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Arts Margaret River temporary contact number

Arts Margaret River landline has been temporarily disconnected. We apologize for the inconvenience but Telstra is not able to offer any alternative solutions at this stage. We will notify you as soon as our regular number (9758 7316) is re-instated. In the meantime, please contact us on 0478 215 214 for any enquiries and tickets […]

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

The ultimate comedy roadtrip! Thursday 24 May 8pm – The River Hotel Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around the country, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far. This roving tour-de-comedy features funnymakers from Australia and beyond, showcasing everything from stand-up and sketch to satire and song in one side-splitting […]

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2018 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

01 – 03 June 2018 STORIES THAT SHAPE US Arts Margaret River is proud to present the 10th annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. VOYAGER ESTATE FESTIVAL HUB This year’s Festival will be in the magical grounds of Voyager Estate. Enjoy author talks, discussions, Q & A sessions, free events, entertainment and stalls. Plus […]

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PEARL – The Janis Joplin Story

The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin Friday 15 June 8pm – The River Hotel For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages. On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found […]

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2018 Arts Hub Membership

Our Arts Hub Membership renewals for 2018 are being mailed out to existing members this week . If you are not currently a member but would like to support Arts Margaret River and receive discounted tickets to all our shows and movies as well as other local business discounts, you can join online: It costs $44 […]

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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – Live Broadcast

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler is one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history. This new Western Australian production will mark its presentation by every state theatre company in the country. Friday 18 May, 7.30pm Celebrate the Lotterywest Live Broadcast with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Set in 1950’s working […]

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Bus Trip to Collie – The Collie Art prize

Join us on a bus trip to Collie to view the Inaugural Collie Art prize (an acquisitive $50,000 prize award – the highest regional art prize in Australia). 500 people entered and only 45 were chosen including Wendy and Bill Castleden’s daughter Susanna Castleden and Monique Tippett whose work – ‘Tree Columns’ – hangs is […]

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ACO Collective

Australian Chamber Orchestra presents The Lark Ascending Thursday 22 March 7.30pm The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s acclaimed string ensemble, ACO Collective, return to Margaret River in 2018 for their concert The Lark Ascending. Fresh from the success of an exceptional 10th-anniversary season in 2017, with the brilliant violinist Pekka Kuusisto as its Artistic Director for a […]

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Invoking the expansive, isolating beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s epic new play is about a man ravaged by drought, family secrets and love.

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife.

Reg Cribb is a highly-awarded playwright and screenwriter. His plays Last Cab to Darwin and The Return / Last Train to Freo have been adapted into feature films and he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Bran Nue Dae. 

Director Chris Bendall
Set & Costume Designer Dann Barber
Composer & Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve 
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall
Co-Producers Pippa Bailey and Chris Bendall 
With Grant Cartwright, Vanessa Downing, Nicholas Papademetriou, Francesca Savige, Bjorn Stewart

Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River at Watershed

Thomas Murray & the Upside Down River By Reg Cribb A Stone Soup & Critical Stages Production Saturday 24 March 7pm  (gates open 6pm, show commences 7pm) The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and […]

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ACO VIRTUAL

ACO VIRTUAL Tuesday 6 March to Tuesday 20 March  Immerse yourself in the ACO’s 360-degree virtual orchestra experience. Imagine standing on stage surrounded by the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians, feeling the energy of Artistic Director Richard Tognetti playing his priceless Guarneri del Gesù violin, or getting up close to Principal Violinist Satu Vänskä playing Australia’s very first Stradivarius […]

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