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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:
TBC
VENUE:The Concourse
The Concourse is developing a member program for frequent visitors to The Concourse to thank and reward them for their patronage. To assist in the development of the program, please tell us a little about yourself, and provide feedback on the features and benefits you would most like to see in the program. The two minute survey is available here. MORE INFO
DATES:
June 13-26
VENUE:Art Space
Exhibition by Franz Chi Lik Cheung and Bin Xie, emphasising the importance of constant dialogue between Western and Eastern cultures – a mixture of Western media on canvas and Chinese brush ink painting. MORE INFO
DATES:
July 1-14
VENUE:Art Space
The exhibition will combine two series of Karl Lu’s recent painting series: The Originality Series – the Origin of the Universe, Life & Art and The GTS Series: The Global Time Space (USA, China, Australia)   The two series will provide a dual art experience of both abstract art and realistic montage art.  In the... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 17
VENUE:Theatre
Recently the devastating floods in Serbia have caused hundreds and thousands of people to lose their homes, many deaths, and whole villages and suburbs have disappeared. Infrastructure destroyed, clean water and food is at dangerously low levels and disease is widespread. That’s just the toll on human suffering, with livestock dying in their... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 19
VENUE:Theatre
"It’s the Jersey Boys and so much more!" – Paula Duncan OA Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Platters, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, The Drifters, Simon and Garfunkel, Backstreet Boys. Now in it’s third year, international hit show ‘Boys in the Band’ celebrates the world’s... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 25
VENUE:Theatre
Up Close & Personal starring John Waters & Stewart D'Arrietta   A homage to the music, mystery and memory of John Lennon. In 1992, John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta took to the small stage at the Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Sydney with their debut production of 'Looking Through A Glass Onion'. Fast forward, after a... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 26
VENUE:Theatre
Australia’s pole dance talent will be on show when the inaugural NSW Pole Championships is presented.   NSW, ACT & Tasmania's finalists will battle it out in Professional, Amateur and Group divisions, giving pole dancers of all stages and styles the opportunity to show off their strength, flexibility and creativity. Winners in... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 30
VENUE:Theatre
Love Opera? IFAC Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals Concert The Competition has long been considered the premier showcase for Australasia’s finest young singers – and is the home of ‘The Mathy’, the most prestigious award given to a young opera and classical singer. This year, 11 Semi-Finalists have been selected... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 30-31
VENUE:Theatre
Special 2 day pass. Purchase a ticket to the IFAC Semi-Finals Concert and Masterclass in Opera and Classical Singing   Love Opera? IFAC Australian Singing Competition Semi-Finals Concert Wednesday 30 July 2014 The Competition has long been considered the premier showcase for Australasia’s finest young singers – and is the... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 31
VENUE:Theatre
Love Opera? The MasterClass in Opera and Classical Singing has become a memorable feature in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition, and follows the selection of 5 Finalists in this year’s Competition – selected at the Semi-Finals Concert (30 July at The Concourse). < To 2014 Semi-Finals Conert Events Page > This is a unique... MORE INFO
DATES:
July 31
VENUE:Concert Hall
*ON SALE NOW!* South Africa’s most heavenly voices, the multi Grammy Award winning, Soweto Gospel Choir are returning to Australia with a 47 city national tour commencing on the 29th June, 2014. Since their formation in 2003, Soweto Gospel Choir have travelled the world bringing the joy of their music and the hope for a better world into the... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 1
VENUE:Theatre
Award winning singer, Daniel Thompson, and Golden Guitar winning Australian guitar legend, Stuie French, are back bringing you all things Cash with their acclaimed, Johnny Cash The Concert. Featuring songs spanning Cash’s entire career, from Hey Porter to the Highwayman, At Folsom Prison to the American Recordings and including the... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 3-24
VENUE:The Concourse outdoor area
Roaring Twenties on The Concourse Sunday afternoons in August FREE Live Jazz and 1920s Outdoor Cinema Program Come and enjoy Sunday afternoons in August on The Concourse, celebrating music and film from the early 20th century. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of our fantastic restaurants listening to mellow jazz tunes and later relax while watching... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 3
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Harold Brissenden Foundation presents a Commemorative Concerto Concert, Suzuki Alumni Orchestra, brilliant soloists. SUNDAY 3rd August 2014 2pm. Internationally acclaimed conductor, Dr Nicholas Milton will conduct the Suzuki Alumni Orchestra in an exciting Concerto Concert. FIVE brilliant Suzuki soloists, a stunning group of young violinists... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 3
VENUE:Theatre
Presented by Abstract Entertainment ** ON SALE TUESDAY 13th MAY ** He was one of the most important figures of 20th century pop culture. An icon, widely known by the single name Elvis, who is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "The King". Now the memory and legend lives on in a very special concert event... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 8-10
VENUE:The Concourse
Wenona School presents Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical on stage! 

 While on their family holidays, high school jock and basketball star Troy meets brainy Gabriella. Although their interests are worlds apart, during a karaoke contest they discover a mutual love of singing, and an interest in each other. As school begins again, Troy... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 9
VENUE:Concert Hall
Pictures at an Exhibition - Children's Concert LAST TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Children's Concert: 2pm Free art activities: 3pm - 4pm In a special family performance, the Willoughby Symphony will present Pictures at an Exhibition – Children’s Concert.  Children will discover the story of this music and have the chance to... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 9-10
VENUE:Concert Hall
Pictures at an Exhibition: The Russian Masters Conductor: Dr. Nicholas Milton Violin: Ji Won Kim Shostakovich: Festive Overture, op. 96   Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)   Those who have experienced Dr. Nicholas Milton conducting the big symphonies of Tchaikovsky,... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 13
VENUE:Concert Hall
Wednesday August 13th at 7pm at the Chatswood Concourse Concert Hall The James Morrison Quintet The Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra in Concert with the James Morrison Quintet. The Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra will be touring Europe in June 2014. As part of preparations they are presenting a concert with the James Morrison Quintet.... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 15
VENUE:Concert Hall
Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth studio album, and first independent release, O Vertigo! The album playfully redefines the boundaries of her unique style of indie pop whilst pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain.  Made possible by the support of Kate’s army of loyal fans who funded the album through... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 16
VENUE:Theatre
Visharad Edward Jayakody is a singer with a huge popular demand in Sri Lanka and among expatriate lovers of Sinhala music globally. He captivated the masses with his inimitable singing style.  Edward is a versatile Sri Lankan singer and music director who is celebrating his 35 years in the field of music. He has performed in many countries... MORE INFO
DATES:
August 24
VENUE:Concert Hall
SYDNEY EISTEDDFOD & ROTARY CLUB OF SYDNEY COVE PRESENTS THE AUSTRALIAN CHORAL GRAND PRIX   The Australian Choral Grand Prix, presented last year by Sydney Eisteddfod and the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove as part of Sydney Eisteddfod’s sensational 80th Anniversary celebrations, proved such an outstanding success it will now run as part... 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:
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 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 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 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 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 27-28
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 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:
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 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
DATES:
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 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
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:
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