What’s On

Calendar of Upcoming Events at the Gaol 2019

On this page you can find public events hosted by Boggo Road Gaol including movie nights, special tours and anniversaries. For the latest updates on these events, or to ask questions join our Facebook page.

History Tour

7 Days a week at 11:00am

Discover the 119 year history of Boggo Road, the crimes and daily life of prisoners, officer’s duties, riots and roof-top protests. See the cell of the legendary “Slim” Halliday – “The Houdini of Boggo Road”. Suitable for all ages.

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Gallows Exhibition

7 Days a week at 1:00pm

Between 1883 and 1913, forty-two criminals comprised of thirty-nine men, one woman and two teenagers were executed at Boggo Road Gaol – all were hanged. The last man hanged was Ernest Austin in September, 1913. Visit our exhibition based on punishment and capital punishment. Parental guidance recommended.

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Prison Players Re-Enactments

Sunday 7th of April, 2019 at 11:00am (as part of the regular History Tour for this date)

Since 2001, The Prison Players have been recreating “life” inside its red-brick walls, to thrill and chill audiences – entertaining and educating visitors – school groups, tourists, corporate and professional organisations – through their dramatic visual depictions of the past, using authentic period props and trained people.

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Escapes Tour

Sunday 14th of April, 2019 at 11:00am

Learn of the jail-breakers who breached the escape-proof walls of No.2 Division. See where escapologist “Slim” Halliday – “The Houdini of Boggo Road” escaped in 1940. Visit his cell designed to keep him locked up! PG rated.

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Prisoner Tour

Sunday 21st of April, 2019 at 11:00am

Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former prisoner – an amazing and fascinating insight into crime, justice and injustice inside this infamous prison. (Please note some of the stories you will hear involve strong concepts and mature content – and therefore suitable for those aged 15 and over)

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Officer Tour

Sunday 28th of April, 2019 at 11:00am

Hear what life was like behind the bars of Boggo, from a former officer – an amazing and fascinating insight into crime, justice and injustice inside this infamous prison. (Please note some of the stories you will hear involve strong concepts and mature content – and therefore suitable for those aged 15 and over)

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Anywhere Theatre Festival – Have I None

Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May, 2019 at 6:00pm

A Dystopian View of Memories, Family and a Chair.

London, 2077. The Government is totalitarian, the Resources are limited, the Past is abolished, and Furniture is a luxury.

When one person walks into a troubled married couple’s life, how will these three people cope with memories of the past in a world that is trying to do all but forget?

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Anywhere Theatre Festival – Boundless Reflections

Monday 20th May, 2019 half hourly from 5:30pm

Explore your consciousness within these bricks and bars.

A brick in the walls of the Gatehouse is just a brick, as a brain in a body is just a brain. Both are barriers. Neither provide evidence as to where consciousness is constructed.

The Gatehouse is a space in between two spaces. A place, resembling a birth canal, designed to initiate new residence into a confinement of self-reflection and redemption. This immersive installation affords the audience an opportunity to spectate their own participation and to consider their ‘self’ in relation to their body, actions and environment.

Boundless Reflections is a site-specific installation of sculptural work, audio and digital visual art which invites the audience to contemplate their cognitive processes and the constituents which construct the self. To contemplate how sensory stimulation, spatial navigation, bodily awareness attribute to consciousness. We invite you to this installation to consider yourself as the audience and simultaneously as the ‘cast’.

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