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Concerts / Arts Group

Coordinator Merry Canavan    0417084377    [email protected]

This group facilitates groups of Seacliff Probus Club Members spouses and friends going to cultural activities.

As such it has no set meetings and information is printed in our Newsletter or below.


Issued 30th April 2022

The Madness of King George III

Arts Theatre Sat 25 June 2022 2pm-4.30pm      

Adult: Concession/ Seniors $22 Online Only

In the latter part of King George III of England his behaviour changes. Gradually at first and easy to brush under the carpet. Then it becomes much less easy to hide. The Madness of George III is an historical story which goes full circle. It is witty, energetic and engaging.

Please advise by May 26 meeting if you want a ticket


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates: 14 April - 24 July 2022 Times: 10am - 4pm daily

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden. Find the exhibition in the International Rose Garden at C15 on the map.Tickets: Adult general admission: $10, Students and concessions: $8 Tickets can be pre-booked via link below and are also available on the door. Please note this is a cashless venue.

For the first time in South Australia, you can gaze through the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet. The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular flora and landscapes, and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world.

If this appeals to you please email and we can make a date that suits most.

Downton Abbey Sunday May 15 @ 4pm at the Regal Theatre, $25 pp includes movie, ice-cream and popcorn with proceeds supporting Novita.

If you want to be part of the Probus group attending please email me by Monday 9 May and I will advise payment and any travel arrangements

Adelaide Hills Chamber Players Family Concert Sat 18 June 7.30pm $48pp

Hopgood Theatre , Noarlunga

Programme: Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals [for strings and winds]

Vivaldi: Gloria [for string orchestra, chamber & community choirs]

Jankowski: Gardens [for string orchestra and chamber choir]

I’ve spoken with the organiser Brian Chatterton (previous Artistic Director of State Opera) who advises the Hopgood Theatre is quite large, and ticket holders can sit anywhere in theatre....first in best served

Please let me know by email by May 26 meeting if you want to go.


Issued 24th April 2022

The Probus Arts and Concert Group had another fun outing to see The Duke at Mitcham Cinemas recently.

 The event was organised by the Independent Arts Foundation, which raises money for emerging artists in SA.

 We all enjoyed the film, especially Yvonne Learmonth, who won a raffle prize of choccy eggs in time for Easter.



Issued 5th April

A superb night at La Boheme Opera on the beach.....balmy weather, perfect sound and visibility ensured a group of Probus friends had a special night out. The fireworks were quite spectacular too!

Issued 16th March

A small Probus group thoroughly enjoyed a Fringe event "The 60 Four" at Norwood Concert Hall. 2 hours of lively music, singing and dancing from the 1960's by 4 very energetic and talented musicians, with any orchestral backing. We also managed a delicious lunch along the Parade beforehand. Another fun outing and  Probus friendship.

Issued 19th February

Happy New Year to all….Our New Year hasn't started as we expected.  Many events are being cancelled or rescheduled with capacity restrictions. For those of you who are not concerned about being out and about, I will send out news about what's on offer around town to enjoy this summer.  In the meantime, stay safe.

The Adelaide Fringe and Festival bookings are now open. If you see an event you would like to attend, please advise me and I can send an email out to group.

The Concert and Arts group have had a recent outing, with a couple more planned for March

A concert at the Adelaide Town Hall: Vivaldi by Candlelight was thoroughly enjoyed by a small group.

Beautiful music in a mesmerising setting, with bubbles and nibbles at the Hilton afterwards.

We all agreed it was a  most enjoyable evening of music, fun and friendship. I add a photo , and a couple I will send separately from my phone

Coming up:

Another small group booked to go to a Fringe concert at the Norwood Concert Hall mid March, "The 60 Four"

8 of us booked for "Opera on the Beach" La Boheme : Glenelg Beach) late March

We find small groups perfect; booking is easier and we can all get to know each other a little more on a debrief after

Hope you can join us next time; remember if you see an event you would like to go to please contact me  and I can try to get a group together


Issued 2021


The greatest love story ever told.

State Opera presents Puccini’s epic love story on stage under the stars with a cast of Australia’s best voices and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

It’s Paris, 1930s – the city of love. Young dreamers Mimi and Rudolfo meet – their chemistry is electric. They fall head-over-heels for each other. This is love, this could last forever…!

