Welcome to Launceston – a beautiful and musical theatre obsessed city in Northern Tasmania.

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival acknowledges Tasmanian Aborigines as the traditional owners of this island lutruwita (Tasmania).

This festival takes place on the country around kanamaluka/River Tamar, where two original tribes converged, the litarimirina and the panina people.

As we meet here, we honour those people and all the original tribes of lutruwita who are no longer here as a result of the brutal invasion, and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community of today who remain owners of these lands.

Names of tribes and places in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines, are used with approval of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre.

Launceston is best known for its beautiful natural landscapes, incredible food and wine and its rich history.

The city has a vibrant artistic scene with incredible designers, artists and makers, a strong local theatre industry and – of course – lots of musical theatre performances!

From Launceston, you can follow the Tamar River north through Tasmania's premium wine-growing region, past forested hills and farmland, lavender fields, vineyards, orchards and pretty riverside towns. Historic villages are found around every corner, from Longford on the outskirts of Launceston to Evandale, Ross and Campbell Town along the Heritage Highway south.

Does a visit to Launceston sound like music to your ears?  

Discover more information on our boutique city and festival location and head to Visit Northern Tasmania.

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