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The Concourse Chatswood is Sydney’s newest live entertainment destination, offering a unique mix of venues for live theatre, dance, music, events and exhibitions. The stunningly designed precinct also features Chatswood library, two open, green spaces, restaurants and cafés, making The Concourse the perfect meeting place for all occasions.

DATES:
TBC
VENUE:Concert Hall
Lunch hour concert series, Live at Lunch returns to The Concourse in 2014 with a host of international musicians following a highly successful debut season.   Artistic director flautist Jane Rutter brings warmth and flair to a series which is quickly being recognised as a major musical event in Sydney.   The six concert series features a... MORE INFO
DATES:
March 1-November 16
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Willoughby Symphony proudly presents the 2014 Subscription Series, Symphonic Connections.   Individual tickets for the 2014 Willoughby Symphony Symphonic Connections Series are on sale now. Night at the Opera: Verdi Gala 1 & 2 March Majestic Mozart with Jane Rutter 3 & 4 May Romeo and Juliette: A Dramatic Symphony 21 & 22 June... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 25-September 27
VENUE:Theatre
David Williamson’s THE JACK MANNING TRILOGY: FACE TO FACE A CONVERSATION CHARITABLE INTENT   In 1999, Ensemble Theatre presented the World Premiere of David Williamson’s FACE TO FACE, the first in a trilogy of plays based on ‘community conferencing’ or ‘transformative justice’  – a technique for... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 21-October 25
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Willoughby Symphony proudly presents the 2015 Subscription Series, Electrifying Intensity.   Grand Opera Gala - 21 & 22 February West Side Story - 2 & 3 May Bohemian Tango - 27 & 28 June Carmina Burana - 8 & 9 August Myths and Legends - 26 & 27 September Last Night of the Proms - 24 & 25 October   Willoughby... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 25-September 27
VENUE:Theatre
The Ensemble Theatre David Williamson's - Jack Manning Trilogy FACE TO FACE A young construction worker rams into his boss’s Mercedes after being sacked. Rather than fronting court, he is given the chance to explain his actions in a community conference. Workmates are encouraged to acknowledge some responsibility for a series of... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 27-September 21
VENUE:Art Space
Official Opening:  6pm - 8pm, Wednesday 27 August To be opened by Willoughby Mayor, Cr Gail Giles-Gidney and introduction by Akky Van Ogtrop, Art Historian, Curator and President of the Print Council of Australia.   HOME GROWN: The Printmakers marks the first in an exciting series of exhibitions that will provide a platform for home... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 3
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Chatswood Public School Twilight Concert showcases the wonderfully talented instrumentalists and choristers of Chatswood Public School in performances which enthral the audience, from the pizzicato of our smallest violinists to the sweet harmonies of our Senior Choir. It's a fabulous night of music where all our student musicians have the... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 5-6
VENUE:Civic Pavilion
Browse the beautiful displays of award-winning orchids, with a chance to chat to experts and ask questions about growing these notoriously difficult to grow plants. There will also be a variety of spectacular orchids for sale. Enquiries: glbromley@optusnet.com.au or 0425 336 049 or www.nortshoreorchidsociety.com Presented by North Shore Orchid... MORE INFO
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September 5
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Arden Kindergarten to Year 6 girls and boys are delighted to share a dance and musical evening with the Arden Community. Families and guests will enjoy a celebration of specialized dances performed by each Year Group, performances by various Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles, leading up to s grand finale featuring the entire cast.  ... MORE INFO
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September 6
VENUE:Urban Screen
Popular kid's movies Despicable Me 2 and Frozen will be playing on The Concourse's Urban Screen as part of Willoughby Spring Festival. Despicable Me 2 Saturday 6 September - 12pm Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Frozen Saturday 6 September - 2pm Fearless optimist Anna teams up... MORE INFO
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September 7
VENUE:Urban Screen
Join our interactive panel discussing ecological and environmental issues with experts, the local community and keynote speaker Dame Jane Goodall via live crosses to various locations. Then view a documentary depicting the beauty and majesty of the nature The Wilderness Society is seeking to preserve as part of their Nature in Danger campaign.... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 8-9
VENUE:Concert Hall
Our Annual Creative Arts Festival is a showcase of our whole school population - our talented singers, dancers, musicians and actors. All our students can feel like stars as they all perform live for an audience in a fantastic, professional venue. The presentation of the Kindergarten Debutantes and their partners is always a wonderful highlight of... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 8-27
VENUE:Theatre
The Ensemble Theatre David Williamson's - Jack Manning Trilogy   A CONVERSATION A tough confrontation between the family of the perpetrator of a heinous crime and the family of his victim.  Can facing the family of someone who has caused you immeasurable harm help the healing process to start?    The evidence from the... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 10
VENUE:Chatswood Library
