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Playhouse Theatre showing theatre scenes and interior views

Hobart’s amateur theatre company was created in 1926 and found the perfect home within a converted church.

Located in Hobart’s central business district, the Playhouse Theatre is a heritage-listed building originally built in 1863 as a chapel. It then became a cinema, before being acquired for the Repertory Theatre Company. The company’s opening drama in their new home was Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The company is run by enthusiastic volunteers who dedicate hours to the pursuit of great theatre.

The building’s Italian design and interior murals add to the atmosphere of this stunning venue, which stages works by playwrights such as J.M Barrie (of Peter Pan fame), Agatha Christie, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward and Bernard Shaw.

If you’re visiting Hobart in August, don’t miss oneFest, an annual one-act play festival. Aspiring playwrights are encouraged to get involved. The Playhouse is also a repository for more than 2,000 scripts, providing a valuable resource for directors and playwrights.

Before or after a show, explore the many restaurants, pubs and bars in the area around the theatre. Sample beer from the nearby Cascade Brewery or Tasmania’s other boutique beer companies. Many of the old pubs have fireplaces, which create a cosy retreat from the chilly Hobart air in autumn and winter.

The Playhouse is quite popular, and has limited seating, so it’s a good idea to book ahead to ensure you get a ticket. This is a self-funding theatre, meaning the cost of your ticket goes back into building restoration and production costs.

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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 26 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Located in Sandy Bay, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Salamanca Place, Salamanca Market and Constitution Dock. Hobart Cruise Terminal and Mount Nelson ...
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Wrest Point
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$199 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Hobart Cruise Terminal. Salamanca ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,035 reviews)
"The main foyer area when having a meal was cold"

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
4.5 out of 5
28 ELIZABETH STREET, Hobart, TAS
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The price is AU$208 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Hobart Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cat & Fiddle Arcade, Constitution Dock and Salamanca Market. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
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Wrest Point
Wrest Point
4.5 out of 5
410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
The price is AU$125 per night from 26 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Wrest Point
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
4.5 out of 5
1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$199 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
4.5 out of 5
28 ELIZABETH STREET, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$208 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Mövenpick Hotel Hobart
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
4.5 out of 5
1 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$159 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
RACV Hobart Hotel
RACV Hobart Hotel
4 out of 5
154-156 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$189 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
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Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
4 out of 5
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$204 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Somerset on the Pier Hobart
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
110 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$199 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Crowne Plaza Hobart, an IHG Hotel
Hobart City Apartments
Hobart City Apartments
4 out of 5
80 Elizabeth St, Hobart, TAS
The price is AU$175 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Hobart City Apartments
Lenna of Hobart
Lenna of Hobart
4 out of 5
20 Runnymede St, Battery Point, TAS
The price is AU$155 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Lenna of Hobart
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