Merrigong Theatre Company in association with Wollongong City Council presents

Sharing Stories

Reconciliation Week 2017

A welcoming, beautiful celebration of culture and stories for Reconciliation Week 2017.

02 Jun – 02 Jun

Sharing Stories exploded onto the stage in 2016, when 60 young local Indigenous performers shared their talents, creativity, identity and stories on the stage. Over 1000 community members shared the experience with them.  On June 2 2017, we will do it again.

In this intergenerational project, local Elders share their stories with the younger generation, who are encouraged to creatively express these stories through dance, song, theatre, visual art and puppetry. Delight in stories such as the Birth of the Butterfly, the Flannel Flower and more, as told by a new wave of storytellers.

Sharing Stories is a heart-warming, spectacular, joyous celebration of culture and reconciliation.

National Reconciliation Week runs between 27 May – 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. It is a significant week in Australian life for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to get together and learn more about each other.

This show is PAY AS YOU FEEL. When you walk in you will receive an envelope and you decide what you can afford to pay or what you think the performance is worth. Your generous contribution will go towards producing more local stories and performances.

The first two shows at 10am and 12.30pm are performances for schools (and their families) to attend. Tickets are $9 per person and can be booked via your child’s school. If you or your school are keen to organise a group booking please email

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium


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Tickets for School Shows: $9 per person via email to

Tickets for Community Performance – PAY AS YOU FEEL - No booking necessary, all welcome

Performance Times
General Public:
Community Performance: Fri 2 Jun 6.30pm
Friday 2 Jun 10am & 12.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 60 mins (no interval)