June 18th, 2016

Big Monkey Theatre is delighted to have recently been accorded the status of a deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office. This recognition comes after 23 years of being a self-funded cultural organisation providing high-quality and now much-anticipated theatrical entertainment for Tasmanian families and visitors to our state.

Big Monkey Theatre’s history can be traced back to the original summer productions in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens that were initiated by the now-defunct Zootango Theatre Company in 1993. These productions were subsequently staged by Theatre Alfresco which underwent a restructure and name change to become Big Monkey Theatre in 2003.

Throughout its history, Big Monkey Theatre’s core creative team has remained the same and the company maintains its primary vision of producing fun-filled family shows with the highest possible artistic values at the lowest possible ticket prices.

To be able to continue this mission into the future, and still be able to support charities such as Save the Children, as well as providing free shows for some disadvantaged members of our community, the recent recognition of Big Monkey Theatre as a DGR means that generous people within the community who appreciate the efforts we are making, can now help Big Monkey Theatre financially.

Your donation brings with it dual rewards. Firstly there is the intrinsic reward of knowing your donation is helping Big Monkey Theatre achieve its vision for the benefit of the broader Tasmanian community, and secondly you can benefit financially from the tax deductibility of your donation.

With less than two weeks remaining of the current financial year, why not make your contribution by depositing to our ‘Friends of Big Monkey Theatre’ account:

Bank: MyState

Account Name: Friends of Big Monkey Theatre

BSB: 807 009 Acc #: 30024279

Please send details of your donation to Christine Bailey on 0438 722 137 or, so we can send you a tax deductable receipt.

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Alice in Wonderland – School Bookings NOW OPEN for November and December 2016

March 19th, 2016

Alice bannerBig Monkey Theatre is excited to announce our next production in the Botanical Gardens for 2016-2017 will be one of our most popular shows, Alice in Wonderland, adapted by Les Winspear!

Come with Alice on a magical journey as she tumbles into the curious world of Wonderland. Groove with the cool Cheshire Cat, blow bubbles with a confusing Caterpillar, then drink tea with the Mad Hatter and his madcap friends.

Can you keep your head as the Queen of Hearts deals out right royal trouble?

Find out as you take this rollercoaster ride through the craziest adventure of all time.

If you loved Pinocchio you’ll fall head over heels for this snappy adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Be part of Tasmania’s most popular theatre for children and a fantastic end-of-year activity for your school!

School season dates and times:
Monday to Friday, 28th November – 16th December 2016 at 10:00am & 12:30pm
Preview performances for outlying schools available on:
Thursday 24th November 2016 & Friday 25th November 2016 at 11:00am

To book:
Call Christine on 0438 722 137
Download the booking form from this website (see side menu)
Email booking form to
Post booking form to PO Box 406, North Hobart TAS 7002

Public season dates:
Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Sunday 29th January 2017.
No performances on Mondays or Tuesdays during January.