What’s on in Darwin this August?

What’s on in Darwin this August

Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival combines outdoor festivities with a program rich with local, national and international talent. Cabaret, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and fun family events transform Darwin for 18 dazzling days and nights. Some of the events at the festival include 

Blanc De Blanc Encore

It will be held from 8-25 August at the Victoria Spiegeltent, The Esplanade. It is presented by Strut & Fret Production House in association with Darwin Festival.

The makers of Blanc de Blanc are back with a new tent and a brand-new show. You can enjoy a breathtaking cabaret extravaganza of lavish laughs, astounding aerials and frivolous fun. It is an 18+ event.

Tickets are priced between $ 55-79.50.

Man with the Iron Neck

It will be held on 13th and 14th August at The Playhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre.

Man With The Iron Neck is a tale of love, loss, resilience and hope brought to life by soaring aerial feats. It is brought by Australia’s leading physical theatre company Co-commissioned by Darwin Festival.

Tickets are priced between $40-49.


It will be held from 23 to 25th August at the Lighthouse. It is an unapologetic, hilarious and downright dirty dancing cabaret, where circus meets comedy and song in an unforgivably-big-shoulder-pads night out.

Tickets are priced between $34 -38.

Santos Opening Night Concert

It will be held on 8th August at the Amphitheatre.

The line-up is the perfect reflection of the 40th celebrations, with a mix of old and new songs. It is a free event.

The Ground We Won

It will be held on 12th August at the Deckchair Cinema. It is a documentary study of manhood as observed through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club. Tickets are priced between $12-16. 


It will be held on 18th August at the Lighthouse. 

The comedians Dane Simpson and Matt Ford will perform at Aborigi-Lol. Tickets are priced between $34-38.

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