What's On

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:
February 21-October 25
VENUE:Concert Hall
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Willoughby Symphony proudly presents the 2015 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... MORE INFO
DATES:
November 20-December 23
VENUE:The Concourse outdoor area
Light Up your evenings and weekend in Chatswood in the lead up to the festive season with lots of festive events on The Concourse. There is something for everyone to get you into the holiday mood! Carol singing around the Christmas tree on The Concourse, free festive family films on the Urban Screen, Christmas markets and to really get you in high... MORE INFO
DATES:
December 6-21
VENUE:Art Space
Ricia Mari is an Australian artist who has exhibited in Paris, Brussels, London and Rome and this is a major exhibition representative of her extensive career. Her works are an expression of sympathy, warmth, understanding, and tragedy. They are a vivid display of colour, composition, and symbolic representation of the world about her. She is an... MORE INFO
DATES:
December 21
VENUE:Theatre
Wisteria Blooming II will bring a dance performance unfolding the colorful and brilliant Chinese culture, with romantic melodies and gorgeous dance moves. It is directed by a group of Chinese dance professionals who create dance moves with innovative ideas and up-to-date choreography methods. The dance performance itself will guide the audience... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 5-18
VENUE:The Concourse
Discover the power of performance with NIDA this summer! During the holidays NIDA Open will be running a range of short courses for ages 2-18 years at The Concourse. Join a class to meet other aspiring young artists and develop your creative skills, working with the best in the performing arts.  NIDA courses available at The Concourse this... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 9-26
VENUE:The Concourse - various venues
The Chatswood Family Festival is a new North Shore family festival running from 9 to 26 January incorporating both ticketed & free children’s events & activities. Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat   9 - 24 January A colourful musical retelling the biblical story of Joseph and his dazzling coat of many... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 9-26
VENUE:The Concourse outdoor area
The Festival’s Family Retreat is a little area of urban tranquillity to sit back and relax in with the family. The retreat will feature deck chairs and huge umbrellas to kick back in while watching the children play on outdoor beach themed toys. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cart will also be on site from 12pm-3pm every afternoon... MORE INFO
DATES:
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:
January 9-26
VENUE:Urban Screen
Join us outdoors on The Concourse for a series of classic 1960’s Surf movies. The movies will be playing on The Urban Screen throughout The Chatswood Family Festival at 12pm daily. The movies will also be screened on Fridays evenings during the Festival at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic and a blanket and enjoy watching some iconic films... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 13-24
VENUE:Urban Screen
Enjoy the balmy summer evenings watching a favourite family classic on The Concourse’s Urban Screen. The films will be screened on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights at 6pm from 13 to 24 January. This is a FREE event for the whole family providing a fun outdoor activity. Tuesday 13 January - THE LEGO MOVIE An ordinary Lego construction... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 13-16
VENUE:Concert Hall
GIGGLE AND HOOT AND FRIENDS Live on Stage Jimmy Giggle, Hoot and Hootabelle are setting off on a giggle-icious live stage adventure with their friends the Bananas in Pyjamas and Hoopla Doopla’s Zap, Mimi and Jango this summer! Starring in the live children’s show of the year, ‘Giggle and Hoot and Friends’ is a 50-minute... MORE INFO
DATES:
14 - 21 January 2015
VENUE:Chatswood Library
Chatswood Library on The Concourse is holding a number of fun school holiday activities including story readings, craft and movies in the library. Wednesday 14 January, 11am - 12pm Pirate Craft* (5-12 year olds) Make a costume and release your inner pirate! Wednesday 14 January, 2pm - 4pm Frozen* – Movies at the Library (5-12 year olds)... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 14-31
VENUE:Art Space
Memory Fragments an exhibition of the art of Michelle Cawthorn & Tianli Zu curated by The Young Creators Memory Fragments is an exhibition of artworks by Michelle Cawthorn and Tianli Zu.  It is a sensitive and poetic exhibition that presents two different experiences of childhood and the implicit fragments of memory.  The exhibition... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 21
VENUE:Civic Pavilion
