy, Nate Cooper, the devilishly delightful The English Gents and more.

It was the hottest ticket in Hobart for 2014, so don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettably naughty and hilarious evening of high glamour and low inhibition entertainment.

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Tasmanian International Arts Festival 2015

Various locations

Ten Days on the Island, Australia’s only state-wide festival, is the festival that inspired them all. Tasmania’s premier cultural event has a new name, Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

Since its inception in 2001, the festival has presented the work of an outstanding range of international, national and Tasmanian artists whose work celebrates global island culture.

2015 will see a reinvigorating of the Ten Days festival, a fresh new approach that will inspire and enrich the state’s creative culture.

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Hamlet, de los Andes

Theatre Royal

Teatro de los Andes, one of Latin-America’s finest companies, combines Bolivian music and traditional theatre forms to create a powerful evening of contemporary theatre.

This raw and gripping reinterpretation of Hamlet is recreated in present-day Bolivia; the cast stripped back to three actors, the stage design minimal. The setting is exotic but the central themes of Shakespeare’s work are familiar – betrayal, corruption, revenge.

This provocative performance explores the politicised journey thousands of Bolivians are compelled to make each year; leaving their rural homes to seek out opportunity in the city.

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Dementia 13

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre

Presented by Ten Days by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia with support from Creative New Zealand’s Touring Australia Initiative

Live actors, musicians & a sound artist bring cult cinema to life in a fusion of performance and film that will have you screaming in fear and shrieking with laughter!

Before The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, there was Dementia 13. Revered cinema auteur Francis Ford Coppola’s 1963 directorial debut Dementia 13 is a gem of gothic horror made on a shoestring budget, with a script penned overnight then shot in nine days. This is B-Grade cinema at its very best.

New Zealand’s Live Live Cinema, a crew of actors and musicians led by musical madman Leon Radojkovic and directed by Oliver Driver, perform live on stage as the film screens above them. The musicians create a rich atmospheric score that buoys the actors’ captivating live performance of the script as a Foley artist creates every creeping footstep and murderous axe blow live on stage. This is better than the movies, this is cinema in 4-D!

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AFL North Melbourne vs Richmond

Blundstone Arena Bellerive