• Drama

  • Duet Presents The Celtic Tenors

  • Dummies

  • Swansong

  • Lior & Paul

  • Lovers of Viorne

  • Dummies

  • See Award Winning Original Theatre at Burrinja this season using our 3+ Show Package
  • Duet presents The Celtic Tenors in 2019 - Three unique solo voices, one tenor sound!
  • Get clowning & capering like a professional with the raucous folk from RUCCIS!
  • Swansong ~ Do not miss this achingly brilliant, ovation worthy theatre show.
  • A musical fusion between two of Australia’s most respected artists. Lior & Paul Grabowsky.
  • A fascinating and compelling true crime story. L'amante Anglaise (The Lovers of Viorne)
  • Watch as these daring, dynamic Dummies dive, dip and dodge their way through this new hour of power.

Burrinja Arties

The Burrinja Arties are a group of local people mostly living in supported residential accommodation who meet weekly with Creative Arts therapist Lynette Forrest to produce unique artworks that tell their story. The program is designed to help expand social support for those who are ‘at risk of homelessness’.

These sessions are the highlight of the artists’ week and their annual exhibition gives the group and the works they create visibility and recognition in the community. It is an arts-based skills and learning program with an emphasis on active cultural participation that enriches understandings of community and culture, while teaching art techniques and socialisation skills.

This year the Arties have tackled the concept of ‘A Whisper and Flutter, and the Butterfly Effect. This has been through both performance and visual art making and exhibiting. The ‘Butterfly Ball’ was a full participatory event held in July 2015 with the Arties hosting many others with songs, performances, dance and most of all, fun! From there, they continued to work with mentor artists toward their exhibition 'A Whisper and a Flutter' in October 2015.

A feature article on the Arties in the Foothills publication clearly made the connection between this program and positive outcomes for mental well-being. The program ‘challenges the participants to take positive risks by trying new activities, learning with artist mentors, exhibiting, performing, and more!
- LYNETTE FORREST | Creative Arts Therapist

Program Funding provided by the Department of Health.



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artist impression of new entrance

Burrinja's metamorphosis is beginning in earnest, to accomodate these works our centre & box office hours are changing.

The new hours will be: 

TUES - SAT, 10AM until 2PM 
Please note our box office will be unattended on Sundays.

Our theatre program and classes will continue as usual whilst the gallery, cafe and studios will all be getting a facelift. 

Find out more about our renovations here




Abused and isolated, Occi struggles to avoid his ghosts and tortured memories of mental institutions. He is violent and vulnerable, soaked in alcohol and yearning, seeking redemption. 

“That blew my mind entirely, I'm a wreck! I think that is THE performance of my life. Thank you so much for that experience, I don't think I've ever been so moved in the theatre.” Anonymous 

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L'amante Anglaise
(The Lovers of Viorne)


This modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story.

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Duet Presents The Celtic Tenors

Irish Song Book Tour 2019


When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish charm, singing spine-tingling Classical, Folk, Irish, Gaelic and Pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have The Celtic Tenors. 

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Lior and Paul Grabowsky

Revel in two of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians and composers performing together on Burrinja’s stage!


Together they will be reinventing some of Lior’s most cherished songs as well as bringing their own individual voices to this special show.

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Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey, VIC
Box Office: 9754 8723
Burrinja: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm