Tuggerah
Jopuka Productions

This Much is True

October

A debt collector, a drag queen, a rogue chemist and a manic depressive walk into a pub

by Louis Nowra
Directed by Rosie Ross
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

Red Tree Theatre

Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company

The Visitors

September

A new production of this contemporary classic and a riveting insight into one of the most impactful days in Australia's history.

By Jane Harrison
Directed by Wesley Enoch

Sydney Opera House

March
Jopuka Productions

Green Day's American Idiot!

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical is based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes rock musical's where they've never gone before.

Co-Directors: Rosie Ross and Joshua Maxwell
Musical Director: Ben Ross

Red Tree Theatre $20 to $38

Feb 2023
Crossroads Live

Hairspray

The original, big-hearted, multi award-winning Broadway hit musical opens at the Sydney Lyric from 5 February, 2023.

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

Sydney Lyric Theatre

March
Metropolitan Players

12 Angry Men

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case - until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts.

Civic Playhouse

Pyrmont
Sydney Lyric Theatre & Live Nation

Mamma Mia

May

Sydney, it's time to party again when the acclaimed Australian production returns this May!

Limited Run

Sydney Lyric Theatre

Woy Woy
Woy Woy Little Theatre

The Perfect Murder

August

Carla Moorland has been murdered, and John Hoskins, who had been having an affair with her, knows who did it - himself. John's wife Elizabeth, rather than calling the police, is determined to keep John out of prison, even if it means that an innocent man will be punished for the crime.

by Hugh Janes
adapted from the novel by Jeffrey Archer

Peninsula Theatre $8 to $30

Newcastle
Hunter Drama

War of the Worlds

August

So terrifying in its accounts of invading Martians wielding deadly heat-rays that it is remembered like no other radio programme.

By Howard E. Koch
Based on the novel by H.G. Wells
Directed by James Chapman

Civic Playhouse

Tuggerah
Red Tree Theatre

The Sound of Music

May

The world's best-loved musical is making a triumphant return to the coast in 2023!

Directed by Joshua Maxwell
Musical Directed by Vivienne McLaren

Red Tree Theatre

POPULAR!
Theatre Royal Sydney

The Rocky Horror Show

A brand-new Australian production will kick off global celebrations in honour of iconic Rock ‘N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show as it marks its 50th Anniversary in 2023. Premiering at Theatre Royal Sydney in February 2023 starring Australian superstar Jason Donovan and Myf Warhurst as the Narrator.

Theatre Royal

Return
Jopuka Productions

The Peach Season

August

A powerful, salutary tale showing what it's like to be a young person desperate for independence, but also, crucially, what it's like to be a parent during the painful process of letting children fly the nest.

by Debra Oswald
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

Red Tree Theatre $15 to $32

Return
Sydney Lyric Theatre

Wicked

There's no place like home! The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz but from a different angle.

Sydney Lyric Theatre

April
Wyong Drama Group

Ladies Day

April

A superbly observed story in which relationships are put under huge stress before the feelgood-factor ending. Amanda Whittington's sporting romp is as much fun as a day at the races and, arguably, better value for money.

Casting Now

Red Tree Theatre

Tuggerah
Red Tree Theatre

The Boy From Oz

October

The Boy From Oz is the most successful Australian musical ever and the first to make it to Broadway. It is a musical biography/tribute to the late great Peter Allen.

Co-Directed by Daniel Craig and Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

Newcastle
Live Nation

Julia Morris

July

After years of being indoors, Australia's First Lady of Comedy Julia Morris is back in circulation and off the leash in her brand new stand-up spectacular 75 Years in the Business!

Civic Theatre

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

The Poison of Polygamy

June

A world-premiere adaptation of Australia's first Chinese-language novel, a historical frontier adventure and a morality tale for the ages.