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Baby Proms: The Conductor and the Clown is a mini symphony production designed to introduce young children and families to the joys and wonders of symphonic music. Children will learn about the instruments of an orchestra and get their first taste of classical music in a relaxed and engaging environment.  Tailored... MORE INFO
DATES:
January 24
VENUE:Concert Hall
Join the Sydney Intervarsity Choral Festival Chorus and the Willoughby Symphony in concert as they perform Verdi’s Messa da Requiem. This classical masterpiece combines the dramatic soaring melodies of Italian opera with the solemn and mesmerising intensity of the Roman liturgy. The choir and orchestra will be joined by four magnificent... 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:
March 6
VENUE:Theatre
Launched in 1995 and still retaining all four founding members, the Goldner String Quartet celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2015. It is Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet. Its members - Dean Olding (violin), Irina Morozova (viola), Julian Smiles (cello) and Dimity Hall (violin) - are well known to both Australian and international... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 15
VENUE:Concert Hall
Brilliant pianist Simon Tedeschi and leading flautist Jane Rutter open the 2015 Live at Lunch series with a tribute to Gershwin, Cole Porter, Fats Waller and Scott Joplin, with comments by Dorothy Parker and her 'Poison Squad' from Manhattan's celebrated Algonquin Hotel.  The beauty of the American wilderness is evoked with music... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 15-November 25
VENUE:Concert Hall
Lunch hour concert series, Live at Lunch returns to The Concourse in 2015 with a host of international musicians following a highly successful 2014 season.  Artistic Director, international flutist Jane Rutter, brings warmth and flair to the concert series, which is now recognised as a major lunchtime ... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 21
VENUE:Concert Hall
11th annual Sydney Comedy Festival presents CRACKER NIGHT Sydney’s Biggest International Comedy Gala It’s quite simply Sydney’s biggest night of comedy! Featuring a dazzling line up of the biggest and best Australian legends, international stars and next big things of comedy, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Cracker Night kicks... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 24
VENUE:Concert Hall
The maestro of feel-good comedy returns to Australia with his new show. Fresh from a sell-out tour of the UK, Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material. In 2015 Stephen brings his latest hour of hilarious and personal stand up to Sydney.... 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:
May 9
VENUE:Theatre
She’s Looking for Love….and Child Support! Effie, Australia’s most loveable Logie-Award winning boofhead is desperately looking for L$VE. And since the Immaculate Conception & birth of her baby boofhead, a loaded husband too. Single, divorced, widowed, unhappily married or rich gay men have a chance to hook up with this hot... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 13
VENUE:Concert Hall
Following standing ovations for this concert in Paris, Artistic Director flutist is joined by superb Harpsichordist Erin Helyard, Solo Violinist Matt Bruce and cello virtuoso Susan Blake, in a programme of the most beautiful Baroque Sonatas. Including Vivaldi's La Folia.  The Live at Lunch concert series is a highlight event of... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 22-31
VENUE:Theatre
Presented by Willoughby Theatre Company Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical comes to Willoughby in May 2015! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 18
VENUE:Concert Hall
Opera Australia's most glamorous couple, soprano Taryn Fiebig and baritone Jud Arthur present an enchanting performance of best-loved romantic arias and songs from Opera, Operetta and Musicals including works by Mozart, Gounod, Puccini, Strauss, Wagner, Lehner and Lowe, and Rogers and Hammerstein.  With an appearance... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 19
VENUE:Theatre
Back to Bacharach is a 2-hour concert celebrating the songs and life of Burt Bacharach, featuring powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan, the legendary Doug Williams, Australia’s leading vocal coach and theatre star Darren Mapes and Top 4 Australian Idol 2004 and The Voice (2014) contestant, Hayley Jensen. Burt Bacharach is one of the most... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 22-23
VENUE:Theatre
CDP presents in association with Monkey Baa Theatre Company Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry from a series of books by May Gibbs by arrangement with The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance   May Gibbs’ quintessentially Australian classics have fascinated and delighted generations of children and... 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:
