Exciting events planned for 2017

16 January 2017

Organs of the Goldfields will be held in Dunolly.

20 April 2017

The Capital Theatre will present Shirley Valentine in the Precinct’s Town Hall. This is a funny but moving play by Willty Russell about escape. It takes the form of a monologue by a 42 year old Liverpool mother and housewife.

10-12 June 2017

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

1 0 June

Children’s Costume Parade

Tales of Hoffman – Savoy Opera Company 2.30pm in the Town Hall

11 June

Local production of Iolanthe in the Town Hall at 2pm

Gala Recital of Sullivan’s songs Dunolly Historic Precinct-Town Hall

12 June

Cox and Box One act opera

Iolanthe 2pm Local production- Dunolly Historic Precinct-Town Hall

10 September 2017

Lola Montez was the wildest showgirl of the 19th century. The show is created from a thousand stories both true and false and is a richly textured of her exotic lives: a wild web of storytelling, dance, myths, legends and truth.


The Mikado

The Savoy Opera Company is performing The Mikado in the Precinct Town Hall on Saturday 29 October 2016 at 2.30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and are available at the door.

Gilbert and Sullivan – Pinafore

The events in May have been wonderful. Larrikan Theatre’s “Boy out of the Country” wowed everyone.  The following week “The Court Session” as part of the Bendigo Writer’s Festival and Law Week saw 70 people enjoy Gideon Haigh being interviewed about his book “Certain Admissions”.

Picture1The performances continue with the Savoy Opera Company presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pinafore” on Saturday 11 June at 2.30pm. This is the sixth year that the Opera Company has presented in Dunolly. Tickets are available at the door, $25 for adults with children under 12 free.


May Events

Two wonderful May events are happening at the Dunolly Historic Precinct. On 15 May, a performance of Boy out of the Country by Felix Nobis and on  22 May, The Court Session featuring author Gideon Haigh. Click on Events to view.

Tiny Towns Arts Crafts and Artisans Trail

Tiny Towns region of Central Victoria is home to many talented artists, artisans and craftspeople. This inaugural Arts, Crafts and Artisans Trail over the ANZAC weekend, Saturday 23 April and Sunday 24 April is an opportunity to enjoy and purchase their work on display in small galleries, historic public buildings, restaurants and wineries.

You can start the trail at any point, with Dunolly as your central town. The Dunolly Historic Precinct Court House is hosting works from two artists, Mal Gilmour and Joe Jakitsch along with a display from Blind Dog Pottery and locally made quilts. There will  be trail guides available from the court house. From Ballarat, you may meander from Possum Gully Fine Arts gallery, south of Maryborough, to Dunolly where there are several exhibitions and specialist shops plus a terrific bakery and restaurant. Then head further north to Bealiba and Inglewood.

Or, from Castlemaine, Maldon and Bendigo you may stop at the edgy Septembre Vintage gallery in Eddington before heading The to Dunolly. An alternative route from Bendigo will take you first to Inglewood, then Kingower (allowing time to visit Melville Caves in Kooyoora State park), before heading to Tarnagulla and Dunolly.

All the exhibitions and shops are open from 10am to 4pm both days.Vintage Painting

For further information about the Trail please contact: John Moir 0439 029 989, Marion Da Costa 0438 168 634 or Fiona Lindsay 0428 322 208.