A play by Anchuli Felicia King
Based on the novel by Wong Shee Ping, Translated by Ely Finch
Directed by Courtney Stewart

Wharf 1 Theatre

Woy Woy
Woy Woy Little Theatre

Don't Dress for Dinner

October

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?

by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Peninsula Theatre $8 to $25

Audition
The Attic Theatrical

The Last Five Years

May

Jamie and Cathy used to be in love, but now their marriage is over and they're trying to figure out where it all went wrong... The Last Five Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.

Casting Now

Central Coast Music Factory

March
Wyong Musical Theatre

The Drowsy Chaperone

March

When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages!

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
​Book by Bob Martin & Don Mckellar
Director: Julie Young
Musical Director: Rich Ferraro

The Wyong Grove Theatre from $25

Sydney
Opera Australia

The Tales of Hoffmann

July

Four intoxicating parts. One superstar soprano. Homegrown superstar Jessica Pratt returns to Australia to perform in Offenbach's last and greatest work.

by Jacques Offenbach

Sydney Opera House $49 to $345

Wyong
The Art House

Hard Quiz Live

May

The Hard Quiz Master and Overlord, Tom Gleeson, is swapping the studio for a theatre and adding a third dimension to Australia's hardest quiz.

The Art House Theatre

March
Opera Australia

Madama Butterfly

March

Constrained, cocooned, caught in a moment of desire, Butterfly is incandescent. In her embrace, Pinkerton finds paradise, then cruelly condemns his bride to purgatory.

by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.

Mrs Macquaries Point

March
Gosford Musical Society

RENT

It's about high drama, high-sheen angel wings, and all the soaring, emotional arcs and tear-jerking lows of a year in the bohemian life of broke artists in New York. All set to reverberating rock guitar, of course.

Directed by Rob Hale
Musical Director Marianne Powles
Choreographer Lauren Miller

Laycock Street Community Theatre $42 to $48

Tragedy
by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

From Romance to Rest

Uniting Church Hall

Drama
Wyong Drama Group

To Kill a Mockingbird

All Rise! You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it

Based on a book by Harper Lee
Director - Vivienne McLaren
Director's Mentor - Daniel Craig

Red Tree Theatre

TRENDING
Sydney Theatre Company

Hubris and Humiliation

A hilarious comedy, a kaleidoscopic pastiche of Jane Austen's writing and an outrageous satire of life in Sydney's gay scene.

By Lewis Treston
Directed by Dean Bryant

Wharf 1 Theatre

Tuggerah
Jopuka Productions

The Mortality Project

May

What do you mean you don't have bunker insurance?

Director: Ebony Atmore
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $25

Comedy
Gosford Musical Society

9 to 5 The Musical

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world.

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Tuggerah
Jopuka Productions

The Brown Bag Canteen

June

Food fanatic, Ren, steps off the bus at St. Lawrence Prep, the fanciest high school in six towns. She's there with the rest of her peers after a mysterious fire destroyed their beloved - albeit kind of a hole - Woodrich College across town, and these poor students are not welcome.

By Alexander Lee-Rekers
Directed by Calem Madden
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

Red Tree Theatre $15 to $32

March
Sydney Theatre Company

Fences

March

An unforgettable portrait of family life 1950s Pittsburgh by one of the US's most lauded playwrights.

By August Wilson
Directed by Shari Sebbens

Wharf 1 Theatre

TRENDING
Jopuka Productions

Charlie Pilgrim - A Beginner's Guide To Time Travel

What if a primary school aged kid messed with spacetime while trying to fix a moment in the past and got herself stuck in a time loop. And what if she gets all her friends to try and help her to get out of the time loop and these friends turn out to be just different versions of herself?

by Sam O'Sullivan
Directed by Ethan Dale
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $28

Theatre
Pymble Players

Rapture

Winner of the Victorian Premier's Award for Drama 2003, a vivid, timely new play that shines a revealing light on Australia's unsettled soul.