June 27
VENUE:Theatre
The Beatles 50 Years On 1964 Tour & Shea Stadium Concert Relived 2014 marked the 50TH Anniversary of the greatest music tour Australia has ever seen or is ever likely to see again. 2015 will mark 2 great Beatles’ milestones, 50 years on Following a sensational sell-out tour of Australia & New Zealand in 2014 the world’s premier... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 4
VENUE:Concert Hall
Presented by Willoughby Theatre Company The successful The Magic of The Musicals concert returns in 2015 – this time celebrating the classic music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. The show will feature a dazzling array of local singers and performers, a 25 piece orchestra and our famous massed choir. Staged in the spectacular surrounds of The... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 17
VENUE:Concert Hall
THE MANFREDS   Between 1964 and 1969 Manfred Mann scored three British Number One hits – plus one Number One hit in America and another seven that went Top 5 and four more that made the Top 20.   In the Sixties The Manfreds popularised the songs of Bob Dylan with interpretations of Just like a Woman, If You Gotta Go Go Now and... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 8
VENUE:Concert Hall
A Willoughby Symphony will present a special family performance of Stravinsky's masterful Firebird Suite. Engaging and charismatic Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton will introduce children to classical music through this blockbuster performance.  Children will experience the beauty of the piece and its shimmering colours... 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:
August 8
VENUE:Theatre
Happy Days Records for the first time in Australia presents The Beatles Forever in a never before seen or heard audio and visual concert spectacular. The Beatles Forever are a band of 4 musicians in Beatles character performing The Beatles No 1's album in its entirety. With an Australian first you the public not only get to enjoy a... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 19
VENUE:Concert Hall
Australia's much loved Tenor, David Hobson shows his sensitive side in this sumptuous concert of early English and French love songs.  A tribute to works by Dowland, Handel, Purcell and luscious French repertoire (Hahn, Faure, Bizet, Massenet) from David's best-selling album, The Exquisite Hour. The concert is accompanied by pianist... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 21
VENUE:Theatre
Since 2009, award-winning singer Daniel Thompson & Australian guitar master Stuie French have been wowing Australian audiences with Johnny Cash The Concert, keeping the spirit of The Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.  In 2015 the boys return with their brand new show Cash 60 - 60 Years of Johnny... MORE INFO
DATES:
September 10-12
VENUE:Theatre
CDP presents The 52-Storey Treehouse A play by Richard Tulloch Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Artistic Director: Julian Louis Director: Liesel Badorrek   They’re back! Andy and Terry’s Treehouse is now 52 storeys tall, with yet more fantastic inventions: a watermelon smashing room, a chainsaw-juggling... 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 3
VENUE:Theatre
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd Presents The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake With the instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of all works... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 4
VENUE:Theatre
XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd Presents The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty   The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Sleeping... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 16-25
VENUE:Theatre
Presented by Willoughby Theatre Company The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde is strutting its way onto the Willoughby stage in October 2015!  Winner of 7 major awards, including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve... MORE INFO
DATES:
October 22
VENUE:Concert Hall
Mozart claimed to have disliked the flute but his divine Flute Quartets prove to the contrary. Join the brilliant Acacia Quartet, with flute soloist Jane Rutter, as they return to The Concourse to play Mozart's divine Flute Quartets, K.285 and his sublime String Quartet in D Minor, K.421.  The Live at Lunch concert series is a highlight... 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:
November 25
VENUE:Concert Hall
Sensational guitarists, the ARIA Award-winning Slava Grigoryan and his gifted younger brother Leonard, perform exciting classical and contemporary works for two guitars in the final concert of the year.   The concert features works from their best-selling albums.   The Live at Lunch concert series is a highlight event of... 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:
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