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01 Jan 16 - 31 Dec 26

 

Presenting

The Music Lounge

The perfect intimate setting to enjoy a night of live entertainment.

07 Dec 17 - 31 Dec 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Music in the Morning

A series of delightful daytime concerts held at the iconic Wollongong Town Hall featuring well-known stars of the stage and screen!

26 Feb 18 - 18 Jun 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

The Carousel

A new Australian play that explores the limits of unconditional love between sisters.

01 Mar 18 - 03 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Girrakool Blues Festival and BBQ presents

AJ Ghent Band

In his first ever visit to Australia, blues royalty AJ Ghent, brings his hip-shaking, finger snapping, head nodding sounds of rock, blues, funk and pop to The Music Lounge stage.

01 Mar 18 - 01 Mar 18
The Music Lounge

 

Live Ideas presents

Afternoons Tonight! with James Valentine

Direct from sell out seasons in Sydney, ABC’s James Valentine tours his wildly funny stage show to Wollongong in 2018.

02 Mar 18 - 02 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Sydney Opera House presents

All About Women Satellite

Streaming live direct from the Sydney Opera House, this program invites you to reflect on the past and imagine the future of feminism.

04 Mar 18 - 04 Mar 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Adrian Bohm presents

Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

04 Mar 18 - 04 Mar 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Merrigong Theatre Company in association with One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co presents

Calamity Jane

Adapted by Ronald Hanmer & Phil Park From the stage play by Charles K. Freeman After the Warner Bros. film Written by James O’Hanlon.

07 Mar 18 - 11 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ presents

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Catch America’s foremost country blues phenomenon in their first ever visit to Australia.

08 Mar 18 - 08 Mar 18
The Music Lounge

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Heart-Shaped Shadow - Development Showing

Mikelangelo digs deep and opens up his vibrant personal world in this brand new work.

10 Mar 18 - 10 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Talking Point - Calamity Jane

A FREE talking point to accompany Calamity Jane.

10 Mar 18 - 10 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Ten Tonne Sparrow presents

The Epic

Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and really good stories from around the globe.

14 Mar 18 - 15 Mar 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

The Music Lounge presents

AMALIA The Art of Melody

Due to the sudden illness of the artist, this event is cancelled.

17 Mar 18 - 17 Mar 18
The Music Lounge

 

Music in the Morning presents

The Pirates of Penzance

The PIRATES come to Wollongong in 2018 for their 21st Anniversary tour!

19 Mar 18 - 19 Mar 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Taha - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Direct from the Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals comes a deeply moving and award-winning story from writer-performer Amer Hlehel.

20 Mar 18 - 20 Mar 18

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Taha

Direct from the Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals comes a deeply moving and award-winning story from writer-performer Amer Hlehel.

21 Mar 18 - 24 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

www.alist.com.au presents

Ross Noble - El Hablador

The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up returns to IPAC.

22 Mar 18 - 23 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

The Music Lounge and Bandaluzia Flamenco presents

Bandaluzia Flamenco

Featuring acclaimed flamenco guitarist Paco Lara

23 Mar 18 - 23 Mar 18
The Music Lounge

 

Merrigong Talking Point - Taha

A FREE talk to complement Taha.

24 Mar 18 - 24 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Ben Maiorana Entertainment presents

The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Tour Beatlemania

Beatlemania is coming to Wollongong - a tribute to the fab four!

24 Mar 18 - 24 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

شركة مريغونغ للمسرح تقدّم

طه (Taha - in Arabic)

25 Mar 18 - 25 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

The Drama Studio presents

The Sweetness of a Sting

This performance forms part of the National Theatre of London’s ‘Connections’ Youth Theatre Festival.

27 Mar 18 - 27 Mar 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

The Music Lounge and Tenacious C presents

Fiona Pearson Sings Meatloaf: In the Raw

07 Apr 18 - 07 Apr 18
The Music Lounge

 

Ben Maiorana Entertainment presents

Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash in Concert

A tribute concert starring Dean Bourne and Bosco Bosanac as Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.

07 Apr 18 - 07 Apr 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Strut & Fret production

LIMBO

Headlining Spiegeltent Wollongong in 2018. Don't miss the show that's so hot, Madonna saw it twice!

12 Apr 18 - 06 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Strut & Fret in association with Bond Creatives & Djuki Mala present

Djuki Mala

13 Apr 18 - 15 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House present

All Our Exes Live in Texas

14 Apr 18 - 14 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Mellen Events present

New Jersey Nights

Take an exciting musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time in this spectacular celebration of the music of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons!