Written by: Joanna Murray-Smith
By arrangement with the author.
Directed by: David Allsopp

Pymble Players Theatre

TRENDING
Uniting Productions

Day of Reckoning

The cathartic events of the fete are related with humour and pathos, and the upbeat ending affirms the enduring value of village life.

by Pam Valentine
Directed by Fran Godbold and Karen Rowe

Uniting Church Hall from $25

TRENDING
Capitol Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

DIRECT FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM

Capitol Theatre

Woy Woy
Woy Woy Little Theatre

The Hollow

May

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell.

by Agatha Christie

Peninsula Theatre $8 to $30

Wyong
Wyong Musical Theatre

Spamalot

September

The legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail.

Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE

The Wyong Grove Theatre from $25

April
Sydney Lyric Theatre

Tick, tick BOOM!

April

It's 1990 and Jon, a promising composer turning 30, is at a crossroads. His girlfriend wants to leave, his best friend's making big bucks, and he's waiting tables while writing the next great musical.

On Tour

Sydney Lyric Theatre $65 to $125

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

The Importance of Being Earnest

September

The fabulous Helen Thomson plays Lady Bracknell, the wittiest and most wicked role in one of the greatest comedies ever written.

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Sarah Giles

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Tuggerah
Jopuka Productions

Share House

July

Flo has just started uni and is living in a share house just off campus. She takes over Arlo's room, who's sleeping in a swag in the backyard while he waits for Tori to finish moving into Brett's room. 4 Dale Street has had a revolving door for 6 years, and no-one really knows who's actually on the lease anymore.

by Joshua Maxwell
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $28

TRENDING
New Theatricals

Come From Away

A Newcastle first - Broadway is coming to town!

Presented by Junkyard Dogs and Rodney Rigby

Civic Theatre $69 to $159

Education
Red Tree Theatre

Educating Rita

Educating Rita is a witty yet poignant look at a working class woman's attempts to change her social circumstances through pursuit of an Open University qualification.

by Willy Russell
Directed by Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

Pymble
Pymble Players

Things I know to be true

May

Life is seasonal, and those seasons bring change, challenge and hope.

Written by: Andrew Bovell
Exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd.
Directed by: Racquel Boyd

Pymble Players Theatre

Comedy
Bare Productions & Red Tree Theatre

Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine is a bored, middle-aged housewife, trapped in a stale, loveless marriage. Her children are all grown up and she frequently talks to the wall in her kitchen while preparing her husband's regular evening meal.

by Willy Russell
Directed by Annette Rowlison

Red Tree Theatre from $29

March
Sydney Theatre Company

Julia

March

An intimate and compelling production that brings the story behind the 'misogyny speech' to life.

By Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Sarah Goodes

Sydney Opera House $54 to $104

Comedy
Woy Woy Little Theatre

Party Piece

A fast-paced comedy depicts the strained relations between feuding neighbours and families.

by Richard Harris
Directed by Sarah Lovesy

Peninsula Theatre $8 to $30

Pymble
Pymble Players

Gaslight

September

You will be on the edge of your seat!

Written by: Patrick Hamilton
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company
Directed by: Joy Sweeney

Pymble Players Theatre

April
Jopuka Productions

The Boys On The Bus

April

A raw and raucous coming of age drama, The Boys on the Bus is another masterwork from multi-award winning playwright, Jamie Hornsby. Gritty and gripping, with a jet-black sense of humour.

By Jamie Hornsby
Photo: Jamie Hornsby

The Launch Pad from $28

TRENDING
Sydney Theatre Company

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

A ruthless, jaw-dropping and provocative dark comedy of manners by Tony Award-winning satirist Edward Albee.

Directed by Mitchell Butel

Roslyn Packer Theatre

April
Hunter Drama

The Wedding Singer

April

Party like it's 1985!

Directed by Ali Hodge

Civic Playhouse

Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company

The Dictionary of Lost Words

October

This award-winning New York Times bestseller and book club favourite will be brought to vivid life in a new adaptation.

Adapted by Verity Laughton from the novel by Pip Williams
Directed by Jessica Arthur

Sydney Opera House

Pymble
Pymble Players

Table Manners

August

This entertaining romp will have you in stitches. Not all (illicit) plans are best laid!

