2017 Subscription Season

11 February 

Celebrate 25 years of the world’s largest short film festival. Livestreamed from Parramatta Park to the BAFC Theatre, watch the world premiere of 16 finalist films.

5 March 

The 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, broadcast from Sydney to the BAFC Town Hall.

12 March 

Facing North is an ambitious community project that takes the character, people, history and landscapes of the Cradle Coast and turns them into music.

17 March 

Before there was The Voice, there was “The Voice”, as Dame Nellie Melba was known to describe herself.

21 March 

The girl gazing at the frock said: “Queen of my wardrobe, at last you are mine”. The frock replied: “Yes, you bought me but the instant you wore me, I owned you.”
– Graeme Murphy AO

22 March 

Six albums and two decades of criss-crossing the globe from Paris to Sao Paulo, Peking to San Francisco have created Paris Combo’s unique cosmopolitan sound. Swinging gypsy jazz and cabaret meets French pop; Latino meets Middle Eastern rhythms; they all live happily ever after.

29 March 

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 stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

30 March 

"Instruments of the breath are closest to the heart. Making music from the act of breathing is the earliest form of alchemy: turning the breath that keeps us alive into the music that feeds our soul".

21 April 

See it to believe it!

22 April  - 22 April 

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6-12… and their adults!

30 April 

International Jazz Day occurs every year on April 30; and was created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to highlight Jazz and it diplomatic role in uniting people around the globe.

13 May 

Livestreamed from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the 62nd edition, with 43 countries taking part, including Australia.

10 June 

Award winning comedian Josh Earl is back in his home town with a whole new hour of comedy.

2 August  - 3 August 

What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are Kronosaurus teeth? And do Kimberella
even wear shoes?

22 August 

Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Anne-Louise Sarks

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Act 2 Scene 7

31 August  - 31 August 

Grug began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and never short of an adventure, now he’s back by popular demand.

10 September 

Established in 1992, by the late Stephen Martin, Virtuosi Tasmania intended to gather the casual chamber music activity of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra into regular concert series.

17 November 

Melbourne City Ballet's exciting new ballet "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" will arrive at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre in November 2017.