Bondi Pavilion Theatre

What's on in the Theatre


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    Bondi Cinema Club

    1st Mar 2019

    Join the new Bondi Cinema Club and see the best of art house and independent cinema at these once-a-month screenings in the Bondi Pavilion Theatre.


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    Shalom Jewish Writers Festival

    20th Aug 2019

    This year the Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival comes to you over four days in the Bondi Pavilion and Waverley Library with a Storytellers musical experience, thought-provoking conversations,  a day of festival delights, writing workshops and more!


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    Baby X

    28th Aug 2019

    Presented by Crashing Water Productions. Georgie and Evelyn are a couple searching for a sperm donor. Enter Adam - and Baby X is conceived. Campion Decent takes us on a nine month journey of confusion, denial and exultation, smashing a few notions of the traditional family along the way.


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    Bondi Cinema Club - First Reformed

    3rd Sep 2019

    Ethan Hawke stars as a pastor struggling through both a crisis of faith and a drinking problem. A parishioner contacts the pastor with her worries about her husband. The film explores despair, environmentalism, and hope.


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    Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz: Afro Latin Moods

    7th Sep 2019

    These two acclaimed artists share a passion for Brazilian music – from bossanova to Afro-samba and beyond. With virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original songs, such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz woo audiences with the vocal artistry and deep expressive guitar which makes these award winning artists a synergetic duo not to be missed.


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    Sydney Fringe Festival - Hamlet A New Australian Play

    9th Sep 2019

    Ban Shakespeare, as part of Sydney Fringe Festival present a re-worked version of Hamlet – A New Australian Play, for 2019.  Hamlet and Ophelia are depressed. Or is it Antoinette? Antoinette and Ban Shakespeare deconstruct Shakespeare's classic "Hamlet" or at least they try to...


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    Bondi Cinema Club - L'Atalante

    1st Oct 2019

    Small-town girl Juliette (Dita Parlo) and barge captain Jean (Jean Dasté) marry after a whirlwind courtship, and they live together aboard his boat, L'Atalante. As they make their way down the Seine, Jean grows weary of Juliette's flirtations with his all-male crew, while Juliette longs to escape the monotony of the boat and experience the excitement of a big city.


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    Bondi Theatre Company Cabaret Season

    5th Oct 2019

    Bondi Theatre Company's season also includes its annual short entertainment program featuring Austen Tayshus, A Life Half Lived: The Natalie Wood Story, Broadway Rescue, Stars at Noon and more.  Buy individual tickets or grab a show deal of Bondi Legal and a cabaret to make a night of it!


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    Bondi Theatre Company Children's Theatre

    7th Oct 2019

    These School Holidays, don't miss The Gumnut Girls (Suitable 4 to 10 years of age), and also the return season of Musical Island, the captivating story about the power of music, in the Bondi Theatre Company's Children's Theatre Season.


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    Bondi Legal - Bondi Theatre Company Season

    11th Oct 2019

    This funny and touching play tells the true story of a Bondi teenager and her mother who take on the might of big business after the girl’s prized show pony is ravaged by a horse shampoo. What follows is nail-biting, fish-out-of-water comedy thriller.


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    Bondi Cinema Club- The Wife (2018)

    5th Mar 2019

    After nearly 40 years of marriage. Joan pours her intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As her husband, Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of literary work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.


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    Jazz @ The Pav- International Women’s Day with Fat Yahoozah

    8th Mar 2019

    Jazz @ The Pav is a month-long celebration of jazz music in Bondi! This annual jazz festival features a star studded line-up of Sydney’s finest musicians.Sit back, have a drink and enjoy the fabulous music at Bondi Pavilion.


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    A Tribute to Amos Oz

    10th Mar 2019

    Presented by The New Israel Fund, Michaela Kalowski will host an evening combining powerful video footage, readings and tributes to Amos Oz exploring both the literary and political legacy of Israel’s beloved and eloquent writer.


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    Jazz @ The Pav- Martha Marlow

    15th Mar 2019

    Jazz @ The Pav is a month-long celebration of jazz music in Bondi! This annual jazz festival features a star studded line-up of Sydney’s finest musicians.Sit back, have a drink and enjoy the fabulous music at Bondi Pavilion.


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    Jazz @ The Pav- The Red Hands

    22nd Mar 2019

    Jazz @ The Pav is a month-long celebration of jazz music in Bondi! This annual jazz festival features a star studded line-up of Sydney’s finest musicians.Sit back, have a drink and enjoy the fabulous music at Bondi Pavilion.


