Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.
The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End especially for the cinema screen.
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.
An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...
Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of our theatre!
Between Land and Sea – year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.
Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.
Directed by Ross Whitaker (Saviours, Unbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.
A balmy evening, exotic spices, vibrant colour, a nation full of life. Extraordinary, enticing India! Indian nibbles & drinks then into the Theatre for an authentic, live Indian show.
Get ready to have your heart stolen by Munni, a little Pakistani girl who is mute and lost in India in BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN. When she’s discovered by Pawan (Salmon Khan in possibly his best role ever), he overcomes inter-racial history – and border control – to return her to her family.
A heart warming, uplifting story of selfless actions and the difference they can make to the wider community. Great deep, witty one-liners!
BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN became the second
highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time!
Come find out why!
Hot on the heels of the groundbreaking smash hits Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi Gallery comes a brand-new documentary on the life and work of Italian master Caravaggio and the birth of modern painting.
Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood is an immersive and visually stunning journey of light and shadows through the struggles and successes of the revolutionary and controversial artist, joining him on his travels through Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Sicily and Malta as he tries to flee his many demons.
Utilising state-of-the-art cinematic techniques, stunning 4K projection, commentary from leading historical experts and art historians, and unprecedented access to the masterpieces themselves, Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood is a must-see for any art lover, exclusive to cinemas.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof By Tennessee Williams Directed by Benedict Andrews Tennessee Williams͛ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London͛s West End in 2017.
Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews͚͛thrilling revival͛ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O͛Connell and Colm Meaney. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy͛s birthday.
The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
PGMild themes and coarse language
Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Friday 16th March at 7:30pm
Tickets only $28.50
Group bookings of 10+ $24.50 (Call 43 821 777 to make booking)
Turning 95 & still turning heads! Doris Day captures the purity of the ‘50’s symbolising everything good of the era.
To celebrate we have Doris Day songs sung with the pure silky voice of SANCHA PROWSE with Rodric White & double bass.
Then A YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN starring Doris, Kirk Douglas & Lauren Bacall with wonderful GEORGE GERSHWIN songs.
Together let’s relive the moments that
Doris Day has etched into our hearts.
All children, except one, grow up…
Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.
‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’
Friday 2nd March at 7:30pm
Tickets only $28.50
Group bookings of 10+ $24.50 (Call 43 821 777 to make booking)
Celebrating the great Glenn Miller with a live concert with the dynamic
Con Artists – the leading Jazz musicians on the Coast! This exciting 10pc ensemble swings like a clock with the very best of Glenn Miller & the big band era of the 1940s.
Then settle in for a good time with BATHING BEAUTY with great Big Band music! Roll with laughter over Red Skelton’s antics, be mesmerized by Esther Williams synchronized swimming! Add baritone Carlos Julio Ramírez, Xavier Cugat, Harry James & Ethel Smith!
In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “Degenerate Art” (which they systematically looted and destroyed) and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “Classic Art”.
This immersive new documentary reveals the Nazi’s complicated relationship with classical and modern art, displaying an incredible number of masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir and Gaugin amongst others, intertwined with human stories from the most infamous period of the twentieth century.
A state-of-the-art detective story exploring the Nazis’ obsession with art and creativity, Hitler Vs Picasso mixed history, art and human drama for an unforgettable cinema experience.
Friday 4th May at 7:30pm
Tickets only $28.50
Group bookings of 10+ $24.50 (Call 43 821 777 to make booking)
Many of the great jazz favourites were written for movies that went on to win Oscars.
This International Jazz Day Dorian Mode and his swinging band present Jazz at The Movies, with classics like Charade, Days of Wine & Roses, The Shadow of Your Smile & many, many more! Highly entertaining, peppered with fascinating anecdotes and loads of laughs! A great night out to celebrate Jazz at The Movies!
Celebrated Dutch Jazz singer Judith Nijland has an Australian tour with her incredible ensemble– and she is coming to Avoca Theatre!
Always exploring new themes, her mind turned to the vast repertoire of Abba,
transforming their songs with fresh vision into Jazz and Swing.
Waterloo, Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All played as Jazz ballads and Money, Money, Money in Swing – the songs remain intact, but the Jazz takes over with a creative musical outburst! Songs we know and love with a fresh new Jazz take.
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings.
At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing.
Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Friday 18th May at 7:30pm
Tickets only $35
Group bookings of 10+ $29.50 (Call 43 821 777 to make booking)
Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a splendid musical mind”, Mark Isaacs (b. 1958) has achieved widespread recognition as a pianist and composer working in both classical music and jazz.
He has given recitals as a classical pianist, conducted orchestras and as a classical concert hall composer has composed more than 100 major works, many commissioned by some of Australia’s most prestigious ensembles, orchestras and soloists and ranging across orchestral, chamber, choral, solo pieces as well as scores for film, television and the theatre.
His music has received numerous awards and accolades, including an Australia Council Fellowship, the inaugural Miriam Hyde Composer-Pianist Award, the 2007 Albert H. Maggs Composition Award, and the 2012 Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition. Isaacs has also been a prize-winner in the Tokyo International Competition for Chamber Music Composition, and was a finalist in the 2013 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize.
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.
Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Sultry summer evenings, tapas & chilled sangria in the garden – a
delightful beginning to a sizzling Spanish Night.
Passionate songstress LANA NESNAS is well known from her stunning musical stage tours with Dirty Dancing & South Pacific. Her sultry voice sets off the work of one of our outstanding guitar masters, Guy Strazz, bringing the heart of Spain alive in music and song.
Our Spanish thriller THE INVISIBLE GUEST has twists & turns you won’t see coming! An intricate web masterfully woven showcasing shifting truths and points of view.
At the top of his game, both professionally & personally, Adrian finds his life thrown into chaos when he awakens to find his lover murdered. To complicate matters, his hotel room is locked from the inside! He turns to Spain’s best defense lawyer, who lets no secret stay buried, & ‘Against time’ that is ‘CONTRATIEMPO’, the Spanish film title, comes into play, as a new witness threatens the outcome.
Our SPANISH NIGHTS are always highly
anticipated and a sensation of a night out.
Tasty tapas & chilled sangria before duelling flamenco guitars & a Spanish film that will become a favourite.
Acclaimed Spanish guitarist PACO LARA & ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT give an authentic, rich and dramatic musical tour of Spain that will transport, delight & inspire.
The Spanish comedy roadtrip THE OLIVE TREE is a thrilling, emotional journey into the essence of the Spanish heart. Hugely enjoyable, The Olive Tree burrows into the grandparent/child relationship, families, friends and what is really important. Its emotional truth will ring true and it’s star – the 1000 year old olive tree, will long stay with you.
Inspired by real events and starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Ewen Leslie, Thomas M. Wright, Natassia Gorey-Furber, Anni Finsterer, Matt Day and introducing Hamilton Morris, Tremayne Doolan and Trevon Doolan, SWEET COUNTRY is set in the 1920s on the Northern Territory frontier - where justice itself is put on trial. Directed by Warwick Thornton, recipient of the Camera d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for his debut feature Samson and Delilah, the period western is a stunning cinematic vision and soundscape set in the desert of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges around Alice Springs in central Australia.
Filmmaker Rory Kennedy provides an account of the career of big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, a man who has spent his life conquering untamable walls of water.
The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Australia’s Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) and starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman. Jackman is joined by Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.
MA15+Strong themes and coarse language
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Hot on the heels of the groundbreaking smash hits Vatican Museums 3D and Florence and the Uffizi Gallery comes a brand-new documentary about Vincent van Gogh
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.