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Araluen Arts Centre

61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
08 8951 1122 https://www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au/

Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs’ performing and visual arts scene, incorporating four galleries and a 487-seat theatre.
The annual theatre program includes performances by national touring companies and many high quality local productions. The theatre is also available for the presentation of corporate functions and conferences, in association with the function room and the galleries where suitable.

The galleries feature a program of exhibitions with a focus on Aboriginal art from Central Australia, and contemporary art by local and Australian artists.

The Albert Namatjira Gallery displays a rotating selection of paintings by this famous Aboriginal artist, his descendants and contemporaries. The gallery also features early works from Papunya and the “Hermannsburg School”.

Araluen Arts Centre was designed and built around the 300 year old Corkwood Tree in the Sculpture Garden. This tree, another at the front of the building and Big Sister Hill are also considered sacred by the Arrernte people.

Araluen’s Arthouse Cinema Program brings both national and international arthouse films and film festivals to the people of Alice Springs.

Many of the films screened during the year are associated with Oscar Award winning actors and directors, while many will have won various international film festival awards. Some of the films also go on to achieve a cult following amongst arthouse cinema goers.

February 2022

The Wider Earth

Mon February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Dead Puppet Society’s The Wider Earth by David Morton BEFORE DARWIN CHANGED THE WORLD, ONE VOYAGE CHANGED HIS LIFE. The award-winning drama The Wider Earth tells the story of the rebellious young Charles Darwin. Join the twenty-two year old Darwin on HMS Beagle’s daring voyage to the far side of the world and discover the gripping story behind one of the most important discoveries in history. An ensemble cast, remarkable puppetry, cinematic projections and an original score by Lior and…

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March 2022

fabALICE Festival presents: Hans – Sing-a-long Sound of Music

Thu March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music hosted by Hans comes to Araluen Theatre on March 10th! Never seen the Movie on the BIG SCREEN? Never been to Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music? Now is your chance to kick both off your bucket list! Much more than a Movie screening, Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music is a fantastically fun night out that includes a costume parade with prizes, followed by a screening of THE SOUND OF MUSIC with song lyrics so everyone can sing-a-long. International superstar, sex symbol and…

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April 2022

Girls With Altitude

Fri April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on April 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Araluen Arts Centre and Flying Fruit Fly Circus present GIRLS WITH ALTITUDE. The world-famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus returns to Alice Springs with their brand-new show! The superheroes of tomorrow are female and are changing the world! Modern day role models like Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern are inspiring a whole new generation of young people who want to make a difference. Girls With Altitude combines the cartoons of celebrated Australian artist Judy Horacek (Where is the Green Sheep?), with…

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June 2022

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Fri June 24 @ 10:00 am - Mon June 27 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2022 The world's biggest and best Beanie Festival. 6800 handmade beanies from around the world arrive in Alice Springs for four days of textile workshops, Indigenous culture, live entertainment and fabulous food. A feast of the senses full of colour warmth and a truly unique experience. Join us as a beanie maker and send us your best beanie creations or a visitor or volunteer and submerge yourself in a fabulous, quirky experience. The official Beanie Festival program will launch in March. Check out the website…

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