Canberra Theatre Centre

Canberra Theatre Centre

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Whether you’re into comedy or circus, drama or dance, there’s a performance to suit your fancy at the Canberra Theatre Centre. With a jam-packed schedule of shows for all ages, the Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse and The Courtyard Studio are perfect venues for your performance arts fix.

See Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, The Australian Ballet and other respected national and international theatre, dance and music ensembles.

Nothing beats a live show, so check out what’s coming up at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Due to the threat of the COVID-19, The Canberra Theatre will be closed until Sunday 19 April and will cancel or postpone all performances during this period.

Where possible, affected performances will be rescheduled to later in the year. If you hold tickets to performances during this period, you will be contacted by email to inform you of new performance dates or to issue a refund. We ask for your patience during this time.

The Canberra Theatre are mindful of the growing impact of COVID-19 and we feel that this is the safest path for patrons, artists, staff and crew.

  • The Playhouse interior
    The Playhouse
  • Performers from Queensland Ballet's The Nutcracker
    Queensland Ballet's The Nutcracker
  • Amanda Palmer
    An Evening With Amanda Palmer
  • Show posters
    See shows from top theatre companies
  • Male characters from Spot For Jove's Antigone
    Spot For Jove's Antigone
  • Camille O-Sullivan and Paul Kelly
    Camille O-Sullivan and Paul Kelly in Ancient Rain
  • Entrance to The Playhouse
    Theatre bar
  • Elephant puppet and ring master entertain
    Circus 1903 in Canberra Theatre 2016



Ticket Office: Weekdays 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm


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Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.


Canberra Theatre Centre

Civic Square, London Circuit, Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Conference/Function Facilities

Non Smoking Establishment


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Reviewed on 10/04/2020

How can I enjoy a concert without taking photos and upload it using Wi-Fi?.

The "professionals" can, which I am not happy about. Seats are cramped, no pluggable wash basins, very expensive drinks...

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Reviewed on 22/11/2019

I attended the ballet Cinderella by the Queensland Ballet Company. The production was excellent. My main criticism of the Canberra Theatre is that they allow late comers into the theatre when the...

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“Swan Lake”

Reviewed on 27/09/2019

Went to see Swan Lake as the Russian Imperial Ballet was in town for one night only.

The stage is a little small so it was obvious the whole troupe did not fit. However, the Russian Imperial...

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