Tasmanian International Arts Festival
Beyond your wildest expectations

Come and immerse yourself in Beyond, featuring 70 minutes of dazzling acrobatics, surreal circus feats and cheeky animal fun by award winning troupe Circa. You’ll be up close and personal with the performers as they tackle virtuosic feats right in front of your eyes in the spectacular Spiegeltent. Blending dynamic circus acts like trapeze and Chinese pole, with intrepid feats of strength and jumbo bunny heads, Rubic’s cubes and blindfolds, Beyond is set to a bewitching soundtrack of show tunes, ballads and electronica that captivates audiences.

With shows that have toured to 30 countries across six continents, including recent hit seasons in Berlin and the Brisbane Festival, Beyond conjures a strangely beautiful world as performers explore their animal instincts and human foibles in this cheeky, awe-inspiring, and just plain fun circus cabaret.

Grab a drink with friends and celebrate at the Spiegeltent with a night of audacious showmanship and breathtaking acrobatic stunts in Circa’s astonishing Beyond.


WIN a double pass to awesomeness!

The Axis of Awesome is an award winning comedy rock band with over 100 million hits on YouTube, four studio albums and an army of fans worldwide. Their video 4 Chords is one of the highest rated comedy videos of all time on YouTube. Come and experience an hour of musical comedy on 12 & 13 March, only at the Spiegeltent, from ‘the new benchmark in musical comedy’ (Herald Sun) that will blow audiences away. The Axis of Awesome's Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas contains a solid mixture of classic Axis hits and brand new soon-to-be hits. Their new show will leave you ‘in stitches, hooting for an encore’ (The Age)’. 

For your chance to win 1 x double pass to Axis of Awesome tomorrow night simply email marketing@tendays.org.au and tell us the most awesome thing you’ve ever experienced. Be quick! Entries close 5pm tomorrow Thursday 12 March and the winner will be notified by phone, so please include your contact number.


Twilight music program shines in the Spiegeltent

We’ve amped up the twilight music program in The Spiegeltent to offer some exciting performances that you won’t have to lose sleep over.

Prepare to get your swing on with much loved local jazz ensemble the Tom Vincent Trio when they take centre stage on 15 March from 5pm. Brian Ritchie and Michael Kieren Harvey from Tasmania have teamed up with musicians Xie Yu Dan and Ma Jia Jun and with master animator Zeng Yi Gang from China to present TYPHOON 台风 on 17 March from 6pm. We are excited to present the eclectic artistry of composer, author, musician and National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky in Arctic Rhythms on 15 March from 7pm. Le Gateau Chocolat, who stole the show in 2014’s La Soiree, returns to Hobart with his stunning solo performance I ♥ Chocolat on 18 &19 March from 7pm and home-grown hero and Tasmania’s Triple J Unearthed High 2012 winner ASTA returns to Tassie in a scintillating live performance at the Spiegeltent on 26 March from 7pm. Alt-country heartbreakers All Our Exes Live in Texas will wrap up the impressive twilight musical talent on 27 March from 6pm.   

Don’t miss out on these shows and more. Click here to book your tickets now.


Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem

This amazing world exclusive is a marriage of Western sounds and Eastern influences. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra joins a select syndicate of international orchestras to perform Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem. This extraordinary work is composed by Chinese-born Tan Dun, who rose to prominence with his music score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Staged in Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall, with full orchestra…this will truly be a breathtaking performance.


Blue Angel cast settle in to the Astor Hotel

Cast and crew of Big hART, including award winning actor, Kerry Armstrong, have hit Hobart’s iconic Astor Private Hotel for rehearsals of the world premiere of Blue Angel. Join some of Australia’s best actors, artists and seafarers for an overnight experience in this wonderful boutique hotel that will be bursting with the spirit, stories and song of seafaring Australia. Places are limited for this unique experience.


A Journey Through Australia’s Heartland

Black Arm Band astounded Tasmania with its sold-out performances of Hidden Republic at Ten Days in 2011. Now, this powerhouse company of Indigenous music and theatre returns to Launceston and Hobart with dirtsong. Showcasing and celebrating the very best of Australian Aboriginal music, experience and identity, Black Arm Band is a collective of renowned Indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors.


"To be, or not to be..." Hamlet gets a fierce Bolivian makeover

Experience the anguish of Hamlet and the passion of South America in this Bolivian production by world-renowned theatre company, Teatro de los Andes. The culture and music of Bolivia explode onto the stage in this powerful evening of contemporary theatre; dynamic and fascinating. This is a Tasmanian exclusive and Hamlet as you have never seen it before.

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles, this wonderful production is sure to be a festival highlight.


Le Gateau Chocolat

A one-man musical phenomenon, complete with larger-than-life vocal talent all wrapped up in dazzling sequinned lycra.




Asta returns home to Tasmania to take centre stage in the Spiegeltent with her strong sounds, full of heart and soul.

Arctic Rhythms
ARCTIC RHYTHMS - Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Experience the Polar Regions as never before through the eclectic artistry of composer, author, musician, and National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky.




An eclectic and innovative journey into new music from the Asia Pacific and beyond.

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