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Totem Theatre

8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
https://www.facebook.com/totemtheatre/

Our quaint, vintage theatre in the heart of Alice Springs available for hire for community events, touring productions, business events, workshops, film screenings and other things too.
The Totem Theatre is a heritage listed tin shed theatre with a range of uses. There’s a stage, green room, licensed bar and outdoor courtyard.
With an affordable hire rate, this community focused space could be yours for a night.

Located on the banks of the Todd River, north of Todd Tavern and next to Anzac Oval.

Contact us for tech specs and any questions you have at totemtheatre0870@gmail.com or make a booking following the below links.

First, check our Bookings Calendar for availability: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?tab=mc&pli=1

Then use our Booking Form to put in a booking request and find out about our hire fees: https://goo.gl/forms/Ty6PNPM6uM

Capacity: 98 seat 130 standing.

October 2021

Baggage Claim I Desert Festival

Fri October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

Baggage Claim is a series of five klezmer tales of unlucky men: swollen hearts, the burdens of anxiety, doing one's bit, and coming home. Settle in and be transported into the lives and stories of these luckless men through spoken-word and music, performed by Russell Goldflam and his Alice Springs klezmer band Rusty & The Infidels. Artist Russell Goldflam describes these tales as nostalgic, tragic, ironic, amusing – and musical: “they memorialise a lost world and a lost time, and,…

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Ctrl+Sustain+Dlt I Desert Festival

Fri October 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

Newly formed local Mparntwe art collective Skretch Kollektief interpret concepts of tension and release, internalised control of the external world, and the state and self. Bringing together experimental electronic music, dance and visual art, this piece intends to generate curiosity, discomfort and comfort for audience members watching and participating. Skretch Kollektief explore the space where different art disciplines intersect, and through Ctrl+Sustain+Dlt showcase five collaborative artists who have joined to explore art deeper and share this with viewers. Ctrl+Sustain+Dlt Totem…

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The Magic Picnic I Desert Festival

Sat October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$10.00

A mouse that's lost its courage? An old lady who's lost her laugh? These are just some of the quirky allures you'll get to meet when characters Heather and Dan go on their picnic and get lost in the deep, dark woods. They'll need your help to make it out the other side! Join the adventure with On the Wing Theatre’s pantomime – fun for little and big kids alike! The Magic Picnic Totem Theatre Saturday 2nd October - 3pm

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We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse – Sat 2nd Oct I Desert Festival

Sat October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

This evocative play follows the story of a young couple living in a world ravaged by climate change. They are faced with a terrifying prospect, an unplanned pregnancy. Together they must decide whether they can bring a defenceless child into a seemingly hopeless world. This story weaves between present and past, aiming to fuel the ongoing discussion on global warming through love of humanity, hope against odds and passion for timely action to create the future we desire. Written by…

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Australian Poetry Slam Alice Springs Round + Eddie Kitching plays

Sat October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$5.00

For entrants: Wizard with words … master of rhymes. Could you be Australia’s next poetry slam champion? We are on the hunt for an Alice Springs poetry champ to represent Mparntwe. The rules: Two minutes maximum. No introductions – get straight into it. No props, just you! The top five scorers will make it to the second round and will be judged by five judges chosen by the audience. We are looking for a maximum of 20 entrants, first in first…

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The Pungency of Rock Featuring Gurun I Desert Festival

Sat October 2 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

Despite efforts to bury it, the stench of good sound and resilience is hard to cover! The Pungency of Rock is a live music, visual and DJ experience, highlighting elements of Southeast Asian music – in particular garage and surf rock, which experienced suppression under certain Southeast Asian regimes. The Pungency of Rock will feature a live set by Gurun, Mparntwe's own female-fronted rock band, precluded by the screening of the documentary Not Easy Rock ‘n Roll and a DJ…

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Sunday Funday I Desert Festival

Sun October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$5.00 – $20.00

Celebrate the last day of the festival with the whole family. Come along for a morning of pantomime, theatre and workshops. A healthy lunch is included in the children's ticket price. Tickets to Sunday Funday include access to all Sunday Funday events and activities. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Sunday Funday Totem Theatre Sunday October 3rd - 10am to 2pm

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Gotcha Covered featuring Alice Sings I Desert Festival

Sun October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

Fun, dynamic, musical interactive entertainment! Gotcha Covered will showcase a curated gig featuring seven different musicians covering other local Mparntwe artists! The event will wrap up with an epic performance of the song which was learned in the free Alice Sings Workshop prior. To get the most out of this experience, attendees of Gotcha Covered are encouraged to attend the free Alice Sings Workshop on at 2.00pm in the Totem Courtyard. Gotcha Covered featuring Alice Sings Totem Theatre Sunday 3rd October…

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Prickly Pear I Desert Festival

Sun October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20.00

Prickly Pear is a multidisciplinary live arts event showcasing women and gender-diverse creatives of Mparntwe/Alice Springs. Comprised of short performance slots, this piece moves between spoken word, music, audio/visual art and live performance. Prickly Pear shines light on the collective, encouraging the viewer to view art as something shared, rather than isolated individual performances. The event prioritises local and original artists, and within this is an aim to increase access to amplified space and performance opportunities for underrepresented groups. Prickly…

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