Meanwhile, his best mates are doing it tough to follow their dreams.  They are all in this together, but what about when a woman gets in the way?

Their highs, lows, loves and losses become the setting for one of opera’s most lush, romantic scores. You’ll fall in love with la vie bohème.

This event is set on the iconic Glenelg Beach.

General Admission areas are on the sand. BYO blanket/cushion.
Please note GA1 & GA2 sections (at the front) cannot accommodate seating of higher than 10cm off the ground.

Reserved Seating in Premiums A, B and C Reserves are available. 

Wheelchair and Easy Access seating options are available. Companion Cards recognised. Support animals welcome.
A purpose built viewing platform for wheelchairs will be at promenade level with direct transport access.

If you wish to proceed with booking please contact me asap as tickets selling fast….only a few left.

$54 (concession/senior) Section D4A.

Merry Chapman.



11th February at 6:30 p.m

Zone C seating (good visibility) $45pp
Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis

Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time. Late entry not permitted!) Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience

Tentative Program
Selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons performed by Amicus String Quartet

A beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. Walk into one of Adelaide's emblematic buildings where the walls will be flickering by candlelight to create a magical atmosphere.



Tuesday 1 February, 6pm Approximately 70 minutes no interval

Tickets Adult $70 Concession $60 A $6 transaction fee applies to all bookings


Teddy Tahu Rhodes Her Majestys Theatre Saturday 20th November 2021

Teddy Tahu Rhodes is Australia’s favourite leading man of the operatic, music theatre, and concert stage, dazzling audiences with his extraordinary voice and presence. Joined in Adelaide by pianist and conductor Guy Noble, they present a special selection of favourite arias and songs.

From The Barber of Seville to an enchanted evening in the South Pacific, from Schubert Lieder to the swagger of Clancy of The Overflow, enjoy a glorious evening in the company of two of music’s most charming and talented men.

The people stood and roared. Say no more.– The Advertiser

Her Majesty's Theatre Sat 20 Nov 2pm

I have reserved 10 tickets (may be able to get more) B Reserve Grand Circle 2 rows back in centre. Concession, Senior, RAA all $63.90, includes booking fee.

Payment before Monday Nov 1st

Payment method to be advised above at next Probus meeting 28 Oct


The Audience at the Arts Theatre Saturday 13 November 2021

I heard a review of this play this morning...sounds good. Ive put an enquiry to Arts Theatre re a group booking.

A lot of sessions are heavily booked but plenty seats upstairs available on Sat 13 November at 2pm.

The Audience is a play by the British playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan. The play centres on weekly meetings, called audiences, between Queen Elizabeth II, originally played by Helen Mirren, and her prime ministers and premiered in the West End in 2013, at the Gielgud Theatre.

Matinees both Saturday at 2 pm (finish time approx 4.30 pm). All shows are at The Arts Theatre, 53 Angus Street, Adelaide with convenient on-street and nearby ...

Tickets $24-29

Please reply by return email this weekend if you would like to be part of the Probus group going.


ELDER HALL Concert Friday 5th November 2021

We have reserved 15 tickets for the final 2021 lunchtime concert at Elder Conservatorium of Music “Evolving Spirits” featuring the music of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. The concert starts at 1.10pm and finishes 2pm, with a cost of $14pp. Please meet outside Elder Hall 1245hrs to allow time for the group to go in together to their reserved seats

Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Luke Dollman - conductor Shawn Hui - piano Rachmaninoff - Isle of the Dead, Op. 29 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23 

If you would like to attend, cash payment $14 is required at the next Probus meeting 28 October.  We will be advising the booking agency of the final numbers on Monday 1st November.


HOLDEN STREET THEATRE, The season runs 21 -30 October 2021

The Holden Street Theatres are back in full swing with the South Australian premiere of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, presented by Red Phoenix Theatre, Hindmarsh.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a modern classic written by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project.  It is one of the most-performed theatre pieces in America.  

Bookings at: or call the box office on 8225 8888.

Nightly at 7:30pm. Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. Cost:  $25/Conc $19 

The HST Bar will be open prior to the show and during the two intervals. 

As I am away I will not be attending this event or able to organise a booking.