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From 8 June 2023

The worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, will play at Canberra Theatre Centre for a strictly limited season.

Set to inspire audiences, COME FROM AWAY follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that welcomed the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, compiling their stories to share with the world. The Australian Company took Melbourne by storm in 2019, becoming the most successful musical ever staged at The Comedy Theatre and breaking all box office records. It marks the fifth production of the musical worldwide, joining international productions on Broadway, in Toronto, the West End and the US National Tour. In 2020, the musical added to its international award tally with five Green Room awards including Best Production and Best Ensemble. In 2019, along with being voted Ticketmaster’s ‘Ticket of the Year’ by Australian audiences, the musical won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music, along with four Broadway World UK awards.  “It’s a beautiful show that will make you smile.” Sunday Telegraph “For once the hype is warranted: it turns out to be the most unlikely of commercial hits, a celebration of the power of community.”  The Guardian
The Canberra season of Come From Away has been rescheduled to June 2023. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au.

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From 8 June 2023

The worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, will play at Canberra Theatre Centre for a strictly limited season.

Set to inspire audiences, COME FROM AWAY follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that welcomed the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, compiling their stories to share with the world.

The Australian Company took Melbourne by storm in 2019, becoming the most successful musical ever staged at The Comedy Theatre and breaking all box office records. It marks the fifth production of the musical worldwide, joining international productions on Broadway, in Toronto, the West End and the US National Tour.

In 2020, the musical added to its international award tally with five Green Room awards including Best Production and Best Ensemble. In 2019, along with being voted Ticketmaster’s ‘Ticket of the Year’ by Australian audiences, the musical won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music, along with four Broadway World UK awards.

 “It’s a beautiful show that will make you smile.” Sunday Telegraph

“For once the hype is warranted: it turns out to be the most unlikely of commercial hits, a celebration of the power of community.”  The Guardian


The Canberra season of Come From Away has been rescheduled to June 2023. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au.

Dates

Thursday 8 June, 7pm – Opening Night

Friday 9 June, 7pm

Saturday 10 June, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 11 June, 2pm & 6pm

Tuesday 13 June, 7pm

Wednesday 14 June, 7pm

Thursday 15 June, 7pm

Friday 16 June, 7pm

Saturday 17 June, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 18 June, 2pm & 6pm

Tuesday 20 June, 7pm

Wednesday 21 June, 7pm

Thursday 22 June, 7pm

Friday 23 June, 7pm

Saturday 24 June, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 25 June, 2pm & 6pm

Tuesday 27 June, 7pm

Wednesday 28 June, 7pm

Thursday 29 June, 7pm

Friday 30 June, 7pm

Saturday 1 July, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday 2 July, 2pm & 6pm

Premium Packages

Premium Packages
Premium Package $235.00*
Groups of 4 Package $210.00* (Excludes Saturday 7pm performances)
Groups 8+ Package $210.00* (Excludes Saturday 7pm performances)

When you purchase two Premium Packages, you will receive:

  • Two Premium tickets
  • Two glasses of Moët & Chandon (or other bar selection)
  • Two confectionary items
  • A souvenir program

Premium Packages are designed to be shared between two people, a minimum of two seats can be booked at this price.

* a $5.95 fee applies per transaction

Credits

Directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley (Diana, Memphis)

Choreographed by Olivier Award Winner Kelly Devine (Diana, Rock of Ages, Rocky)

Music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story, Diana)

Scenic design by Beowulf Boritt (Act One, Rock of Ages, Be More Chill)

Costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam)

Lighting design by Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, Hamilton)

Sound design by Gareth Owen (Diana, A Bronx Tale)

COVID-19 SAFETY

At Canberra Theatre Centre, your safety is our priority.

Seating

Our theatre will be operating at 100% capacity and our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe, find out how here.

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NEED TO KNOW

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

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