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:
April 8-26
VENUE:The Concourse
AN EXHIBITION OF HSC ARTWORKS Art Space on The Concourse hosts this mixed media exhibition of selected Year 12 artworks from our local high schools: Chatswood High, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner, Mercy Catholic College, St Pius X College, and Willoughby Girls High. This selection from 2014 HSC students impresses with global and local tales of identity,... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 9-12
VENUE:Theatre
Live Nation are Extremely excited to announce the return to Australia of everyone’s favourite brother & sister, Charlie & Lola, in BBC Worldwide & Polka Theatre Production of Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play. Direct from the UK, Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 13-17
VENUE:The Concourse
NIDA HOLIDAY COURSES AT THE CONCOURSE AUTUMN 2015   NIDA Drama School A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice, movement, devising and scenework. Perform scenes at the end of the week for family and friends. Dates & Times: Mon 13 – Fri 17 Apr 2015, 10am-4pm Grades:... 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 18
VENUE:Theatre
“ They fought against each other in a bloody war but did not forget to forgive and respect” Australian Turkish Music Ensemble (ATME), with its soloists, choir and orchestra, presents this truly unique musical event in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. Come on a journey with MEHMET and JOHNNY to GALLIPOLI... MORE INFO
DATES:
April 20-May 17
VENUE:The Concourse
The Sydney Comedy Festival is Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event. Every April/May, hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians take to stages across Sydney to entertain an audience of more than 111,000 people. The Festival program, curated by Festival Director Jorge Menidis, features performances from the finest Australian acts, the... 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 24-25
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:
April 28-May 1
VENUE:Theatre
"The Corny Collins Show," Baltimore's hippest dance party on TV, takes centre place to big dreams, big hair, and big heart-throbs, with the like of Link Larkin. Tracy Turnblad, the local girl with the big hair and the big waist, seems a natural fit for the show except for one not-so-little problem--she doesn't fit in. But she... 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 2
VENUE:Theatre
Sydney’s musical comedy superstars have spent the last decade* touring all across the globe and shattering the internet apart. Now the Axis of Awesome triumphantly return to where it all started. Come and rock your proverbials as they play their greatest songs of the past decade*. *eight years four months “I have no polite way to... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 7-9
VENUE:Concert Hall
Following sold out shows and rave reviews across the country the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show “The Naked Magicians” is coming to Sydney for a strictyly limited season. “The most entertaining show of the year” AUSSIETHEATRE.COM The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot... 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 8-9
VENUE:Theatre
MAY 9 SOLD OUT- NEW SHOW ADDED MAY 8! Imagine all the love of a Celine power ballad, and all the snot and isolation of an Ebola outbreak.   This show's kinda like that clip Beyonce did with Blue Ivy, only with more C-bombs, more references to extreme toilet paper usage, and no attempt whatsoever to hide marital difficulties. From... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 10
VENUE:The Concourse Level 2 Foyer
Treat your mother or grandmother to an elegant high tea experience at The Concourse this Mother’s Day. Indulge in a decadent sweet and savoury high tea selection as you immerse yourself in exquisite chamber music soirees, performed and presented by the established chamber ensemble of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Served in the... 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 15
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a staged show in the style of old time radio, a hit Nerdist podcast, an Eisner-nominated graphic novel from Archaia Entertainment/BOOM! Studios, a Nerdist web series and a comic series from Image Comics. Created by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (Marvel; DreamWorks), the show features the WorkJuice Players: Paul F... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 20
VENUE:Chatswood Library
As part of the Sydney Writers' Festival 2015, author Xinran will speak about her latest novel, Buy Me the Sky.  With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born and raised under China's single-child policy. From the business man's son unable to pack his own... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 22
VENUE:Chatswood Library
As part of the Sydney Writers' Festival 2015, Major Michael Mori will speak about his book, In the Company of Cowards.  Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps at 18 years of age and commenced his legal career as a military defence lawyer. In 2003, Mori was assigned to provide representation to detainees held at the Naval Base in... MORE INFO
DATES:
May 22
VENUE:Concert Hall
From demon dentists to gangsta grannies, ratburgers, awful aunties and boys in dresses, come and immerse yourself in the world of David Walliams! David talks about his work, reads from his bestselling books and answers all your burning questions in an audience Q&A session. Walliams is an author, actor and comedian extraordinaire, and has been... 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:
May 24
VENUE:Concert Hall
Eighty doctors from all over NSW will combine their talents under the baton of conductor Dr David Banney in a Musicius Medicus fundraising concert of music by Czechoslavakian composers entitled Czech Mate. The acclaimed cellist David Pereira will feature as guest artist playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor in a program that also... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 7
VENUE:Concert Hall
During the early years of the 1930s and then at the end of the decade, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra with many great singers and entertainers gave two shows nightly at the Cotton Club, then the most famous nightspot in New York. The shows were called the “Cotton Club Parade”. The audiences were white and the musicians, singers, all... 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:Concert Hall
General Public On Sale - Monday 12 April 9am   The hilarious truth and nothing but the truth!  A dazzling combination of stand-up, stories and unseen clips, PAUL HOGAN is live on stage for 2 hours doing what Hoges does best – Entertain! Hoges first appeared on our screens over 40 years ago, and since has had a top rating TV show,... 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 20
VENUE:Concert Hall
BY POPULAR DEMAND ANH RETURNS WITH HIS HIT SHOW ANH DO - THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE LIVE!! Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s new stage show takes it a step further, combining stand... 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 24-25
VENUE:Theatre
Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef! When the Octonauts deploy a new undersea medical station designed to keep the reef clean and healthy, they discover a problem that threatens the reef dwellers and their home. An outbreak of spiky 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:
June 28
VENUE:Theatre
Be enchanted by China’s 'First Grade' National Performer, Ms Chen Ling Yu, master of the Pipa with more than thirty years experience in 'Playing and Singing' for the first time at The Concourse Chatswood. A member of the "National Congress of the Communist Party of China”, Ms Chen Ling Yu has performed... MORE INFO
DATES:
June 30
VENUE:Theatre
Calling All Fairy Dancing Girls Once upon a time in Fairyland, Harmony & Rhapsody woke from the land of Sleepy Dreams having shared a dream that little fairies and elves all over the human world wanted to see some fan-fairy-tastic dancing! In their dream, they saw Barnaby ballroom Dancing, Elf rapping his way across the stage and Wizzy... 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 7-8
VENUE:Concert Hall
  The sun is setting and it’s time for the big Hi-5 sleepover party! With the help of Chats, the Dream Master, and her magical Dream Catcher, your Hi-5 friends journey on some wild, wonderful and wacky dream adventures! In "Hi-5 House of Dreams" Ainsley, Dayen, Mary, Stevie and Tanika enter the world of dreams, finding... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 11-12
VENUE:Concert Hall
Mister Maker’s first ever national Australian tour will be coming to The Concourse on Sat July 11 & Sun 12 following on from the huge success of his shows at the iconic Sydney Opera House in January! The Mister Maker Live theatre tour is sure to thrill and delight, bringing together exciting live entertainment values coupled with... 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 2
VENUE:Concert Hall
Judith is back on stage with her first new solo show since 2012 and the good news is that her last year really sucked. A truly awful year for Judith always leads to a great show for her fans and 2014 was magnificently terrible. Think death and early menopause and you'll be in the ballpark. Always hilarious, honest and occasionally shocking,... 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 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 2-3
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
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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:
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