Journalist Roger Maynard will speak about his latest book Ambon, a compelling account of the little-known story of one of the most brutal Prisoner of War camps in World War II. Set on the Indonesian island of Ambon, this is the shocking tale of the Gull Force unit who were captured by the Japanese forces. A body of 1150 men, drawn largely from the... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 11
VENUE:Concert Hall
  LIVE AT LUNCH Smile: It Feels like Spring! The Idea of North Highly acclaimed vocal quartet, the spectacular ARIA award winning The Idea of North present an elegant a capella concert. With their vocal finesse and superb musical artistry, the group will showcase works by the world’s great song writers including Antonio Carlos Jobim,... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 13-14
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble (NSSWE) returns to the Willoughby Spring Festival for its third year with performances from NSSWE’s ensembles and stage bands. Support from invited guest ensembles and bands drawn from schools across northern Sydney. Enjoy a diverse repertoire of jazz, symphonic, popular and classical music played... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 14-28
VENUE:The Concourse outdoor area
Enjoy free live music each Sunday during the Spring Festival on The Concourse. Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble Sunday 14 September: 2pm - 6pm This outdoor afternoon concert will feature jazz, swing and blues music, performed by Northern Sydney Symphonic Wind Ensemble's stage bands and guest school bands. A must-hear experience for the... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 15-16
VENUE:Concert Hall
A play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the award-winning book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! Yes, that's right. Andy and Terry had such a ball with their crash-landing entry into the world of theatre with The 13-Storey Treehouse, they're back for more. 13 storeys more, in fact. AND YOU'... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 15-27
VENUE:Theatre
The Ensemble Theatre David Williamson's - Jack Manning Trilogy CHARITABLE INTENT   When a high powered CEO is newly appointed to a well-respected charity organisation, accusations of bullying quickly emerge.  Long standing loyal employees who believe strongly in the ideals of the organisation have trouble coming to terms with the CEO... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 18
VENUE:Concert Hall
Artarmon Public School has a long and proud history in the arts. The ‘Celebration of the Arts’ evening will showcase our award winning bands, string ensembles, choirs and dance teams. This concert will bring together family, friends and the community to celebrate the talented music performances of our students.    A payment... MORE INFO
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September 21
VENUE:Urban Screen
A showcase of the 10 best short films entered into this year’s Joy House Film Festival. Each film must display the emotion or word ‘joy’ in at least one scene. The Festival aims to highlight the cultural diversity of our modern Australian society and give a platform for our multicultural and Indigenous film makers to showcase... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 21
VENUE:Concert Hall
SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD PRESENTS McDONALD'S OPERATIC ARIA   Ever since Sydney Eisteddfod began in 1933, the operatic aria contest has been the most valuable and exciting event in its program. This annual competition draws entries from Australasia’s finest young singers and over the past eight the decades, it has served as a launching pad... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 24-29
VENUE:Art Space
Opening Night  6.30pm - 8.30pm, Wednesday 24 September   Stephanie Waterhouse is a local Willoughby artist who works from her home studio in Castlecrag. She has developed a great passion for painting and textile design, after studying at the National Art School in Sydney and throughout her career as a high school art teacher.... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 25
VENUE:Civic Pavilion
A great holiday activity for school-aged children, with fun games, quizzes and prizes. Learn about different cultures and people from other parts of the world with hands on activities. Enquiries: 9777 7524 or angela.chang@willoughby.nsw.gov.au Presented by: Willoughby City Council and local multicultural groups. MORE INFO
DATES:
September 25-28
VENUE:The Concourse outdoor area
It’s the fresh air caressing your face, sweet with the smell of flowers. It’s a feeling of rejuvenation, restoration and relaxation. It’s feeling the sun warm your skin, thawing you out and taking away the winter chill. It’s taking your shoes off and feeling the grass between your feet. It’s time for fun, excitement... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 26
VENUE:Concert Hall
JASON BYRNE - YOU NAME THE SHOW! Back with a brand new show for 2014, Jason Byrne wants you to name his show!   To win $1000 cash, look for the Jason Byrne postcards and posters around Sydney, write your show name suggestion in the blank space, upload your photo at www.facebook.com/LiveNationComedy and you could win! Winner announced onstage... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 27
VENUE:Urban Screen
Primary School Program: 2.00pm-3.00pm Middle School (Years 7-10) Program: 3.00pm-4.00pm Senior Secondary Program: 4.00pm-5.20pm See something new and exciting. The 2014 IP Awareness ATOM Awards National Screenings Tour is a series of free screenings for Australian primary and secondary level students and the general public. Let your imagination... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 27-28
VENUE:Concert Hall
