Postponed. New dates to be advised.
Original and unforgettable, Once draws you in from the very first note, grabs you by the heart strings and never lets go. ★★★★★ New York Daily News
★★★★★ Fine Music Sydney
★★★★1/2 Reviews by Judith
★★★★1/2 Theatre People
★★★★ Time Out Sydney
★★★★ Audrey Journal
★★★★ ArtsHub

Presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Update 10/8/21 from Darlinghurst Theatre Company

We are living in uncertain times, with rising COVID cases and lockdowns happening across the country. In response to the government health orders we are therefore postponing our Once the Musical tour, which was due to kick off on 11 August and travel to Wollongong, Lismore, Canberra, Orange, Newcastle and Melbourne.

Although this is disappointing news, we know this is the safest course of action that will minimise the impact on our cast, crew and audiences. Rest assured we are working hard behind the scenes to get this show back on the road when it is safe to do so. 

And finally, to quote the show: “ya can’t have a city without music”, so we look forward to bringing this wonderful musical to you all in the future and thank you for your patience and support over the last month while we navigated this rocky terrain.


After a smash-hit, sell-out 2019 season in Sydney, the breathtaking Broadway musical ONCE comes to Newcastle for 5 shows only!

With a book by Enda Walsh, and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Market Irglová, ONCE is the only Broadway show to have music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award®.

This captivating and life-affirming musical immerses audiences in the irresistible musicality of Dublin and is performed by an outstanding ensemble of actor-musicians playing instruments live on stage.

Featuring spellbinding songs from the critically-acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning ‘Falling Slowly’, ONCE is a modern-day musical that reminds us of the power of music to connect us all.

Winner of:
8 Tony Awards 
4 Drama Desk Awards
1 Academy Award
1 Grammy Award
1 Olivier Award

Running time 2hrs 10min (60/20/50)
Some coarse language, parental discretion advised.


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