Saturday 3 December 2022
Show 7pm-11pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

It’s that time of year again, where people go to families, we argue about gender to Aunt Mavis, and giggle at grinder as little Timmy opens his presents. Us queers have a strange relationship with xmas, and this cabaret is where we can come to find solace, cry melancholy, and scream at the capitalistic holiday that makes us think of Mary pushing Jesus out into the world.

We have a bunch of your old favourite talents, and a few new presents to stick in your stockings. Don’t forget to bring a plate.

QT Cabaret is a place for Transgender and Gender queer people to trial cabaret acts, or just let off some steam on stage. It is a space to meet other people, and to watch the amazingly talented community of Hobart.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


Artists

Photo: Trash King Photography

Hera Fox

Hera is a playwright, and circus & cabaret creator based in nipaluna (Hobart). Having grown up in the Huon Valley starting in community musicals, they have had a varied career in burlesque and drag to circus and acrobatics. Now they have found their voice as a transgender woman returning to song and cabaret creating work for and by transgender people. Her plays have endeavored to assist in changing the culture of the live performing arts, to be more inclusive, and to not take itself too seriously. She has a tendency to write about love, lust, and loss, with a style reflecting reactions of your various ex partners.

They are the founder and artistic director of QT Cabaret, a space for transgender and gender queer performers to trial new cabaret and circus work, which won Artfully Queers unifying voice award 2019. Hera is also the winner of 2020’s Out For Australia Community Champion award.

Join us for play-readings by the writers of the 2022 FRESH INK National Mentoring Program.

This skills development program is co-presented by Archipelago Productions and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and supported by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Mentored over nine months by Belinda Bradley and directed by Natalie Venettacci, join us to celebrate the work of Amelia PondNoah CaseyMostafa Faraji and Milla Chaffer

Show 1
Thursday 1 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

Show 2
Friday 2 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Tickets
General Admission (seated)

Single Show Ticket $38.50 (+BF)
2 x Shows Ticket $57.75 (+BF)

Single Show Tickets available at the door (pending availability) $50 (Cash Only)


Swing, Blues and Hot Jazz direct from Paris!

Bassist and jazz band leader Leigh Barker is bringing his band to Australia for the first time in over six years. The Leigh Barker Band brings audiences the classic sounds of the golden era of American jazz, presented in their uniquely Australian style. A style that also carries the inflections of 21st century Paris, center of the renaissance of French swing and hot jazz, and current home to the band leader.

Canberra born, Melbourne trained, and Paris-based, Barker has always had his band out on the road, playing their unique mix of classic swing, blues, hot jazz, and original compositions. On this tour, The Leigh Barker Band boasts a cast of Melbourne musicians and long-time bandmates, and most importantly stars Heather Stewart, award-winning vocalist and violinist and another Paris favourite. Catch this band live on stage for the first time in six years, as they bring their popular European show to the Antipodes.

This tour showcases the release of their new album PARIS/MELBOURNE, released online at the height of the pandemic, and only now coming to audiences in person and on CD. Paris/Melbourne stars members of this touring band, and also features six bonus tracks from the new Paris lineup. It is a trans-continental, international, and cross-cultural expression of jazz at its hottest, swingingest best.


Thursday 22 December 2022
8pm – late
Doors 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

It’s time to get festive! We’ve put together a huge comedy show so you can get absolutely full of Christmas cheer! Featuring a stacked lineup of Tassie’s finest plus an interstate headliner live in The Founders.

Starring: 
Kel Balnaves – Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2021
Gav Baskerville – “Well polished. Had the room belly laughing.” – Herald Sun
Chloe Black – “Kept The Audience in Stitches”- Sydney Morning Herald
Rob Braslin – Deadly Funny Runner Up 2016

Tickets
$20 pre sale
$100 group of 6 tickets pre sale

$25 on the door


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Thursday, 8 December 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

A Theatresports Christmas. 

PROTEA Impro is home for Christmas!

It’s the last Theatresports for 2022 and it’s a festive one! 

It’s all your favourite games with a Christmassy twist. Two teams battling it out for the right to hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy. Featuring the finest Christmas improvisers Santa has to offer. 

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Thursday, 24 November 2022
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Doors 6.45pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

PROTEA Impro return with another round of Tasmania’s favourite: Theatresports. 

Come along and see two teams battle it out playing improvised scenes and games. Who will hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy? It’s one of a kind made up hilarity and mayhem featuring the finest improvisers Hobart has to offer. 

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

9 December 2022
7:30pm – late
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$20 +bf pre sales
$25 on the door


Photo: Jesse Hunniford

Ben Salter
Accomplished songwriter and performer Ben Salter has spent the past few years of these strange times at the Museum Of Old & New Art (MONA) in lutruwita/Tasmania composing and performing daily in his own studio/installation, Import/Export.

