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:
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 30-31
VENUE:Theatre
The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company presents Bul-ssang: a riveting contemporary masterpiece which combines the art of movement and modern Orientalism. Experience a performance which will immerse the audience in a special border of art playing along the lines of both past and present, creating harmony which depicts the peak of... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 4-14
VENUE:Art Space
Painter and Zen monk Suan shares his method of achieving inner peace and the simple joys of life through the  brush and ink.  Suan’s favourite themes are the harmony of a happy family, the contemplation of the tea ceremony and the symbols of Buddhism like the lotus flower. Suan resides at Tongdo-sa Temple in Korea and has been... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 15-21
VENUE:Art Space
An exhibition of Chinese tea culture, paintings and calligraphy by Four Sisters Tea Four women founded Four Sisters Tea to share their passion for Chinese tea culture with Australia.  This exhibition will feature the fusion of contemporary and traditional, along with eastern and western culture.  It combines a Chinese tea ceremony... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 17
VENUE:Chatswood Library
Talks@Willoughby returns in 2015 with award-winning author, Alasdair McGregor, speaking about his biography of Australia’s first government architect, Francis Greenway. Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a decade, Greenway and Governor... MORE INFO
DATES:
February 19
VENUE:Concert Hall
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra is proud to present “Chinese New Year 2015” at the Concourse in Chatswood on Thursday 19th February 2015, at 7pm.  This will be a very special evening, bringing you an unforgettable concert of famous Chinese music, performed by one of the finest Symphony... 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 3-21
VENUE:Concert Hall
Short+Sweet Voices is the newest star in the international short form performance festival’s roster. It promises to stretch the boundaries of choral performance, rewarding innovation, excellence and creativity with prizes and awards for both individuals and groups in singing, vocal arrangement and presentation. Since its inception in 2002,... 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:
March 28
VENUE:Concert Hall
The Wiggles “Rock n’ Roll Preschool” tour follows the runaway success of last year, where The Wiggles sold out 137 shows across every state and territory in Australia and performed to over a quarter of a million fans around the world, making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment show in Australia.... 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 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 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 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 11-12
VENUE:Concert Hall
On Sale Mon 2 Feb, 10am! 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... 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:
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