What’s happening in Hobart in October?

We’ve been awfully silent lately, just doing things in the background updating Long Beach House apartments. So this post is delayed and not fully complete with all that happening in Hobart this month, but still great to see most of the events in one place.

The Popular Mechanicals

Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream— take centrestage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy.

When: 5-7 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Shakespeare #Comedy #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

Ashkar + Beethoven

Commencing with a meltingly beautiful episode for the soloist, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 is a poetic meditation for piano and orchestra that strikes a perfect balance between the tender and the brilliant. Palestinian-Israeli pianist Saleem Ashkar, a Beethoven interpreter of distinction, appears with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for the first time in this concert.

When: 6 Oct

Where: Federation Concert Hall


A spectacular buffet of circus, cabaret and comedy turning typical circus on its head. Winner of Best Circus & Physical Theatre Show at the Adelaide Fringe Weeklies in 2014

When: 11-13 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Circus #kids #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

Duo Cantabile & Chinese Classical

East meets West in a stunning program of Spanish Classical and Renaissance pieces for Classical Guitar / Piano and Flute, and Classical musical traditions from China.

When: 13 Oct

Where: Moonah Arts Centre

#MAC #ArtAndCulture #Music


A Festival of Russian Ballet

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics. This stunning and diverse program consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote and the dramatic Bolero.

When: 14-15 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Ballet #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

Wilma and Friends

One of the great pleasures of a Wilma and Friends concert is hearing musicians who would not otherwise be performing together. On this occasion, the acclaimed violinist is joined by three musicians associated with the Australian National Academy of Music.

When: 19 Oct

Where: Hobart Town Hall

#Concert #ArtAndCulture #Music

James Parry

In the music of James Parry, storyteller rock meets indie pop. Dreamy organ riffs, sparkly guitars, spirited percussion and bold vocals tell stories of small-town fears and their far-reaching consequences.

When: 20 Oct

Where: Moonah Arts Centre

#MAC #ArtAndCulture #Music

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!

When: 21 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Ballet #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

An Inconvenient Woman

On Australia Day, 2009, Bob Chappell went missing from his yacht Four Winds. On 20 August his partner of 20 years, Susan Neill-Fraser, was arrested for his murder. With no body, no forensic evidence connecting the accused and no clear motive presented, the case has divided the public and raised much conjecture in and outside the courtrooms of Tasmania and beyond.

When: 24 Oct – 4 Nov

Where: Pop Up Theatre No. 9, Green Shed


100% original funk and soul music! Kashkin is a 7 piece band with 2 female vocalists, guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion and drums – get ready to dance.

When: 27 Oct

Where: Moonah Arts Centre

#MAC #ArtAndCulture #Music

Isla Grant in Concert

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland’s legendary singer/songwriter Isla Grant returns to Australia with exciting new songs – plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.

When: 22 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Concert #ArtAndCulture #Music

Royal Hobart Show

A country, agricultural lifestyle is the basis for the Royal Hobart Show, so you’ll find various competitive events based on animal livestock and pets, as well as live entertainment, fashion shows and endless parades, a show circus; there is something for everybody. Fireworks are held on Friday and Saturday is the family day. Exhibits include educational, engaging and entertaining offerings such as bee keeping, butter making, sheep shearing, cow milking, interactive children’s activities, cake baking demonstrations and classes, adult and youth art, all the traditional farm animal competitions, show jumping, equestrian events and the best vintage machinery display in Australia.

When: 25-28 Oct

Where: Royal Showgrounds in Glenorchy

Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is a weekend of garage sales across Australia. It encourages people, businesses, schools and community groups to give their unused goods another life instead of sending them to the tip. Why not join in and grab a bargain?

When: 21-22 Oct

Where: Various, find out garage sales near you here

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Multi awarded, look alike songstress, Amber Joy Poulton, brings Coal Miner’s Daughter – the mega-hits and stories of inspirational pioneer and superstar Loretta Lynn, to the Theatre Royal, following sold-out shows in Adelaide and regional Victoria.

When: 27-28 Oct

Where: TheatreRoyal

#Musical #ArtAndCulture #TheatreRoyal

Tasmanian White Wine Weekend

Sample some of Tasmania’s finest wines at the White Wine Weekend. The event includes wineries and vineyards from throughout Tasmania. You can sample over 50 Tasmanian wines, including Sparkling, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot Gris and Grigio, Rose’ and some other interesting varieties, and also enjoy some wine classes, food and live music.

When: 28-29 Oct

Where: Princes Wharf No 1


The Seafarers’ Festival 

Enjoy an action packed family day with a focus on nauticulture including music, activities, competitions, maritime information, science and a selection of fine food. With over thirty stalls around the site you’ll find maritime and historic information intermingling with hands on activities and a great stage program of music, dance and theatre.

When: 29 Oct

Where: Bellerive Boardwalk


We hope this helps you make the most of your time in this beautiful city, and if you have any additional suggestions for us, we’d love to hear.


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