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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.

August 2018

Homage to Joni Mitchell

August 31, 2018 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Back by popular demand - Homage to Joni Mitchell - “one of the greatest poets in 20th-century music—a visionary talent of achingly candid lyrics, fleet guitar lines and stirringly elegant vocals" (Rolling Stone). Appreciation of Joni Mitchell's artistry, originality and enormous influence grows and grows. Local guitarist, singer and songwriter, Ruth Apelt, celebrates playing Joni Mitchell's music for decades. Don't miss this evening with a devoted aficionado and some fine amigos! Tickets: www.trybooking.com/XRIV

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September 2018

Landscape Translations Part III

September 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
$15

Markus Kuchenbuch landscape translations are interpretations of photographs taken during long desert trips through Central Australia. It is an ongoing project using contrabass flute sound s and looping pedals to produce a sound landscape that is reflected by the vast natural surroundings of Alice Springs.

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The Big Comedy Show w/ Kirsty Webeck – FRIDAY

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$25

  Presented by Red Centre Comedy as part of the Desert Festival Online is closed. Tickets available at door with cash or card. In 2017, Kirsty Webeck wowed Alice comedy lovers wither he high paced, observation humour as part of the DesFest's Territory Comedy Showcase. Now she's back performing material from new show 'Now I Get It' fresh from MICF and Adelaide Fringe. Kirsty will be joined by Darwin based comedian Nicole Stevens, winner for this years 'crowd favourite' award…

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The Big Comedy Show w/ Kirsty Webeck – SATURDAY

September 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$25

Presented by Red Centre Comedy as part of the Desert Festival In 2017, Kirsty Webeck wowed Alice comedy lovers wither he high paced, observation humour as part of the DesFest's Territory Comedy Showcase. Now she's back performing material from new show 'Now I Get It' fresh from MICF and Adelaide Fringe. Kirsty will be joined by Darwin based comedian Nicole Stevens, winner for this years 'crowd favourite' award at the Darwin Fringe Festival's Comedy Hub. They love comedy! Whether it’s…

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The Recurring Misadventure of Prince Pout III: Pout Planet!

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Fresh from picking up the Golden Croc for Best Comedy at the Darwin Fringe Festival 2018, Alice Springs’ most notorious queer comedian, Prince Pout III, will once again command a home-town audience with a brand-new show: Pout Planet! Enter Pout’s world for an evening of crazed comedy and sensational storytelling, and follow his journey from the bathhouses of Berlin, through the tantalising Top End and all the way down to the debaucherous, dusty desert. Supported by glorious local acts courtesy…

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BILARNI – Evening

September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
$25 – $40

Desert Festival presents renown Australian story teller Jan Wositzky performing the story of Bill Harney. This show is presented twice, 22nd evening 7:30pm, 23rd matinee 1pm When storyteller Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky (Bushwackers Band etc) heard the voice of Bill Harney on the radio he packed the panel van and headed north to a land where everything and nothing is black and white, tracking the greatest yarn-spinner of them all, the ‘expert’ on Aborigines - NT legend, WE (Bill) Harney (1895-1962).…

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BILARNI – Matinee (online closed)

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
$25 – $40

Desert Festival presents renown Australian story teller Jan Wositzky performing the story of Bill Harney. This show is presented twice, 22nd evening 7:30pm, 23rd matinee 1pm When storyteller Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky (Bushwackers Band etc) heard the voice of Bill Harney on the radio he packed the panel van and headed north to a land where everything and nothing is black and white, tracking the greatest yarn-spinner of them all, the ‘expert’ on Aborigines - NT legend, WE (Bill) Harney (1895-1962).…

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Make Austraya A Bit Better Than Average Again (Online closed)

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
$20

Desert Festival and Red Centre Comedy present Australian comedian Mark Swivel supported by local comics. Tickets still available at the door In this slightly drunk TED talk, Mark Swivel delivers a ludicrously plausible Ten Point Plan to Make Austraya A Bit Better Than Average Again. Highlights includes a Flag Tax, Responsible Service of Capitalism and Ministry of Cricket. Fun and oddly inspiring, Alternative PM uses jokes, songs and Venn diagrams to save Austraya from itself. Fresh from Melbourne, Sydney and…

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How Deep is Your Love

September 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$20

Desert Festival and Red Centre Comedy present Mark Swivel's, How deep is your love. Seriously funny. ‘Gripping, unique’, The Beat. A man goes to Bangladesh and falls in love. With a bank. What?! He learns shampoo is black, cauliflower is a much-loved vegetable and the Bee Gees are still cool. Uh-huh. Look, he wanted to make a difference, and what can you do, rejoin the Labor Party? Instead Mark heads to Dhaka to learn from Muhammad Yunus and the amazing…

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November 2018

Les Miserables

November 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 24, 2018

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come and see this iconic musical staged in the smallest theatre in the Territory. Totem Theatre presents its annual musical for the community by the community. This staging is not about spectacle, but rather we get to the heart of the story following Jean Valjean on his road to redemption and those who are affected by his decisions along the way. We can promise there won't be a dry eye in the house. Rated: M

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December 2018

Totem Theatre Annual General Meeting 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Do you have a passion for local amateur theatre and the grass roots running of it? We are seeking new Committee members who would be willing to breathe new life into our Theatre Group. In particular we'd love people who are interested in arts management/business, community development, and who are committed to providing an amateur theatrical experience for our talented town. We need to fill the roles of Treasurer, Membership Officer, Security Officer, as well as general committee members who…

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February 2019

Auditions for The Woman in Black

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Theatre Group are holding auditions for the next production The Woman in Black, a gothic thriller play by Stephen Mallatratt, based on the book by Susan Hill. We are seeking two males and two females. Auditions will be held on the Saturday 2 February at Totem Theatre, between 12-5PM. For those interested please email Tiana Bateman at tiana.bateman@stphilips.nt .edu.au to book a time.