Rhapsody in Blue: An Evening with George Gershwin Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Milton Soprano: Trisha Crowe Piano: Hoang Pham Selections from Gershwin including: Rhapsody in Blue Strike Up the Band Summertime The Man I Love ‘S Wonderful An American in Paris Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, saxophonists and percussionists from all over Sydney will... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 6
VENUE:The Concourse
Beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has just announced a one-off Australian tour, called OZ. These will be her only shows for at least the next 12 months. Missy has unveiled a new album of Australian cover versions and a companion book of essays, both called OZ, available September 19. These concerts will see Missy combining some OZ... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 10
VENUE:Urban Screen
The red carpet will be rolled out and the aroma of fresh popcorn will fill the air for the 2014 Willoughby Shorts Film Festival on the Urban Screen on The Concourse. Enjoy an evening of outstanding short films from students across Sydney and find out who wins the prizes for best animation, documentary, narrative short... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 15-26
VENUE:Theatre
WILLOUGHBY THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar,rounds out our 2014 season. Christ’s meteoric rise, teachings and ultimate betrayal will be dramatised with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatrics. The show is propelled by a driving,... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 16
VENUE:Concert Hall
  LIVE AT LUNCH Strauss, Ravel, Canteloube Brilliant Australian soprano Taryn Fiebig sings and plays cello in sparkling new arrangements of Songs of the Auvergne by Canteloube, Shéhérazade by Ravel, and ethereal songs by Richard Strauss. Accompanied by Jane Rutter playing classical and rustic flutes, with pianist Vincent... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 18
VENUE:Concert Hall
From Tragedy to Triumph - 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide event Through the eyes of a frightened orphan girl who miraculously survives the Armenian genocide, we follow her journey of suffering and hardships to her rebirth, survival and triumph.  Come and follow her on “An Armenian Journey” through spectacular... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 2
VENUE:Concert Hall
SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MEET THE ORCHESTRA   SYO Meet the Orchestra concert is designed to educate, engage and inspire children, as they are introduced to classical music. Discover the building blocks of music including rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics and form. Brian Buggy leads Sydney Youth Orchestra Philharmonic in this energetic... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 2
VENUE:Concert Hall
SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA PRESENTS TCHAIKOVSHY'S SYMPHONY 4 Join us for Debussy's most captivating orchestral work, Prélude á l'après-midi d'un faune, a 10 minute work that's considered a turning point in the history of music, inspired by impressionist paintings.  We proudly feature a new composition by... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 2
VENUE:Theatre
Hamazkaine Armenian Sydney Dance Company Annual Concert Including Cultural Showcase and Dance Performance of ASDC entire Dance Groups       A payment processing fee of 1.95% applies to all purchases made by credit or debit card and is included in the price. A payment processing fee does not apply for purchases made through Ticketek... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 6
VENUE:Concert Hall
  LIVE AT LUNCH Tango! Raga! Habanera! Free-spirit flutist Jane Rutter, harpist Owen Torr, classical guitarist Guiseppe Zangari and accordion virtuoso Marcello Maio form a spectacular ensemble to bring you works by Piazzolla (L’Histoire du Tango, Libertango) Ravi Shankar (L’Aube Enchantée) Colin Brumby (Exotic Dances) and... MORE INFO
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November 7
VENUE:Theatre
Vintage Diamond The Ultimate Neil Diamond Show Vintage Diamond perfectly recaptures the sound, songs and look of the era that was Neil Diamond featuring world renowned performer Will Mastromanno (Will Mastro) who has enthralled audiences across the globe performing the songs of Diamond including a residency in one of the most established Artist... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 8
VENUE:Theatre
The inimitable host of ABC2’s Dirty Laundry Live - Lawrence Mooney is back with some outrageous fibs, tall tales & hilarious theories on the myths men need just to stay alive.   Lawrence Mooney is a Stupid Liar is an examination of the functional stupidity of this man as he seeks to guild the lily, smooth the bumps and oil the... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 13
VENUE:Chatswood Library
Award-winning author Graham Simsion will speak about his highly anticipated sequel to The Rosie Project as part of the Talks@Willoughby program this November. In The Rosie Effect, Professor Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are now married and living in New York. Just as Don is about to announce that his philandering best friend from Australia is... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 14-15
VENUE:Theatre
After a smash hit season on London's West End and a sell-out tour around Australia, this delightful puppet show is on its way back to the city. Join Peppa Pig and her brother George as they set off on a treasure hunt! There are fun-andgames, problems to solve and clues aplenty as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Zoe Zebra and Polly Parrot join them for... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 14
VENUE:Concert Hall
On 16 January 1938, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra created the most widely talked about event in the history of Carnegie Hall. Their concert was a landmark in American music with eybrows being raised in Manhattan society when it was announced that the prestigious Carnegie Hall, the home of the nation’s classical music, was to be used for a... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 15-16
