October in Launceston 2016

Published on 28 Sep 2016

Launceston plays host to many incredible events and performances this October, making it a fabulous time to visit Launceston. We have selected for you some of the finest events to experience.

Light The Night

Fri 7th October 2016 from 5:00pm

Mud Bar & Restaurant, The Seaport, Launceston

Join the Leukaemia Foundation's fundraising event by participating in a fundraising walk to help Australians overcome blood cancer. As night falls, light a special lantern, and light the night.

Light the Night in Launceston

All proceeds raised ensures the Leukaemia Foundation can coninue to research for cures for blood cancers, as well as support families impacted by the disease. Registration is free.

More information at Light The Night website.


James Morrison Quintet

Sat 8th October 2016 7:00pm

Door of Hope Auditorium - 50 Glen Dhu Street, South Launceston.

James Morrison and his small band of jazz musicians return to Launceston for a 1 night performance of magnificent Jazz Music. James brings an excellent and entertaining performance, highlighting his mastership of the trumpet. Suitable for the entire family.

Tickets - $55.00. Call (03) 6331 9355 to reserve your seat.


Balfour Burn

Sun 9th October 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm

Corner Balfour St & Charles St, Launceston

The Balfour Burn tradition continues this October! Challenge yourself to ascend to the top of Launceston's steepest hill by either running or walking. Experience the 'Hill of Hurt', an obstacle course for the chance to be crowned 'Legend of the Hill'.

Registration $20 per category, or $10 for the boys and girls 12 and under category.

Proceeds raised from the Balfour Burn event go towards helping children at St. Giles.

More information at the St. Giles website.


The Nutcracker

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Fri 14th October 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Sat 15th October 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Princess Theatre, Launceston

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Tasmania to perform The Nutcracker, a beautifully choreographed ballet performance. Featuring the famous music scores composed by Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is a world famous ballet you will love.

For more information, visit The Russion Ballet Website.


Ron Vincent sings Cat Stevens

Sat 15th October 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Earl Arts Centre - 2 Earl Street, Launceston.

Having an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens, Ron Vincent performs the songs and music of Cat Stevens in an captivating performance that has been officially recognised and approved by Yusuf / Cat Stevens himself, and his family.

Tickets Sales - Call (03) 6323 3666 to reserve your seat.


Fresh Comedy with Lawrence Mooney

Fri 21st October 2016

Royal Oak Hotel - 14 Brisbane Street, Launceston

The Royal Oak Hotel continues its Fresh Comedy series, with Lawrence Mooney headlining this night of giggles with supporting acts by Gavin Baskerville, Andy Collings and Bill Armstrong. Regarded as one of the funniest stand up comedians, Lawrence will have you in fits of laughter with his unique and often brutally honest form of comedy.

General Admission: $15.00.

For more information, and reserved seating purchases, visit TryBooking.com website


The Fresh Comedy Gala - Celebrating 5 years of Fresh Comedy

Saturday 29th October 2016

Princess Theatre

The ultimate night of comedy - The Fresh Comedy Gala brings to you some of the hottest names in Australian and Tasmanian comedy, packed into an eventful and entertaining evening. Hosted by Stewart Bell, and featuring the comical talents of Luke McGregor (The Project), Randy (Spicks & Specks), and Matt Okine (Dirty Laundry Live), along with local talents Kerry Gay, Gavin Baskerville, Emergency Poncho, and more!!.

reserved Seating: $48.00.

For more information, visit the Theatre North website



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