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RAW Comedy Heat – Feat. Jacques Barrett

February 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Red Centre Comedy presents the MICF RAW Comedy Alice Springs Heat plus our headline act, the brilliantly funny Jacques Barrett! Tickets to this stupendous night of laughs can be purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/BAGYX or at the door and every punchline must go! About Jacques Barrett: touring the international comedy circuit for several years after a decade of working Australian comedy clubs, Jacques leaves audiences laughing and thinking long after the curtains have closed. Crushing shows and blowing minds the world over,…

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Gym Junkie

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 23, 2019

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Want to become a gym junkie all from the comfort of your seat? This new and improved 6 step formula will have you burning those calories in no time with 'fitspirational' tips and your favourite gym anthems. Lisa-Marie invites you to become a gym junkie with her observational humour and big voice, breaking down how to wear neon, why cauliflower will never substitute for rice and the reason you should never skip squats. Friday 22 February, 7.00pm Saturday 23 February,…

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March 2019

Call out for directors, actors and stage crew

March 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Totem Theatre Short Play Program is seeking actors and directors for their short plays Festival. This unique opportunity includes a free 10 day directing and acting mentorship skills development program with Sydney based actor/director/ writer Andrew Fairley. 29 March Directors EIO close. 30 April Actors EIO close 17 -25 May Directing and Acting Mentorship 26 July -3rd Aug Totem Short Play Festival For an expression of interest form or go on to our web site. More Info: www.totemtheatre.org.au [email protected] totemtheatre@gmail.com

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May 2019

The Woman in Black

May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Theatre Group presents The Woman in Black Written by Stephen Mallatratt Based on the novel by Susan Hill In the village of Crythin Gifford, the wind howls across the moors and fog creeps mysteriously around the town spires. At the edge of the village’s cemetery, young lawyer Arthur Kipps glimpses the figure of a woman, garbed all in black, and is drawn into Crythin’s cursed and haunted history. Susan Hill’s gothic ghost story, The Woman in Black, comes…

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Riffing on Language

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A writing for performance workshop for monologuists, storytellers, spoken word artists, performance poets, playwrights and writers of audio and performance with playwright, poet, essayist and author Noëlle Janaczewska.

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July 2019

TOTEM SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until July 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 3, 2019

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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7.30pm | July 26 & 27 | August 2 & 3 3pm | August 3 Five brand new plays from local writers, directors and actors. Comedy! Historical drama! Musicals! Post-apocalyptic thrillers! There will be something for everyone in this handful of home-grown gems developed over the past 12 months through intensive workshops and mentoring. Featuring well-known names and faces as well as the rising stars of Central Australian theatre. Plays: No Spanish Mackerel - Written & Directed by Biddy O’Loughlin…

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Grease: The Musical Auditions

July 27, 2019
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Theatre Group is seeking singers, actors & dancers for our 2019 Musical Production of Grease. Auditons will be held on Saturday 27th July. Performance Season in November. ASTG musicals invariably sell-out! If you are interested in auditioning,  please call Tiana on 0437 635 208 to book a time. PLEASE PREPARE A SONG. Important - do not sing a song from Grease for your audition! Prepare a song of a similar style. BE PREPARED TO READ A SCENE AND DANCE…

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September 2019

Gym Junkie

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Want to become a gym junkie all from the comfort of your seat? Lisa-Marie Ryan returns to the Totem Theatre for one night only with her "bitingly funny all singing, all sweating" show Gym Junkie. This 6-step, non-scientifically approved, transformation program will have you burning those calories in no time with fitspirational tips and you favourite gym anthems. Join Lisa-Marie as she shows you how to become a gym junkie with her observational humour and big voice, breaking down how…

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The Misadventure of Pout: Prince of the Desert

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$15 – $20

Prince Pout III's sensationally sardonic tales of misadventure, from familial drama to man-droughts in the desert, have kept audiences in stitches!  Catering unapologetically to an LGBTQI+ audience, their friends and allies, Pout always has a story to tell. So, enter his court for an evening of crazed comedy and leave just a little bit more fabulous than when you arrived! Since debuting at Darwin Fringe in 2017, he has carved out an LGBTQI-themed comedic niche, making a fabulous splash across…

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High Society and Other F*ckups

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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$25

** TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR** as online sales have now closed She’s back, and bawdier than ever! In a hilarious whirlwind of wicked charisma and anecdotal spectacle, critically acclaimed avant-showgirl, Miss Friby, will present a wild array of cabaret, burlesque and vaudeville acts. Sharp wit, satirical bite and absurdist performance is on the menu as Miss Friby, dissects humanity and its graceless empire. This 'strange bid to justify every mother f*cking sh*tty thing that ever bloody happened' will be…

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November 2019

Grease – The Musical

November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

One event on November 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Rock'n'roll with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies of Rydell High to the well loved tunes "Summer Nights", "We Go Together", "Beauty School Drop Out" and more by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Alice Springs Theatre Group presents this timeless classic at Totem Theatre this November. The story follows high school teenagers in 1959 as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, social politics, personal values and love. A fun show for the whole family. Rated PG 1, 2, 8,…

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December 2019

Totem Theatre AGM 2019

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Totem Theatre, 8 Wills Tce
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us for our Annual General Meeting If you are interested in joining our committee and being instrumental in decision making for the future direction of our town’s little theatre, then we would welcome your involvement.

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