And there’s more to July

Like we said, there’s a lot more happening in July than Festival of Voices. With some of the most renowned ballets, concerts, theatre and musicals and live football game, there is sure to be something to tempt your soul.


Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets – Giselle live on stage with The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour. Starring guest artists from The Australian Ballet, and graduating students from The Australian Ballet School, don’t miss this special staged production when it sweeps audiences away in 2017.

When: 30 Jun – 1 Jul

Where: TheatreRoyal


Behind the Scenes

Join in for a special peek into the daily life of our dancers. Watch as they take class on stage and fine-tune their technique in preparation for a performance.

When: 1 July

Where: Theatre Royal


Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday

A beautifully warm and human new show from Roslyn Oades & Collaborators. Roslyn Oades went to an 18th and an 80th birthday party in the same week. Her Melbourne Festival hit Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday celebrates these two epic birthdays; major transition points in adult life.

When: 6-8 July

Where: Theatre Royal



This concert guarantees fireworks in every respect with Handel’s celebratory Royal Fireworks Music – one of the glittering jewels of the Baroque – and sparkling arias from Giulio Cesare, Alcina and Samson, including “Let the bright Seraphim”, sung by Sara Macliver.

When: 7 Jul

Where: Federation Concert Hall


The Darlings

With a style ranging from quiet, affectionate, sleazy jazz to soul that kicks and grunts, The Darlings will drag you into their world as they perform material from their newly released album River of Sin. Patrick Berechree on vocals, Sean Brady on percussion and Tom Schaap on saxophone.

When: 7 Jul

Where: Moonah Arts Centre


Huon Valley Mid Winter Festival

The Huon Valley Winter Festival, aka the Burning Man festival, follows closely after Dark Mofo. This three day pagan inspired celebration has people of all ages dressed in fairy wear, huddling around bonfires, feasting and singing and dancing to bring in a bumper apple harvest the next season.

When: 14-16 July

Where:  Willie Smith’s Apple Shed (a 30 minute drive south of Hobart at 2064 Huon Highway, Grove Tasmania)


The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

People of all ages, shapes and sizes will join in to recreate one of the biggest music film clips from the 70s, Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights. Kates from all over the world will be putting on a red dress and dancing like they just don’t care.

When: 15 Jul

Where: Queens Domain


God Of Carnage

It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. The play has won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play both in 2009.

When: 14-29 Jul

Where: The Playhouse Theatre



This is a live-action, fast paced, rewind, slow motion, frame-by-frame adventure where two man create the impossible out of a microphone and a unique physical ability that has no equal. Speedmouse has earned a bevy of five-star reviews and numerous awards including Best Stage Production and Best International Show, along with a multi-platinum DVD that is sold in every corner of the world.

When: 15 July

Where: Theatre Royal


Finale Concert

A remarkable choral showcase featuring the artists and participants of the Festival of Voices 2017 workshops in the sublime Federation Concert Hall. This year’s finale concert will see the choral, gospel and a cappella workshop choirs come together as one. These choirs are made up of singers from all around the country and have been rehearsing under the expert tuition of some of the best singing teachers from Australia and overseas. They will be joined by other guest artists and participants.

When: 16 July

Where: Federation Concert Hall


Sitkovetsky Trio

Formed in England in 2007, Sitkovetsky has quickly established itself as one of the world’s pre-eminent trios. Its many recordings are testament to the wide range of its repertoire.

When: 17 July

Where: Hobart Town Hall


A Tribute to Roy Orbison – In Dreams: The Greatest Hits

Aaron W Mansfield, has the combination of Orbison’s powerful, impassioned and distinctive voice that makes him “the closest tribute to the Big ‘O’ anywhere on the planet”. The 2017 tour will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Roy Orbison’s 1987 Greatest Hits Album, In Dreams.

When: 21 July

Where: Wrest Point Hotel Casino


Sydney Dance Company’s Frame of Mind

Winner of all four categories for the 2015 Helpmann Awards including ‘Best Choreography’, ‘Best Dance Work’, ‘Best Male Dancer’, and ‘Best Female Dancer’ for its critically acclaimed premiere season, this gripping evening of dance is not to be missed

When: 21-22 July

Where: Theatre Royal


AFL 2017 – North Melbourne V Melbourne

There is nothing as exciting as a live game of football played at the top level, with superb athletes battling it out for the ultimate prize of the right to play in the AFL Grand Final.

When: 29 July

Where: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive



This Tony Award-winning musical whisks you into a world where everyone is a dazzling performer, truth is defined by what gets the most attention, and owning the spotlight is the most important thing.

When: 28 Jul – 12 Aug

Where: Theatre Royal


National Tree Day Planting

Feel part of the Tasmanian community by planting trees to restore Hobart’s rare coastal woodland and protect Aboriginal heritage. All seedlings and equipment are provided

When: 30 July

Where: Derwent Foreshore


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through our July events. If we’ve missed something, please let us know.


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