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    Esencia Flamenco

    23rd Mar 2019

    Sydney’s newly acclaimed, rising professional flamenco dancer Lauren Majarrés is back in Sydney with her latest debut Esencia. Known for her impressive footwork and deep connection to music, Lauren brings ‘Duende’ (soul) and ‘Arte’ (art) to her performance.


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    Home Grown

    29th Mar 2019

    Home Grown 2019 is a concert that celebrates the wealth of musical talent in the Waverley community. Presented in conjunction with Friends of Bondi Pavilion, a fabulous night of band performances will be take place at Bondi Pavilion on Friday 29 March from 6pm.


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    The Map to Paradise - film screening and filmmaker Q&A

    5th Apr 2019

    Filmed across six continents, filmmakers Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood, have set out to challenge the mainstream narrative hard hitting environmental documentaries with a “doom and gloom” message, and replace it with one of hope and courage.


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    What's Your Story - Youth Week Storytelling Workshop

    16th Apr 2019

    This one day intensive storytelling workshop is designed to get your stories off the page and come to life on the stage.  If you’re looking to swap your pen for a microphone, this course is for you!


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    Bondi Cinema Club- Shoplifters

    9th Apr 2019

    Shoplifters follows the life of a family living on the edge who turn to petty crime to survive. The film deals with issues of people in poverty who often live with warmth and happiness regardless of their circumstances and what it means to be family.


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    Murder on the Reef - film screening and filmmaker Q&A

    7th Apr 2019

    Despite endless talk about whether or not climate change is real, one of the world’s most breathtaking natural wonders and destination hub for millions of tourists each year, the Great Barrier Reef – is being brought to its knees.


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    Ocean Lovers Festival Film program

    12th Apr 2019

    Expect a great line up of some of the world’s most beautiful films about our oceans as part of the Ocean Lovers Festival this April, including the Australian Premier of   Jean Michel Cousteau's Wonders of the Sea, surf legend Tom Carroll joining the filmmakers and screening of Storm Surfers 3D and a program packed with the best underwater footage, film maker talks and panelists.


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    Larry Moss Masterclass

    24th Apr 2019

    Hilary Swank. Leonardo DiCaprio. Juliette Binoche. Tobey Maguire – all acclaimed and celebrated for their powerful work. All coached by Larry Moss 16th Street in association with The Factory welcomes back to Bondi Pavilion Theatre the world’s most acclaimed acting coach.


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    Sydney Comedy Festival - April

    29th Apr 2019

    Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics alongside some of the freshest emerging talents in the comedy scene, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!


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    Bondi Cinema Club- JIRGA with Film maker Q&A

    1st May 2019

    The film tells the story of a former Australian soldier (Sam Smith.) returning to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness from the family of a man he killed while serving in the war. Shot in Afghanistan, the film creates a feeling of watching a documentary and watching a drama, giving it a sense of blurring the lines between truth and fiction.


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    MAKERS Craft + Design Program: Film screening: Riverblue

    2nd May 2019

    The choice of materials and the life cycle of products are major considerations for Designers, Crafters and Makers. Riverblue examines the effect fast fashion production is having on rivers and clothing workers and the price we all are ultimately paying.


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    Undermined - Tales From the Kimberley

    3rd May 2019

    Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, with mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture driving an unprecedented land grab. Undermined investigates the politics of an area now branded “the future economic powerhouse of Australia,” and what this means for our First People and their unique cultural landscapes.  Film screening and film maker Q&A


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    FILM: River Blue

    18th Jun 2019

    Choosing materials and the life cycle of products are major considerations for Designers, Crafters and Makers today.


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    Sydney Comedy Festival - May

    6th May 2019

    Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics alongside some of the freshest emerging talents in the comedy scene, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!


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    Boy out of the Country

    9th May 2019

    Presented by Company of Rogues, Boy Out of the Country is a funny, fast-paced and smartly observant play about family, property and the progress of life. Written in the poetic tradition of Banjo Patterson by award-winning playwright Felix Nobis, Boy Out of the Country tells the story of Hunter, a country boy who returns home after a seven year absence to find the family home swept up in a new development.  Sibling rivalry and childhood nostalgia collide with unexpected consequences.


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    All in the Timing - Presented by Reddam House

    29th May 2019

    Reddam House Senior Drama Company presents All in the Timing, seven hilarious short comedies by American playwright David Ives. Witty, romantic and absurd, these plays are performed by talented Year 10 and 11 Drama students.


