Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.


General Information

When is the Festival on?

Ten Days on the Island 2023 will run from 2 – 19 March and travel across Tasmania in the South, West and  North West.

Dates for the next Festival are announced after each Festival.

Where is Ten Days on the Island held?

Ten Days on the Island is presented in venues and locations around Tasmania, with locations spread across the three regional heartlands. To find a list of our 2021 Festival locations see below;

  • Find West + North-West (5-8 March 2021)
  • Find North and North-East (12-14 March 2021)
  • Find South (19-21 March 2021)
When is the 2023 Festival program released?

The full Ten Days on the Island Festival program will be released on 2nd February 2023.

Tickets and Box Office

How do I buy tickets?


From 2 February 2023 when the full program is launched, you can buy tickets online through our website and over the phone and through participating venues.

When your tickets are ordered online or over the phone, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking – this will contain your e-ticket/s as a PDF attachment.

Use your smart phone to show your e-ticket/s to venue staff for scanning on arrival.

Alternatively, you will be able to print out your e-ticket/s and carry them with you for scanning or arrange to pick up a hard copy ahead of time at the venue.

For more details and for Box Office opening times and locations, see our How to Book page.

Do I need to create an account?

We ask for your personal information in order to deliver your tickets, process your payment arrangements and contact you in the case of cancellation or major disruption of an event. We take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

What are the Box Office opening times and locations?

Please visit our How to Book page for opening times and locations following our full program launch on 2 February 2023.

Do I need to register for free events?

Most free events do not require to to book or register ahead of time. Events listed as Free, Bookings Essential require a free ticket to be booked ahead of time as capacity is limited. In 2023 these events include Terrain and Dance with the Diemen.  No transaction fee will be charged if you only have free tickets in your basket.

Festival News

How can I stay in the loop?

Subscribe to our e-news so you don’t miss a thing. You’ll be the first to hear of exciting program reveals, competitions and news. Subscribe here.

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Follow us on Instagram to see behind the scenes pics, meet our artists and be inspired by all things Ten Days on the Island.

Subscribe to the Ten Days on the Island Vimeo channel to see sizzle reels and highlight videos.

Use the #tendays hashtag to tag your Instagram and Facebook posts, and tweets.

Supporting the Festival

Can I become a partner?

Ten Days on the Island tailors partnerships to meet our partners’ business objectives. From a direct affiliation with a high-profile event to our exceptional corporate hospitality packages, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to connect with your customers or business networks and engage with the local community. Every partnership with Ten Days on the Island is unique. For more information check out our Partnerships page.

Getting Involved

I’m an artist/performer – can I apply to be in the Festival?

Ten Days on the Island is a fully curated event, with the artistic program developed by the Artistic Director. To find out more, please contact us via hello@tendays.org.au.

I’m interested in working at Ten Days on the Island

Employment opportunities are featured on our Join the team page. Please check for future openings.

Lost Property

Help – I’ve lost something at Ten Days on the Island!

If you are at a Festival venue, please report your lost item to our friendly Box Office or Front of House teams.

If you are no longer at the venue where you lost an item, please call the Ten Days on the Island office on +61 3 6406 0200 during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email hello@tendays.org.au.


I have some feedback I’d like to pass on

All feedback received in writing will be responded to within seven days of receipt. Please email hello@tendays.org.au or post to PO Box 157 Burnie TAS 7320.

Have another question? Please call the Ten Days on the Island office on +61 3 6406 0200 or email hello@tendays.org.au.

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Cannot find what you are looking for?

Ten Days on The Island

P +61 3 6406 0200

E hello@tendays.org.au

PO Box 157
Burnie TAS 7320

Portside Building
1st Floor, 1-3 Spring St
Burnie TAS 7320

SOHO Arts Centre
14 Weld St
South Hobart TAS 7004

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