2 Best Performing Arts Venues in Darwin, The Outback

Deckchair Cinema

Wharf Precinct Fodor's choice

Watching a movie beneath the stars while relaxing on canvas deck chairs with a glass of wine at this outdoor, 400-seat movie theater is one of Darwin's quintessential experiences. Australian, foreign, art house, or classic films are screened every night from April through November. Gates open nightly at 6 pm, and picnic baskets (no BYO alcohol) are permitted, although there is a hot food kiosk and a bar. The first movie usually screens at 7:30 pm, with a second showing at 9 or 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights offered for A$10 instead of the usual A$16. Make sure you hold onto your belongings—especially your food!—while you're watching the movie, as there are possums that roam the grounds and love to rummage through things.

Darwin Entertainment Centre

City Center

Darwin Entertainment Centre has hosted some of the biggest shows from around the world, including many Broadway-level productions. Tickets generally start around A$35 and go up to A$100 depending on the show.