14 Apr 18 - 14 Apr 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music presents

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music: Jazz Orchestra featuring Nick Garbett

HOMEGROWN

15 Apr 18 - 15 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – April School Holidays

Interactive 5-day theatre-craft & performance workshops for kids aged 5 – 13.

16 Apr 18 - 20 Apr 18
Wollongong Town Hall

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Strut & Fret production

Barrel of Monkeys

A barrel of laughs, circus tricks and of course...MONKEYS!

17 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Strut & Fret in association with Token Events present

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments

17 Apr 18 - 18 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

Gawurra

19 Apr 18 - 19 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret in association with The Harbour Agency presents

Kate Miller-Heidke

20 Apr 18 - 20 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

alist.com.au presents

Puppetry of the Penis

A worldwide phenomenon, this one-of-a-kind show has played to most of the Western World including all around Europe, the US and South America.

20 Apr 18 - 20 Apr 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with Premier Artists presents

The Audreys

21 Apr 18 - 21 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Made from Scratch - April

A scratch event for emerging writers, makers and performers to test their freshest ideas.

22 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

Yana Alana's Greatest Tits

22 Apr 18 - 22 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

The Black Sorrows

24 Apr 18 - 24 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with The Harbour Agency presents

Dan Sultan Killer Solo Tour

26 Apr 18 - 26 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

A shake & stir theatre co and QPAC production

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

A marvellous experiment of epic proportions!

27 Apr 18 - 28 Apr 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with Token Events presents

Tom Gleeson: Sure Thing

27 Apr 18 - 27 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with The Harbour Agency presents

Emma Pask

28 Apr 18 - 28 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Opera Carnivale in association with the Wollongong and Sydney Conservatoria presents

Opera Carnivale: Mahagonny Songspiel

HOMEGROWN

29 Apr 18 - 29 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with Token Events presents

Peter Helliar: Big Boy Pants

29 Apr 18 - 29 Apr 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Music in the Morning presents

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

An all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.

30 Apr 18 - 30 Apr 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

Gretel Killeen & The Gretskys: The Love Love Klub

02 May 18 - 02 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

Trash and Trevor: The Best of Trevor Ashley

03 May 18 - 03 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House in association with Token Events presents

Dave Hughes: The Snorkeler

04 May 18 - 04 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

So Popera Productions presents

So Popera: So Popera Turns 10!

HOMEGROWN

05 May 18 - 05 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret Production House presents

Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie

05 May 18 - 05 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Circus Monoxide presents

Circus Monoxide: 5 Of The Seven

HOMEGROWN

06 May 18 - 06 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Strut & Fret in association with Token Events presents

Sam Simmons: Radical Women of Latin American Art, 1960 - 1985

06 May 18 - 06 May 18
The Spiegeltent Wollongong

 

Brink Productions

The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

From the mighty pen of Patrick White comes a timeless story about seizing the day.

09 May 18 - 12 May 18
Wollongong Town Hall

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Talking Point - The Aspirations of Daise Morrow

A FREE talking point to accompany The Aspirations of Daise Morrow.

12 May 18 - 12 May 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

XO Jackie Productions presents

Shine It Up 2018 Tour

As Australia’s highest profile Psychic Medium and a star of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, Jackie Gillies is a popular household name, nationally and internationally.

16 May 18 - 16 May 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

So Popera Productions presents

A Chorus Line

The musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.

18 May 18 - 26 May 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Merrigong Theatre Company production

Lost Boys

A fierce and compelling new play forces us to examine secrets held for decades, and prejudices held today.

23 May 18 - 02 Jun 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

An Alternative Facts production

Quiet Faith

From award-winning documentary theatre maker David Williams (Smurf in Wanderland, Grace Under Pressure, The Table of Knowledge), comes a surprising journey into the world of the quietly, progressively faithful.

29 May 18 - 30 May 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Talking Point - Lost Boys

A FREE talking point to accompany Lost Boys.

02 Jun 18 - 02 Jun 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Made from Scratch - June

A scratch night for emerging writers, makers and performers to test their freshest ideas!

16 Jun 18 - 16 Jun 18
The Music Lounge

 

Music in the Morning presents

Frankly Sinatra: A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes...

A frankly fabulous tribute to one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th Century.

18 Jun 18 - 18 Jun 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

A Merrigong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre

Letters to Lindy

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

22 Jun 18 - 23 Jun 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions presents

Beyond the Barricade

For the first time in Australia, enjoy the best-loved songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals in a glittering concert.

27 Jun 18 - 27 Jun 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

An Australian Dance Theatre Production

The Beginning of Nature

At the very heart of all life is the rhythm of nature itself.

28 Jun 18 - 30 Jun 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

29 Jun 18 - 30 Jun 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Merrigong Talking Point - The Beginning of Nature

A FREE talk to complement The Beginning of Nature.

