Cognoscenti Entertainment presents

Darren Coggan - Home for Christmas

Morning Matinee

Tuesday 7 December 2021 | 11am

Before 2021 ends, come and “deck the shed with bits of wattle” with one last delightful Morning Matinee performance, starring award-winning musician, Darren Coggan. Celebrate the spirit of joy when coming Home for Christmas with this heart-warming celebration of songs and stories that embrace the festivities of Christmas in Australia.

Home For Christmas is full of laughter and sing-a-long songs that promise to be a true gift of the season. As his thoughts turn to home, strumming a guitar, Darren reimagines much-loved Christmas favourites, reminiscing warm childhood memories of family and friends.

To complete the holiday frivolity, there may even be a special appearance from a certain Santa himself, checking that the ‘Boomers’ are all set to go on his Australian run!

However you celebrate the season, whether with a fond memory of a loved one, a longing for someone far away or in the company of family and friends, you will be sure to enjoy this jubilant dose of Aussie merrymaking. 

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. From humble beginnings, strumming a guitar by ‘the ‘Bidgee’ river in his beloved hometown of Wagga Wagga, to selling out The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story, Darren has forged a unique, diverse career that has seen him embrace the Australian Country Music, Musical Theatre and Television industries with gusto. 

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Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins

Recommended For

All Ages.

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Ticket Price

$21 - $28

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from $22

Darren Coggan - Home for Christmas hero image, Darren playing a guitar and a Christmas wreath.
Performer Darren Coggan

Coggan’s musical story-telling is outstanding, as is his singing and playing.

SUNDAY HERALD SUN

Before 2021 ends, come and “deck the shed with bits of wattle” with one last delightful Morning Matinee performance, starring award-winning musician, Darren Coggan. Celebrate the spirit of joy when coming Home for Christmas with this heart-warming celebration of songs and stories that embrace the festivities of Christmas in Australia.

Home For Christmas is full of laughter and sing-a-long songs that promise to be a true gift of the season. As his thoughts turn to home, strumming a guitar, Darren reimagines much-loved Christmas favourites, reminiscing warm childhood memories of family and friends.

To complete the holiday frivolity, there may even be a special appearance from a certain Santa himself, checking that the ‘Boomers’ are all set to go on his Australian run!

However you celebrate the season, whether with a fond memory of a loved one, a longing for someone far away or in the company of family and friends, you will be sure to enjoy this jubilant dose of Aussie merrymaking. 

Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller with a knack of weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. From humble beginnings, strumming a guitar by ‘the ‘Bidgee’ river in his beloved hometown of Wagga Wagga, to selling out The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story, Darren has forged a unique, diverse career that has seen him embrace the Australian Country Music, Musical Theatre and Television industries with gusto. 

Location

Auditorium

Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Tuesday 7 December 2021, 11am
  • Complimentary Morning Tea from 10am
Prices
  • Member/Group 8+: $21.00
  • Adult: $28.00
  • Concession: $26.00
  • If you're a Member don't forget to sign in to your account when booking to access your discount Member price.
Encore Dining
  • Post-show two-course lunch
  • Member: $22
  • Regular: $24.50
Please Note

We are so excited to welcome you safely back to the venue. As always, we are operating under a COVID Safe Plan in line with NSW Health guidelines. By the date of this event, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre will be operating at 100% capacity. This means there will not be physical distancing between seats in the Auditorium, so you may have someone sitting directly next you, in front of you and behind you.

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Enjoy complimentary morning tea with every ticket, served from 10am.

🎄 SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ROAST LUNCH! 

UPDATE: Allocation Exhausted (16/11/21)

Start Christmas early with a special dining experience after the show! Pre-book a meal with your ticket and enjoy a delicious two-course, Christmas inspired lunch.. All meals are prepared by our talented chef, showcasing seasonal Shoalhaven produce. Post-show dining bookings close one week before the event. Strictly limited - book early to avoid missing out.

The Encore Café & Bar will also be serving light refreshments.

Learn more about Encore Dining

Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.65 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.10 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.20 per order

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.