An already prolific artist, Salter has written, recorded and released four albums of new material over the past 12 months, demonstrating an increasingly eclectic and progressive bent in both his lyrics and compositions. Now he is to undertake his first national tour in over three years, presenting songs old and new in the intimate solo mode he has grown so adept at during his daily performances at the museum. 


Photo: Nick McKK

Laura Imbruglia
Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties. A restless musician with broad music taste, she’s released four albums, played almost every corner of Australia and several pockets of Europe.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Saree Salter
Tasmanian singer-songwriter Saree Salter has been performing since she was in middle school. Saree grew up on the East Coast, where she passionately refined her sound and broadened her audience to the greater regions of Northern Tasmania. Saree has featured in iconic Tasmanian festivals such as Festival of the Voices and Junction Arts Festival.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Dive into this fun adventure and join the Musical Theatre Crew’s Junior Crew as they make a splash with this fun-tastic tale ‘under the sea!’

Ariel, an inquisitive and adventurous mermaid and youngest daughter of King Triton, is fascinated by the human world. She collects human ‘junk’, much to the worry of her best friends Flounder and mentor Sebastian, and to the amazement of Scuttle the seagull (and self-proclaimed expert on ‘human stuff’)! One day Ariel catches sight of a human called, Prince Eric, and longs to live in his world. Two slithery eels, Flotsam  and Jetsam take Ariel to see a magical sea-witch Ursula an octopus, with whom she trades her tail and voice for legs and a life on the land. But the deal is not what it seems, as life under the sea is turned upside down and Ariel and her friends must work together to save their world!

Season :
Friday 11 – Sunday 20 November 2022

Performances :
Friday 11 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 12 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee)
Saturday 12 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 13 November 2022 @ 11:00am (Matinee)
Sunday 13 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Friday 18 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Saturday 19 November 2022 @ 3:00pm (Matinee) 
Saturday 19 November 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday 20 November 2022 @ 11:00am (Matinee) 

Doors / Ticketing opens 30 minutes prior to performance.
Duration : 70 minutes | No Interval

This show has double and triple casts. Please book the team that has the performer you wish to see on the booking site! Better still come again and see another team! Full cast details online here

Tickets :
Adult $35
Concession (Children, Students, Concession Cards / Seniors Cards) $29
Family (Good for 4) : 2 x Adults & 2 x Kids OR 1 x Adult & 3 x Kids $115

An evening of tassels and tease in the end of year burlesque showcase, by Miss Kitty’s Meow!

Join us at the historic Peacock Theatre for our end of year showcase spectacular! Experience a show of tassels and tease as you catch an exclusive and intimate glimpse at the graduating students of 2022.

With Special Guests
Bella de Jac (Victoria) (Miss Burlesque Australia, Burlesque Hall of Fame)
Grace Cherry
Hera Fox
(Host with the Most) 

Tickets :
Adult $40 (+ BF)
SAC Members $30 (+ BF)
Concession $35 (+ BF)

Limited door sales may be available on the door, pending availability.  
Door Sales $45

Bella de Jac. Photo by Neil “Nez” Kendall.
Grace Cherry. EvokeD Images .

Friday 11 November 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Join local artists Cathy Diver, Jethro Pickett, Celeste Evelyn and Lune River for a night of folk music and tales at Founders Room.

All profits from the gig will be donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. 

This event will take place on the lands of the muwinina people.

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo:  Oscar Wyatt

Lune River
Forming in nipaluna / Hobart, Lune River are a Rock ’n’ Roll group in spirit. Through dreamy songwriting that sets the dials for the sun, their music exhales space hooks and melody – yet with good feels and weight when it counts. Their affinity with adventurous psych-rock jams and organic songwriting also gives them a rare duality that reflects their love for the 60s. You can expect to hear plenty more of Lune River over the coming waves of time.


Photo: Ursula Woods

Jethro Pickett is a Tasmanian songwriter and producer who’s gearing up for a new release this year with a new sound. His last release was put out by Phill Calvert’s (The Birthday Party) Behind The Beat Records and they’re on board for the next one too. Jethro has toured with various pop/rock bands all over the world and has a big pool to delve into and inspire from. Expect some cosmic pop from this prince of freak folk.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Celeste Evelyn is an artist/singer-songwriter born from the wild and fertile coastal soil of lutruwita/Tasmania, honing an original sound that borrows from roots, soul, folk and alt-rock, yet strays into realms of a genre undefinable. An earth-spun songstress with provoking lyrics, emotive melodies, and a focus on the depth and colour available to our human experience that can be found through rhythm and melody.


Photo: Claire Warren

Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt.  Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room