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    Film Screening - We Don't Need A Map

    31st May 2019

    To celebrate Reconciliation week, we are proud to host a screening of Warwick Thornton’s powerful documentary, We Don’t Need a Map, an epic telling of Australia’s history, told through am examination of our diverse relationships to one famous constellation – the Southern Cross.


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    Bondi Cinema Club- BlacKkKlansman

    4th Jun 2019

    Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department who sets out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. With a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, they fall into the undercover investigation of a lifetime.


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    Nostalgia

    14th Jun 2019

    This Russian language play (with English Subtitles) is set in the modern day and follows film star Natalia who, returning to her small provincial hometown after 12 years of absence, creates relationship tensions and differences that are bound to clash in a way that leaves no one unscathed.


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    Ireland's Call

    22nd Jun 2019

    John Connors ‘Ireland’s Call’ is coming to Australia in June!
    Connors, the Irish award-winning Love/Hate actor, has made his debut as a playwright with this one-man show about three Dublin teenagers being enticed into a life of crime.


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    Jasper Jones

    26th Jun 2019

    Presented by Lambert House Productions, Jasper Jones follows the lives, loves and losses in a country town through the eyes of Charlie Bucktin. Nestled alongside epic, natural, scapes... and the Corrigan cricket pitch, themes of courage and humanity, discovery, romance and darkness are all explored by a multitalented young cast through physical tableaus, daring acrobatics, live music and dance.


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    Bondi Cinema Club- Umbrellas of Cherboug (1964) & KUSAMA: INFINITY (2018)

    2nd Jul 2019

    Double Feature: 
    Enjoy an evening of unique films with Umbrellas of Cherboug (1964) the classic French musical starring Catherine Deneuve which was the inspiration for Oscar winning La La Land, followed by the Japanese/US documentary Kusama: Infinity (2018) which explores the life of  famous artist Yayoi Kusama’s and her journey from conservative upbringing in Japan to America during the 1960s to the present day.


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    Backtrack Boys

    3rd Jul 2019

    Presented by Documentary Australia Fund. A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that and their journey on how to deal with personal trauma, take responsibility for their own decisions and gain practical job skills so they can eventually create a sustainable future for themselves.


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    Bondi Feast

    9th Jul 2019

    10 nights. 40+ shows. 200+ artists.
    Bondi Feast is a fringe-style winter festival, celebrating the best in home-grown theatre, comedy, cabaret and circus. Housed at the iconic Bondi Pavilion for two weeks in July, over the past five years Bondi Feast has showcased the work of over 700 artists and drawn crowds of 10,000+ to see art, by the beach, in winter.

    Find out more at www.bondifeast.com.au


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    Bondi Wave Showcase Concert

    3rd Aug 2019

    Come celebrate a night of original music as the Bondi WAVE bands perform the songs they have been composing and arranging within the Bondi WAVE program. Two sets of music will begin from 7pm, tickets are $10 adults and $5 students/concessions, with refreshments available at the bar.


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    Bondi Cinema Club - "Chauka, please tell us the time" a film by Behrouz Boochani and Arash Kamali Sarvestani.

    6th Aug 2019

Bondi Pavilion Theatre is now open for bookings

Situated in the iconic Bondi Pavilion at Bondi Beach, The Bondi Pavilion Theatre is part of the multipurpose arts, community and cultural facility of the Bondi Pavilion.

The 230 seat venue with theatre bar and balcony over looking Bondi Beach, is placed within easy walking distance to a thriving restaurant, bar and entertainment precinct frequented by a cross-section of locals, Sydney-siders and Australian and international visitors.

For further information regarding the theatre or how to book the theatre, please email theatre@waverley.nsw.gov.au


How to get to the Theatre

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre is located at Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach.
Buses 333,380, 381, 382 or paid parking available at the venue.

History of the Bondi Pavilion Theatre

The Bondi Pavilion Theatre has been an iconic institution in the Sydney Theatre scene since the 1970s. Established by a group of thespians and theatre practitioners from the local area, with the help of Waverley Council staff, refurbished the old Palm Court Ballroom space in the Bondi Pavilion which became the Bondi Pavilion Theatre.

The theatre was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam in 1974 and since then has seen an amazing range of theatre productions, actors, directors and technicians through its doors. The Bondi Pavilion Theatre has been the training ground to many artists over the decades who have gone on to have great careers in Australia and around the world

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Need more information?

Bondi Pavilion
Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Phone: 9083 8400
Fax: 8362 3420

bondipav@waverley.nsw.gov.au

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