Merrigong News

  • 12 Jul 2018

    Join the Board of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

    As part of a process of planned board renewal, Merrigong Theatre Company is now seeking applications from suitably skilled persons to serve on its board in an honorary capacity.

    Please click here for more information and details on how to apply. 

    Please click here to view the 2018 Season brochure. 


  • 04 Jun 2018

    Garry Stewart's highly anticipated Australian premiere of The Beginning of Nature

    An accessible and highly-relatable piece of dance, The Beginning of Nature is a visual feast inspired by the rhythms in nature.
    The work also includes a live libretto by two indigenous classical singers in the Kaurna language, the indigenous language of the Adelaide plains, a language that was all but extinct 20 years ago.

    Please click here to read the media release.


  • 16 Apr 2018

    A word-for-word adaptation of a short story by Patrick White with live music by Zephyr Quartet.

    From the mighty pen of Australia’s Nobel Laureate, the incomparable Patrick White, comes a timeless story about seizing the day and not letting the bastards grind you down - The Aspirations of Daise Morrow.

    Featuring a cast led by Paul Blackwell and Genevieve Picot, two of Australia’s greatest actors, and with live music performed by Zephyr Quartet, this is an intimate and unexpected performance experience.

    The wooden-floored expanse of the Wollongong Town Hall will be transformed into a magical earthen-floored space where actors and musicians perform in and around the audience, seated in the round, under the haze of an Australian ‘sky’ created by Tony Award winning lighting designer Nigel Levings.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 16 Apr 2018

    Lost Boys - A fierce and compelling new play

    This May and June, Merrigong Theatre Company will present a brand new Australian work inspired by a shocking chapter in recent Australian history. Examining the heinous murders of dozens of gay men in Sydney in the 1980s. Lost Boys is a fierce and compelling new play by award-winning Australian playwright Lachlan Philpott (Silent Disco, The Trouble with Harry) specially commissioned and developed by Merrigong Theatre Company.

    Please click here here to read the media release.

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Grandparents beware! George's Marvellous Medicine is in town.

    Direct from sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and in New Zealand, Roald Dahl’s family favourite George’s Marvellous Medicine arrives in Wollongong at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre for a strictly-limited season from 27 – 28 April.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 09 Apr 2018

    This is NOT a movie! Horror comes to Wollongong this September!

    It’s all the things you love about horror flicks… but LIVE!

    From acclaimed Swedish theatre-maker Jakop Ahlbom comes a spectacular homage to the horror film genre. It has thrilled audiences in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris, and is coming to Wollongong from 5 - 8 September 2018 as part of a national tour.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 08 Feb 2018

    Spiegeltent Wollongong returns in 2018!

    Following a wildly successful inaugural season in 2017, the Aurora Spiegeltent will return to the Wollongong Arts Precinct for a five-star program of music, cabaret, circus, comedy, theatre and family fun from Thursday 12th April to Sunday 6th May, 2018.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 30 Sep 2017

    A rare chance to get up close and personal with the theatre making process

    This 14 October, Merrigong Theatre Company presents its second offering for RUFF – New works in progress with an exciting new play by local playwright Catherine Mckinnon.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 21 Sep 2017

    A Free participatory dance workshop for young local women

    A Call To Dance invites young women of Wollongong and surrounding areas to meet professional dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi and workshop a movement that is all about them.

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 15 Sep 2017

    The Turner Brown Band hits Wollongong Town Hall for one night only!

    After a successful tour in May 2017, The Turner Brown Band have returned to Australia to tour the coast of NSW over September and October making The Music Lounge one of the last performances of the tour!

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 11 Sep 2017

    The Listies are bringing ICKYPEDIA to the stage!

    These October school holidays, Australia’s fave kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing their hugely successful first book ICKYPEDIA: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the stage!

    The Listies create ridiculously funny shows that are an absolute winner with both kids & their adults!

    Please click here to read to the media release. 

  • 08 Sep 2017

    The secret's out - Calamity Jane is coming to IPAC in 2018!

    After the enormous success of the SOLD OUT season of Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in 2017, One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co are very pleased to announce a national tour for 2018.

    Calamity Jane will perform at IPAC from Wednesday 7 March 2018 for seven shows only. Priority tickets will be available exclusively as part of a 2018 Merrigong Season Ticket from 14 November. General public on sale from Tuesday 5 December.

    To sign up to receive a Season 2018 brochure, please click here.

  • 01 Sep 2017

    Landscape with Monsters returns for one date only!

    After touring the UK and Australia, our breathtakingly original circus-theatre creation returns to the home of its conception for one date only!

    Yaron Lifschitz and the fearless Circa ensemble have forged a new type of circus. There are no traditional circus acts, no trapezes and not a red nose in sight! Instead, from a world of simple wooden boxes, a hard floor and tall metal structures, the meeting between ourselves and our environment is thrillingly brought to life.

    Please click here to read to the media release.