Saturday 5 November, 7.30 pm – doors open at 6.30 pm

Australia’s globetrotting legends of cabaret, variety and burlesque, Finucane & Smith, are chasing COVID cobwebs away with a national tour of their smash-hit, sell-out celebration Travelling Dance Hall. Packed with world famous songbirds and showgirls, disco divas and dancing stars, local legends, burlesque twirlers and go-go groovers. From glittering dance routines to eye popping burlesque and breathtaking opera, this Dance Hall has something for everyone, all draped in lush velvets!

After two years of mind-numbing zoom meetings, closed borders and empty theatres, fun-loving communities have put up their hands to join the fun, celebration, eye-popping acts and twinkling lights of Dance Hall. Local artists are curious and keen to be involved in this festive show as it tours to town halls and grand old theatres.

Finucane & Smith’s cabarets are known world over for their provocation and entertainment; a lush mix of riveting artists, artforms, cultures, influences and irresistible music that have garnered acclaim in 15 countries, winning 13 awards including 4 Green Room Awards, Outstanding Contribution to Cabaret, The Golden Potato (Bellarine) and the International Theatre Institute’s CHAMACO Award for International Presentation of the Year (Cuba). In Australia they’ve travelled from remote communities to regional towns to the Sydney Opera House, with a focus on community bounty, respect and celebration that has seen them embraced by farmers, remote elders, town matriarchs and LGBTQIA+.

International cabaret star and creator of Dance Hall, Moira Finucane, says "We've taken breathtaking variety, jaw dropping dance and irresistible cabaret all over the world. But one of the greatest loves for our company is swinging into a country town, meeting the amazing locals, and shining a light on local artistry of all kinds.”

At one point in the show the local talent join the performers on stage to rapturous applause and community spirit.  It’s an all-inclusive embracing kind of show. It is a cabaret setting with tables of eight, the bar will be operating and patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic platter or buy a grazing box online prepared by Wellington Arts Centre Inc. Dress up in fishnets, sequins and bow-ties for a colourful and memorable night.

Manager, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Linda Christof said "We have been excited to program shows at Wellington Civic Centre. We encourage everyone to support live entertainment in Wellington so that we can continue to offer interesting cabaret shows in the future. There’s a strong arts and social network in the Wellington region and this is an ideal opportunity to bring friends together to enjoy something different. With cabaret seating, patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic platter and the bar will operate during the show – it makes a conducive atmosphere to head into the festive season. We are seeking talented locals to be involved in one part of the show, so if there are any singers, dancers, musicians, circus performers – please contact us on for more dazzling details.”

There is also a bus service travelling from Dubbo return on the night – Tickets for Travelling Dance Hall, bus and grazing boxes can be booked through the DRTCC box office by visiting the website, or Box Office in person or calling (02) 6801 4378.  

Last Edited: 18 Oct 2022

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