Dance Season
Dance Makers Collective

The Rivoli

Ulladulla Civic Centre & Kangaroo Valley Hall

Wednesday 23 March to Sunday 27 March | 2pm & 8pm

A celebration of social life before social media. 

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace in Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall. Demolished in 1973 to make way for an office development, now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

Featuring some of Australia’s best dancers and a stellar live band, Dance Makers Collective’s The Rivoli is an immersive dance hall meets dance theatre performance. Throughout this work, you’ll hear the voices of people who danced at The Rivoli, as well as the voices of those who dance now, in this town. Your town.

A hit at Sydney Festival 2020, this joyous production invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into a mesmerising exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.



GET INVOLVED! 

Do you remember the Saturday afternoon dance? Or are you part of a group that gathers today to dance? We want to hear your stories. 

As part of the upcoming production The Rivoli, the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and Dance Makers Collective are looking to interview singles, couples and groups to tell us about their meaning and memories of dancing together. You might remember the local dances of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, or be part of a community that still practices today. We are particularly looking for stories from Kangaroo Valley and Ulladulla, but all Shoalhaven residents are encouraged to register their interest to tell us your story. 

Register your interest by emailing: marketing@shoalhavenentertainment.com.au

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Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 25 mins

Recommended For

People of all ages (min age 6)

Preview
Ticket Price

$45 - $65

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Two dancers dancing intimately
A group of lively dancers
Retro band performs

I was propelled back in time...superbly crafted

Vicki Van Hout, Form

A celebration of social life before social media. 

From the early 1930s to the late 1960s, the Rivoli Dance Palace in Parramatta was Western Sydney’s favourite dance hall. Demolished in 1973 to make way for an office development, now nothing remains of ‘The Riv’ except the stories of the people who danced there.

Featuring some of Australia’s best dancers and a stellar live band, Dance Makers Collective’s The Rivoli is an immersive dance hall meets dance theatre performance. Throughout this work, you’ll hear the voices of people who danced at The Rivoli, as well as the voices of those who dance now, in this town. Your town.

A hit at Sydney Festival 2020, this joyous production invites you and your favourite dance partner to be swept into a mesmerising exploration of mid-century nightlife, desire and social connection.



GET INVOLVED! 

Do you remember the Saturday afternoon dance? Or are you part of a group that gathers today to dance? We want to hear your stories. 

As part of the upcoming production The Rivoli, the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and Dance Makers Collective are looking to interview singles, couples and groups to tell us about their meaning and memories of dancing together. You might remember the local dances of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s, or be part of a community that still practices today. We are particularly looking for stories from Kangaroo Valley and Ulladulla, but all Shoalhaven residents are encouraged to register their interest to tell us your story. 

Register your interest by emailing: marketing@shoalhavenentertainment.com.au

Location

Ulladulla Civic Centre & Kangaroo Valley Hall

Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 25 mins (incl interval)

Schedule of Shows

Ulladulla Civic Centre

Wednesday 23 March, 8pm
Thursday 24 March, 2pm

Kangaroo Valley Hall

Saturday 26 March, 8pm
Sunday 27 March, 2pm

Prices
  • Adult: $65.00
  • Member/Group 8+/U30: $60.00
  • Concession: $62.50
  • Child: $45

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Cast & Credits

Director Miranda Wheen
Producer Carl Sciberras
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Composer Matt Cornell
Audio Content Allison Chan, Ninah Kopel & Tim Roxburgh
Choreography by Members of Dance Makers Collective and guest artists – Richard Cilli, Luke Currie-Richardson, Matt Cornell, Emma Harrison, Anya McKee, Katina Olsen, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Carl Sciberras, Miranda Wheen & Rosslyn Wythes
Featuring the voices and stories of Jo Clancy (Wiradjuri), Kate Howarth (Wiradjuri), John & Josie Lee, Barry & Sandra McKernan, Bhenji Ra & Gwen Wilson

Please Note

This event is taking place external to the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

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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.