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Onstage Dating

Onstage Dating

Bron Batten is going on first dates. Live onstage.

Sat 6 July – 8.15 pm
Studio Theatre
This event is cancelled

Watch from the safety of your seat or volunteer to be a part of the action as Bron takes modern romance to the next level – all in front of the audience! You could bear witness to the blossom of true love – or watch it crash and burn in front of your very eyes. 

Developed whilst she was in residence in Paris, London and Lithuania, Bron went on over 60 online dates as part of her ‘research’, determined to get to the heart of the internet. This is the result. 

Featuring a different person each night, this hilarious, award-winning and sell-out show has toured all over Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe, thrilling audiences with its unique insight into the world of dating. In the age of Tinder and the online dating app, you can witness the thrill and heartbreak of modern dating up close and personal, as Bron facilitates, interrogates and gleefully destroys the rituals of contemporary romance.

Winner: Adelaide Fringe Touring Award, Melbourne Fringe 2016
Nominated: Best Performer + Innovation in Audience Participation, Green Room Awards 2017 

Nominated: Outstanding Performer, New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017 

★★★★ “Heartbreakingly vulnerable, honest and hilarious… Not to be missed – Three Weeks, UK 

★★★★★ “Sexy, warm and fittingly awkward, the audience are putty in Bron Batten’s hands and she handles us with care and generosity. Funny, clever and intimate – a must see” – Fringe Biscuit UK 

Onstage Dating is one of the cleverest, funniest, and most shockingly incredulous experiences of risk I’ve ever seen in a theatre… It is smart as hell, shocking, hilarious, incredibly well-made, awkward and delicious – The Plus Ones Wellington, NZ 


Premium early bird – $39
Premium – $49

A Reserve early bird – $35
A Reserve – $45

Early bird tickets are available until the allocation is exhausted

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.


1hr 10mins

Patron advice

12+ event

VENUE: Studio Theatre

Getting to the venue 

  • The Theatre Royal Studio Theatre is at 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • 2 accessible parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street (1 hour time limit applies)
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 


Assistive listening 

  • The Theatre Royal Studio Theatre is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through dedicated headphones or using a neck loop that interacts with modern hearing aid devices, and also has ability to connect Hearing Aids to the system. This equipment can be collected, complimentary, from the Box Office. There are a limited number of these units and bookings are essential. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss your needs and reserve a device for your attendance and the team will ensure that the equipment is ready for your collection on arrival. 

Guide dogs / registered assistance animals welcome 

Wheelchair accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the Theatre Royal Box office on (03) 6146 3300 (9am to 5pm) with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements, or email them on [email protected].
  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building. 

Bron Batten

Bron Batten is a multi-award-winning performer and theatre-maker who creates contemporary performance in collaboration with non-artists and audience members.

Her work has toured throughout Australia, New Zealand, the USA, France, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Romania and has been presented at venues and festivals such as The Soho Theatre London, Komedia Brighton UK, The Prague Quadrennial, Performing Arts Festival Berlin, RISING, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Festival, Dark MOFO and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Past works include Waterloo (2019); Onstage Dating (2016); The Hole (2015) Use Your Illusion (2014); The Dad Show (2014); Sweet Child of Mine (2011) and The Last Tuesday Society (2008-15).

She has received Australia Council support and fellowships from the Ian Potter Foundation to undertake professional development in Zurich, New York, Chicago, Avignon, London, Glasgow and Hong Kong and in 2015 Bron was an artist in residence at the Cite des Arts Internationale in Paris.

Most recently, Bron has been an instrumental contributor to major works by APHIDS and Back to Back Theatre.

Image credit: Theresa Harrison Photography

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  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

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