Written by: Alan Ayckbourn
By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company
Directed by: Gavin Critchley

Pymble Players Theatre

Chatswood
Willoughby Theatre Company

Cats

October

The classic musical CATS, is reimagined into an extravaganza of modern musical theatre, coming to the Concourse Theatre October 2023!

The Concourse $57 to $68

Tuggerah
Red Tree Theatre

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged)

August

Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets).

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Red Tree Theatre

Tuggerah
Wyong Drama Group & Red Tree Theatre

Two Weeks With The Queen

August

Dear Your Majesty the Queen, I need to speak to you urgently... Cleverly lifting the key moments from Gleitzman's novel and presenting them in a light-hearted, amusing and open way, making for an ideal drama.

By Mary Morris from the novel by Morris Gleitzman
Directed by Joshua Maxwell

Red Tree Theatre

2023
Disney Theatrical Productions Australia

Beauty and the Beast

June

Direct from the West End, this enchanting and timeless tale has been brought to life in a reimagined production boasting all the spectacle and grandeur audiences know and love.

Produced in Australia by The Walt Disney Company and Disney Theatrical Productions, under the supervision of Thomas Schumacher

Capitol Theatre

Wyong
Wyong Musical Theatre

Carrie

June

Carrie White is a teenage outcast who longs to fit in. What none of them know is that Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it.

by Lawrence D. Cohen

The Wyong Grove Theatre from $25

Dates TBA
Gosford Musical Society

Kinky Boots

Winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical), Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.

Laycock Street Community Theatre

Opera
Opera Australia

Adriana Lecouvreur

Mystery, intrigue, murder? Lovers' liaisons don't come any more dangerous than this.

by Francesco Cilea

Sydney Opera House

Sydney
Opera Australia

Rigoletto

June

He's hideous. He's hated. He's untouchable. But in this shimmering world of secrets and seduction, can he keep the one he loves most safe?

by Giuseppe Verdi
based on: Le roi s'amuse; by Victor Hugo

Sydney Opera House

Newcastle
The Very Popular Theatre Company

Billy Elliot

October

An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.

Casting Now

Civic Theatre

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

Constellations

July

A gloriously romantic love story that reflects on the power of human connection and asks, “what if?”.

By Nick Payne
Directed by Ian Michael

Wharf 1 Theatre

Solve It
Crossroads Live

The Mousetrap

June

This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time case closed! Don't just see it. Solve it.

The Mousetrap is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Riverside Theatres

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

On the Beach

July

Two of our great theatre-makers join forces for this poetic story of community, dignity and love in dark times.

By Nevil Shute
Adapted for the stage by Tommy Murphy
Directed by Kip Williams

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Opera
Opera Australia

La Boheme

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends' lives change forever.

Sydney Opera House

Chatswood
Willoughby Theatre Company

The Sound of Music

May

One of the most beloved musicals of all time is coming to the Concourse Theatre May 2023!

The Concourse $57 to $68

Theatre
Heart Strings Theatre Co with Hayes Theatre Co

Urinetown

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself.

Music by Mark Hollmann, Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Book by Greg Kotis

Hayes Theatre Co

Sydney
Opera Australia

Aida

June

This is a story of love so strong it defies enemy lines. This is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains. This is a story of betrayal.

Sydney Opera House

Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company

Do not go Gentle

May

Witness this moving exploration of human frailty at the ends of the Earth as performed by an all-star cast.

By Patricia Cornelius
Directed by Paige Rattray

Roslyn Packer Theatre

Tuggerah
Wyong Drama Group

The Full Monty

November

Based on the 1997 British film of the same name. Set in the run-down former industrial epicentre of Sheffield, UK, it follows six unemployed, working class men who decide to do a one-time-only striptease to outdo a touring male strip show and make some desperately needed money.

by Simon Beaufoy
Directed by Howard Oxley

Red Tree Theatre

Theatre
Opera Australia

Chorus!

Thrill to the sound of a mass of voices, singing as one.

Sydney Opera House