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The Ship That Never Was

Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 7700
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Highlight of our stay in Strahan

Following a tour by World Heritage Cruises, which connects you to the unique history of the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amit L
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Melbourne, Australia
Serious Laughter in Strahan

This is a very funny, but at the same time interesting and educational, piece of open air theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine D
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Launceston, Australia
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Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a tour by World Heritage Cruises, which connects you to the unique history of the area, and especially the prisoner life, this amazing little gem seems to recapitulate the spirit of that time, or at least be as authentic as possible, while conveying an...More

Thank Amit L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very funny, but at the same time interesting and educational, piece of open air theatre; with two professional actors and lots of audience participation it reveals a true story about Tasmania's convict past, with realistic props and lots of action. It is...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately coming in winter means the play is not running however they have a live recording of the play featured every night. Great story line-lots of laughs. The movie was good, I can only imagine that the play would be so much better!

Thank becandfood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a local play that appears has been going on for quite a number of years I believe. It is quite interactive however, it is only live during the warmer months from Sept. During the off season, they show a movie of the play...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

You must see this show if you visit Strahan. It is very entertaining and humorous with lots of audience participation. It is also a wonderful way to present a historical event. It was very cold when we were there and everyone got a blanket and...More

Thank OzHolly
Reviewed 9 June 2017

After doing the Gordon River Cruise we decided to head off to see the show, hubby wasn't keen. On a very cold night, the cast handed out blankets and hot water bottles which we thought was a great idea. We had a very enjoyable fun...More

Thank KatieG0801
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Ater the Gordon River Cruise we went to the see the show, t"he ship that never was". A really good night's entertainment with lots of audience participation. It had us in stitches almost from the start. An interesting part of the Tasmanian early history that...More

Thank Geoffrey_Chapman
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was easily the best $20 I ever spent.......the two actors worked very hard throughout the entire play, lots of audience participation which made for lots of laughs. I highly reccomend seeing this show.

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Went to see the play following an insistent recommendation from our tour guide (Thanks Ben, you did not disappoint!). And a great follow-up to Sarah Island – it completes the story. Australia’s longest-running play, The Ship That Never Was is a unique and entertaining approach...More

Thank Mimi_M7904
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved this show! Considering it was only 2 performers and the rest audience participation it was still very well played with the model ship and the props. We laughed to bits and had a great evening! One word of caution : Do not...More

Thank ArniMarine
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sn00kies2
6 February 2017|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
It is just on the wharf in Strahan. In front of where the red boat leaves. You should not need to book. It was busy, but plenty of seating. You can book where you book cruises and train.
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Patti V
3 July 2016|
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Response from Kathie B | Reviewed this property |
Yes it will be on! The Ship That Never Was - Live Performances - September to May: Where: At the Richard Davey Amphitheatre, next to the West Coast Information Centre When: Every Day at 5.30pm How Long: approx. 1 hour... More
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