30 Jun 18 - 30 Jun 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

The Music Lounge presents

Phil Scott is a Cabaret Survivor

07 Jul 18 - 07 Jul 18
The Music Lounge

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – July School Holidays

Interactive 5-day theatre & performance workshops for kids aged 5 – 13.

16 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18
Wollongong Town Hall

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A CDP Kids production

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Taking kids theatre fun to new heights.

20 Jul 18 - 21 Jul 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Belvoir, Malthouse Theatre and State Theatre Company South Australia Co-production

The Events

Starring Catherine McClements in a moving exploration of community and healing.

25 Jul 18 - 28 Jul 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

The Siren Project - Development Showing

28 Jul 18 - 28 Jul 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Talking Point - The Events

A FREE talk to complement The Events

28 Jul 18 - 28 Jul 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Illawarra On Pointe Productions

Peter Pan

This production is set to be the largest collaboration between dance studios within the Illawarra and will feature phenomenal local ballet dancers, live symphony orchestra and choir.

03 Aug 18 - 05 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Woodcourt Art Theatre in association with Merrigong Theatre Company

Tom William Mitchell

09 Aug 18 - 11 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Sydney Theatre Company production

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark A Badaptation of the Bard

The Listies take on Shakespeare, with ninjas. Plus zombies!

10 Aug 18 - 11 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Circa Contemporary Circus production

Humans

A stirring, heart-stopping journey of what it means to be human.

15 Aug 18 - 19 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents

ACO - Goldberg Variations

The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents Bach’s iconic keyboard work in a celebration that brings together the old and the new in an utterly unique and illuminating way.

16 Aug 18 - 16 Aug 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

The Music Lounge and Sako Dermenjian presents

Sako Dermenjian: From Andalusia to Syria

17 Aug 18 - 17 Aug 18
The Music Lounge

 

Merrigong Talking Point - Humans

A FREE talk to complement Humans.

18 Aug 18 - 18 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

An Opera Australia Production

Madame Butterfly

A love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time.

22 Aug 18 - 23 Aug 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Jakop Ahlbom Production

Horror

Direct from Europe comes a thrilling homage to the horror film genre.

05 Sep 18 - 08 Sep 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Talking Point - Horror

A FREE talk to complement Horror.

08 Sep 18 - 08 Sep 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Made from Scratch - September

A scratch night for emerging writers, makers and performers to test their freshest ideas!

08 Sep 18 - 08 Sep 18
The Music Lounge

 

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents

ACO - Transforming Strauss & Mozart

A chamber program full of inspiring music and palpable emotions featuring Strauss’ powerful Metamorphosen.

13 Sep 18 - 13 Sep 18
Wollongong Town Hall

 

Circus Oz: Model Citizens

The latest high octane show from Circus Oz skillfully fuses risk and beauty.

28 Sep 18 - 29 Sep 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Merrigong Creativity Camp – October School Holidays

Interactive 5-day theatre & performance workshops for kids aged 5 – 13.

08 Oct 18 - 12 Oct 18
Wollongong Town Hall

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Loose Canon Arts production

Trash Alchemy

A transformational tale.

10 Oct 18 - 11 Oct 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A Salvador Dinosaur & Critical Stages Production

The Orchid and the Crow

A life-affirming musical comedy about family, faith and survival.

10 Oct 18 - 13 Oct 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Talking Point - The Orchid and the Crow

A FREE talk to complement The Orchid and the Crow.

13 Oct 18 - 13 Oct 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

A Sydney Theatre Company Production

The Wharf Revue 2018

The punchlines keep rolling in.

16 Oct 18 - 20 Oct 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

A La Boite Theatre Company and Brisbane Festival Co-production

Prize Fighter

Join us ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the energy of boxing!

31 Oct 18 - 03 Nov 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

A Merrigong Season Show
 

Merrigong Talking Point - Prize Fighter

A FREE talk to complement Prize Fighter.

03 Nov 18 - 03 Nov 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

The Music Lounge and RAZ Music presents

Grigoryan Brothers - Songs Without Words

Award winning, Australian guitar duo.

03 Nov 18 - 03 Nov 18
The Music Lounge

 

Sydney Drag Queen presents

Prada's Priscillas: An All-Male Revue

Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch and her 'girls', take you on a journey from where it all began with Les Girls in the 60’s, across the Aussie outback with Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

10 Nov 18 - 10 Nov 18
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

 

Merrigong Theatre Company presents

Made from Scratch - November

A scratch night for emerging writers, makers and performers to test their freshest ideas!

24 Nov 18 - 24 Nov 18
The Music Lounge