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Best Concerts in Canberra

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Canberra Theatre Centre

An initiative by the Australian Government, Canberra Theatre Centre is a place for performing arts to be showcased, as well as serving as an events center. The center constitutes the Canberra Theater, The Playhouse, and The Courtyard Studio. Initially all three were housed in two separate buildings and connected by a walkway. Since the center provides top-notch facilities, it is a great choice for a number of talented touring theater productions. Canberra Theatre Centre provides catering services during performances and also has a bar located on the premises of the theater and the playhouse. Come check it out!

London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2608
The Playhouse - Canberra Theatre Centre

Located at the popular Canberra Theatre Centre, The Playhouse is the place to go to catch classic performances. Hosting some of the best plays in genres like comedy, tragedy. and drama, the theater almost always sells out, so, be sure to book your tickets in advance. When you visit, you'll also have the chance to admire the theater itself: intimate, open, and designed in the Grecian and Elizabethan architectural styles.

London Circuit, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
Transit Bar

Transit Bar is a premier hangout spot for everything from after work drinks and a road of pool to spirited live shows featuring some of the best acts to come through Canberra. There are fun events throughout the week, including hospitality nights on Mondays and karaoke on Tuesdays. The bar and live music venue is located inside Canberra City YHA, and it can seat up to 200 people. It offers a pizza menu and various special offers on different days. Open all through the week, Transit Bar allows students free admission upon flashing their IDs.

7 Akuna Street, Canberra City YHA, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2602
Smiths Alternative Bookshop

Smiths Alternative Bookshop stocks a great variety of books, from the most popular commercial reads to more obscure and hard to find titles. Particularly useful to students, customers will find text books on many different subjects and can browse through categories that include literature, medicine, religion, cooking, and travel, just to name a few. The store holds continuous sales, which offer great discount prices, and even local authors with little exposure can be discovered and purchased from the shelves. Better still, Smiths Alternative doubles as a performing arts venue and is an excellent place to catch live music. If you're interested in alternative tunes, cozy up for a concert surrounded by books and have a drink or two.

76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
National Convention Centre Canberra

The National Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city next to Glebe Park. It can accommodate up to 1,000 people for conferences and events such as exhibitions, dinner dances, concerts, seminars, banquets, and receptions. The center has a large exhibition hall, which can accommodate up to 120 display booths; a full-size theater; a ballroom; smaller meeting rooms; and four theaters. Specialized services include on-site audio-visual technicians, a business center, an in-house mobile phone service, media room, in-house catering, and a wonderful view. There is undercover security parking for 540 cars with lift access.

31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
Llewellyn Hall

Attached to the Canberra School of Music, Llewellyn Hall is a modern concert venue for large-scale performances seating up to 1,442 patrons, theater-style. This is the prime performance venue for touring national and international classical music ensembles. Recent performances include the Vienna Piano Trio, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and the Australian National University Choral Choir. Music lovers, come enjoy the sweet sounds of classical instruments at Llewellyn Hall.

William Herbert Place, Building 100, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2601
Wesley Music Centre

The Wesley Music Centre is a state-of-the-art, multi-facility venue that hosts concerts, seminars, lectures, and music recordings. The center comprises a music room with a seating capacity for 140 spectators, a seminar room for meetings, and a recording control room equipped with advanced technology for recordings. It hosts a lunchtime concert series on Wednesdays between February and December, alongside upwards of 100 events hosted throughout the year.

20 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, Australia, 2603
The Basement

An excellent music venue in Canberra, The Basement offers weekly lineups that will knock your socks off, featuring bands that really know how to rock. It has two stages and is outfitted with premier equipment, promising its patrons only the best. A number of well-renowned local bands have played here over the years, and The Basement has also hosted events like Tindyfest and Charityfest. Stop by next time you want to listen to live music, play some pool, or join a darts competition.

2 Cohen Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2617
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