VENUE:Concert Hall
Amadeus: Classic Mozart and Bach Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Milton Violin: Harry Ward Violin: Phoebe Gardner Soprano: Clarissa Spata Mezzo: Emily Edmonds Tenor: David Hamilton Bass: Daniel Nicholson Wolloughby Symphony Choir Khoene: To His Servant Bach God Grants a Final Glimpse Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 Young Composers... MORE INFO
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January 9-24
VENUE:Theatre
Directors: Neil Gooding & Jordan Vassallo Musical Director: Peter Hayward Assistant Musical Director: Rachel Kelly Choreographer: Katrina Gooding Set Designer: Simon Greer Lighting Designer: Sean Clarke Sound Designer: Simon Koenig With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Packemin Productions will launch their new initiative Packemin Youth... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 21-22
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Milton Soprano: Regina Daniel Tenor: Matthew Reardon Baritone: Alexander Knight Overtures, arias, ensembles and chorus selections from: La Bohème, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, The Magic Flute, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Lohengrin, Nabucco, Aida, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, The Pearl Fishers, The Tales of Hoffmann,... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 2-3
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Milton Violin: Doretta Balkizas Bernstein: West Side Story - Overture Korngold: Violin Concerto Copland: Fanfare for the common man Bernstein: West Side Story - Symphonic Dances   Bernstein’s intoxicating score for West Side Story frames this thrilling program, a concert celebration that will see the Willoughby... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 27-28
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Warwick Potter Piano: Andrea Lam Elena Kats-Chernin: Recollecting ASTORoids Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 Dvorak: Symphony No. 6 in D major, op. 60   This fascinating program features the gorgeous music of Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Composer-in-Residence, Elena Kats-Chernin. Inspired by the... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 8-9
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Milton Soprano: Jolene Griffith Tenor: Kanen Breen Baritone: David Hidden Willoughby Symphony Choir Stravinsky: Firebird Suite Orff: Carmina Burana   Experience the dynamic Dr Nicholas Milton work his musical magic on the epic blockbuster, Carmina Burana, featuring three remarkable vocal soloists who will deliver white-... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 26-27
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Stephen Mould Cello: Ruben Palma Elena Kats-Chernin Mythic Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129 Young Composer Award 2015 Willoughby Symphony / Fine Music 102.5 Young Composer Award Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93   Elena Kats-Chernin, Willoughby Symphony’s 2015 Composer-in-Residence, has described how her... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 24-25
VENUE:Concert Hall
Conductor: Dr Nicholas Milton Violin: Josephine Chung Willoughby City Band Willoughby Symphony Choir Elgar Land of Hope and Glory Hubert Parry Jerusalem Handel Zadok the Priest Handel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus Coates Dambusters Overture Walton Crown Imperial Marquez Danzon No. 2 Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 Ravel Tzigane Respighi The Pines... MORE INFO
DATES:
TBC
VENUE:Art Space
In 2010 over 2000 people of Willoughby had their portrait taken for the Faces of Willoughby photographic mural. These portraits have been digitally compiled to form six large portraits celebrating who we are today. Two of the light boxes show people over 65 years of age, two show people under 18 years and the larger, centre two show everybody... MORE INFO
DATES:
Three concerts in 2015.
VENUE:The Concourse
Enjoy high tea at The Concourse as you immerse yourself in exquisit chamber music soirees, performed and presented by established chamber ensembles of the Willoughby Symphony. MORE INFO
DATES:
December 2015
VENUE:Concert Hall
COMING IN 2015! Join the Willoughby Symphony, an expanded Willoughby Choir and captivating celebrity soloists in a magical  Christmas concert.  Bring the entire family to this enchanting and unforgettable performance.  You'll sing along and be caught up on the joy of the festive season. MORE INFO
DATES:
January 2015
VENUE:Civic Pavilion
COMING IN JANUARY 2015 The Willoughby Symphony proudly presents an engaging, enjoyable concert designed just for the littlies.  This is a not-to-be-misses opportunity to introduce young children and families to the joys and wonders of symphonic music, conducted by the charasmatic George Ellis, one of Australia's most celebrated children... MORE INFO
DATES:
Tuesdays at 11am
VENUE:The Concourse
Join us on Tuesdays at 11am for a brief and informative tour of the Performing Arts Centre on The Concourse. Learn about the history of the site and witness first hand this truly world-class, state-of-the-art precinct in the heart of the North Shore. With a 1,000 seat Concert Hall and 500-seat Theatre, the Performing Arts Centre on The... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 8
VENUE:Concert Hall
COMING IN 2015 A special family performance introducing children to classical music in a fun and engaging way designed and specifically geared towards children aged from 3 to 12. The Willoughby Symphony Children's concert has sold out two years running.  Tickets on sale soon. Join our waitlist to be advised of pre-sale tickets. MORE INFO