Hobart Theatre Royal
Hobart’s Theatre Royal is a historic performing arts venue and is the oldest continually operating theatre in Australia. The theatre hosts a variety of comedy, musical and drama performances throughout the year. Conveniently located 2 minutes’ walk from the Hotel, take a look at what’s on this season.
Rektango is a live music event held every Friday evening in the Salamanca courtyards. It has become a Hobart institution for knocks offs and family gatherings in a casual space, perfect for catch ups and a bit of dancing.
The music performances are rotated weekly with genres of funk, reggae, soul, blues, rock and contemporary.
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian icon, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is a local favourite. The company does a fantastic job of curating a wide variety of shows throughout the year ranging from classical performances to pop culture and movie scores. It’s forged links with other institutions like the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) to showcase collaborations with artists such as Paul Kelly. There are shows appealing for all ages and tastes; you can see what shows are coming up here.
The State Cinema is a Hobart icon that has entertained generations of Tasmanians for 100 years, playing a major role in the social and cultural life of the Hobart community.
With twelve screens plus a Rooftop Cinema and Bar, there is always a wide range of local and international films on offer. Fewer ads and only the choicest selection of trailers means that each feature starts just five minutes after the scheduled start time.
A large Café Bar serves light meals and you can take your coffee or glass of local wine into the screening.
Located up Elizabeth Street in vibrant North Hobart, the State also has a beautiful Bookstore with a hand-picked selection of stationery, books and gifts.