Performance: The Masque of the Red Death

From Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 pm until Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 3:30 pm

By Edgar Allen Poe.

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival. Presented by Archipelago Productions, featuring Kris McQuade and the TSO Chorus.

Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe’s influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.

Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team reassemble for a follow up production. The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event.

Tom Rimes – musical director and synthesiser
Kris McQuade – narrator
Tracey Patten – percussion
Matthew Goddard – percussion
Peter Warren – organ
Ben Winspear – director
Marta Dusseldorp – producer
June Tyzack – chorus master
Roz Wren – masks and puppets
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Tickets for this event are sold out. To join the waitlist for tickets please click here.

  • Friday 22nd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Saturday 23rd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Sunday 24th January 2:30pm

The Masque of the Red Death is supported by the Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Performance: Happy Days with Jane Longhurst

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A play by Samuel Beckett, performed as part of the MONA FOMA Festival 2021.

Please note: this performance is now SOLD OUT. 

Performers: Jane Longhurst, Iain Lang
Director: Robert Jarman

In a parched landscape, beneath a drooping parasol, a woman stands buried to her waist in the earth. She talks and talks, ad-libbing for her life. Thus Winnie survives another day. Another happy day.

Supported by City of Hobart, Arts Tasmania, Round Earth Co & Blue Cow Theatre

Thursday 21st January at 1pm in the Cloisters of St David’s Cathedral. Click here for further details and bookings.

Performance: The Quoll

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival.

Tasmanian multi-talent Joshua Santospirito teams up with violin queen Natalya Bing to tell a tale of part-marsupial figures roaming a deep-future lutruwita. Expect weird guitar, epic violinery, plenty of pictures, and a pipe organ.

  • Thursday 21st January 6pm and 8:30pm

Tickets for this event are sold out. Please click here to join the waitlist. 

Service: Christmas 2020

From Thursday, December 24th, 2020 until Friday, December 25th, 2020

All welcome, with easing of restrictions for Christmas there is plenty of room but for ease of contact tracing please book here 

Our Christmas Service sheets are available below:

Family Christmas Service: Kids Christmas Booklet 2020

Nine Lessons and Carols: Nine Lessons & Carols 2020

Midnight Communion: Christmas Eve 11pm 2020

8am Holy Communion: Christmas Day 8am 2020

10am Family Communion with Choir: Christmas Day 10am 2020

Concert: Handel’s Messiah

From Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 7:00 pm until Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Featuring the Choir of St David’s Cathedral, accompanied by the Argyle Orchestra and conducted by Thomas Rimes.

Lana Kains (soprano), Rebeka Hren Dragolic (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Rodrigues (tenor) and Christopher Richardson (bass-baritone) will sing the solos in this beloved masterpiece.
General admission seating. Doors open 6:30pm. COVID-19 Safety restrictions apply.
Thursday 17 December 2020 7:00 PM and Friday 18 December 2020 7:00 PM

Concert: Hobart Chamber Orchestra: The Versatile Virtuoso

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Hobart Chamber Orchestra will present a program of string music at St. David’s Cathedral on Saturday evening, 5th December, at 7.30pm.

Peter Tanfield will again be musical director and soloist and his program comprises of a number of shorter string pieces and is as follows:

JS Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor (arranged for strings)
Johan Svendsen – Romance for Violin and Orchestra (arranged for violin
and string orchestra)
Ernest Bloch – Abodah for Violin and strings
Bloch – Prayer for Violin and strings
Svendsen – Two Swedish Folk Tunes for strings
Bloch – Nigun for Violin and strings
Handel – Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6 No 6

 Covid-19 arrangements and restrictions will apply. Audience seating will be limited to 200 seats and there will be no door sales. Tickets sales will only by via the TryBooking online booking platform, which will open soon. Click here to book online.


Concert: The Wolfe & Thorn, featuring special guests including Thomas Rimes

Saturday, November 28th, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

As part of the Burning Desire Festival, The Wolfe & Thorn are performing at the Cathedral on Saturday 28th November at 7:30pm.

The Wolfe & Thorn are Emily Wolfe on violin and CC Thornley on banjo.  They specialise in Tasmanian folk music from settlement times to the current day, keeping the ongoing tradition of authentic Tasmanian folk music vibrant and alive.

An outlet for their mutual passion for folk & heritage music, Wolfe & Thorn play music from Tasmania, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Jamaica, as well as traditional standards of Jazz, bluegrass and classical.


Bookings through the Theatre Royal Box Office online or call (03) 6146 3300.

Alpha: A Questionable Lunch

Friday, November 27th, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Bring those questions about faith that you are chewing on, or that you are finding difficult to swallow?

Questions like – Who is Jesus? How can I have faith? How can I have hope? How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Alpha is a great way to explore questions like these in a fun, low-key, no-pressure environment. We provide lunch and a video. All you need is a spare hour, and a curious mind to see who Jesus is.

And its free with no commitment!

Whether you are exploring Christianity, are a new Christian or have been one for a while, Alpha is for you.

Join us each Friday at 1pm for an hour in St David’s Cathedral as we see how Questionable Lunch really can be.

Want to know more?

Email either Catriona Johnson ( or Clif McDonnell (

Or on Facebook: A Questionable Lunch

Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Please join us for the last Evensong of the year, sung by the Choir of St David’s, on the Sunday of Christ the King.