Performing Arts

Coming up July - December 2018


Melbourne City Ballet

Friday 3 August 7.30pm

Adult $30 Conc. $25

For a third year the Melbourne City Ballet will return to Katherine with the evocative opera ballet paying homage to the well-known Spanish inspired tragedy Carmen. Carmen is designed to be a loud and bold affair with elaborate costumes; pulling the audience in from the first overture. As with previous years, the Melbourne City Ballet will host a dance workshop for children during the day with some children being selected to dance with the Company during their evening performance.



The Beginning of Nature

Australian Dance Theatre

Saturday 11 August 7.30pm

Adult $30 Conc. $25

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre. At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will delight and inspire. Katherine dance enthusiasts will also be treated to an opportunity to meet the performers after the show.

Suitable for 12 years and older, includes partial female nudity.



Letters to Lindy

Saturday 18 August 7.30pm

Adult $30 Conc. $25

Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, there have been more than 20,000 letters to Lindy, including sympathy, abuse, marriage proposals and death threats. Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by playwright Alana Valentine explores the public’s relationship with one of Australia’s most iconic figures – Lindy Chamberlain. This powerful play paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother. As a special addition for Katherine, performers will be available after the show for a question and answer session. Artback NT presents Letters to Lindy by Alana Valentine, a Merrigong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre.

“The most powerful thing that has been done on my story, and the most true to what I lived through.”

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

Suitable for 13 years and over, contains strong language and adult themes.



The String Contingent

Friday 31 August 7.30pm

Adult $30 Conc. $25

Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent have toured extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the UK with their unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) are headed for Katherine with a live performance which promises to be a joyful combination of precision, refinement and beauty, balanced with visceral energy and drive.




Saturday 15 September 2.00pm

Adult $25 Conc. $20

Bilarni is storytelling theatre from one of Australia’s renowned storyteller musicians, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky. The show tracks the life of WE (Bill) Harney (1895–1962): the greatest yarn-spinner of them all; the man who was known as the ‘expert’ on Aborigines; an ‘uneducated’ Northern Territory bushman who returned from WW1 to live amongst Aborigines as a lover, husband and father who lost it all – and that’s only the beginning of a truly epic tale. Using Harney’s books and radio broadcasts, Bilarni is deftly strung together with Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s adventures ‘up north’ in a beautiful and brutal land, where everything and nothing is black and white.

* Bill Harney is the father of Wardaman elder Yidumduma Bill Harney.

Running time 80 minutes with no interval.





Saturday 6 October 7.30pm

Adult $30 Conc. $25

To his mother, he is Wolfgang. To those who are watching, he is Mozart.

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amidst a puff of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls. Featuring mischievous acrobats and a musician, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music with a circus twist.

Experience the latest family-friendly production from Circa, featuring a fusion of circus, movement and music.


We often update our program so please check with our What's On section on this website or call at the office on 89 72 3751.