More tickets released!

Cold Omens opens this week!

The cast and crew have been putting in long hours in the warehouse and the show is taking shape!

After selling out two out of three nights a week before the season opened, we have decided to release a limited number of extra tickets to the Thursday and Friday evening performance of Cold Omens!

Make sure you click the button below to book your tickets before you miss out.

Check out this new promo image featuring company members Leah McCarthy and Kaani Booth ... chilling work by Tommy at Vanadium Design!

Ten Years on the Island!

2017 and the Cold Omens season marks DRILL’s 10th birthday! Since 2007, DRILL has been working with young Tasmanians to create original contemporary dance works, first for five years in Launceston, and then five years in Hobart. 


All tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Cold Omens includes entry to our Ten Years on the Island celebration, taking place immediately after the show at 8:30pm. The night features performances by guest artists Mature Artists Dance Experience, Nelipot and Hobart College dance students, and excerpts from some of DRILL’s works from the last ten years.

Tickets have sold out online for Thursday and Friday night's performance, so get your tickets to Saturday here.

Image courtesy of Mature Artists Dance Experience's Abandoned Dances Series.

Get your tickets to Cold Omens!

Darkness has fallen … and now the cold sets in.

Cold Omens is DRILL's major work for 2017, choreographed by DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe, in collaboration with a cast of 30 young dancers.

This striking new dance work uses concepts surrounding transhumanism to foretell a future in which humanity continues to live selfishly and unsustainably, even when faced with a dying planet. What will we find when all the coal is burnt and all the ice has melted?

DATES: August 17th to 19th
TIME: 7:30pm
VENUE: Macquarie Point SeaRoads Shed (16 Evans St, Hobart)
TICKETS: $25 / $20

Saturday August 19th

Join us for the celebration of DRILL’s 10th birthday!

All tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Cold Omens includes entry to our Ten Years on the Island celebration, taking place immediately after the show at 8:30pm. The night features performances by guest artists and groups, and excerpts from some of DRILL's works from the last ten years.

TICKETS: $45 / $40 (includes performance and celebration)

Check out the trailer below and click here to book your tickets!

The Dark Chorus by Lucy Guerin Inc.

This Saturday, one of Australia's finest contemporary dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc., will be presenting their work The Dark Chorus in Hobart as a part of Dark MOFO.

Even if you don't need any more reason to see this absolutely stunning work, ten local dancers (including DRILL company members) will be performing alongside the principal cast, as the ominous chorus!

Make sure you book tickets to see one of the two performances, Saturday June 17th at 1pm or 8pm at the Theatre Royal, Hobart. Tickets at

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

DRILL Open Rehearsal

You're Invited!

DRILL Open Rehearsal is an opportunity for family, friends and members of the community to attend a DRILL rehearsal and see what goes on behind the scenes. While our finished productions are impressive and entertaining, the real value of DRILL is in the process and what happens in the studio in the months leading up to opening night.

Choreographer Joshua Lowe will be working with the cast of 31 dancers on our 2017 major season, Cold Omens. We encourage you to come and go as much as you like during the rehearsal; come for ten minutes or stay for the whole thing – it’s up to you!

Saturday May 27th
1:00pm to 6:00pm
(Cast on lunch from 3:00 to 3:45)
Ogilvie High School Studio

No RSVP / No Cost


METASYSTEMS is a series of short performance works by James Batchelor and Collaborators for theatres and public spaces. Since it began in 2014, it has toured in Australia, Europe and Asia and continues to expand as it negotiates and adapts to new contexts.

METASYSTEMS contemplates human interaction with the environment from the individual to the universal. It is an assemblage of raw building materials with the body, a rhythmic landscape of construction and movement. Documenting and translating the processes taking place at the construction site, METASYSTEMS is an observation of the changing urban landscape. It analyses the human encounter with the material world, the desire to shape it and the physical positioning of body and object.

James will be spending a week with DRILL in Hobart to create a new, super-scale version of METASYSTEMS on sixteen dancers.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday May 3rd, 6pm.
VENUE: Ogilvie High School (228 New Town Road, New Town)
TICKETS: $15 +bf

The Cast of Cold Omens

THIS IS DRILL ... 2017!

We are very excited to announce the 31 dancers (most pictured above) that make up our senior company for 2017! This truly odd group of Hobart's most quirky and creative minds (we say that with fondness) started rehearsals last week for Cold Omens, our 2017 major season. As you can see from the photo they have mixed feelings about this, ranging from joy to sheer terror.

Aeden McCarthy, Alison Palmer, Ayame Ochi, Aylasade Seaman, Chelsea King, Chloe Hansson, Corey Warner, Dayna Tyler, Emily Heathcote, Erica Campbell-Graham, Evelyn Bryan, Gabrielle Andolfatto, George Vaughan, Hamish McLeod, Jarrod Pearson, Joshua Coleman, Julian Bennett, Kaani Booth, Katelynn Curtis, Katie Palmer, Leah McCarthy, Lily Ellis, Phoebe Mayne, Ruby Flack, Sammie Lester, Shaniah Weir, Sophia Matelli, Spida Sands, Tiarna Bakowski, Zane Budd and Zoe Chilcott.

Studio Showing of Josh's New Solo

Black Words in Golden Speech

Josh has been invited by Institut Seni Indonesia (Sumatra) to perform a solo work at the Langgam Tari Festival next month and will be taking a new piece, Black Words in Golden Speech. Josh undertook an Asialink Residency at ISI in 2014 and is thrilled to be returning to perform. We invite you to attend a studio showing of the work in Hobart before Josh departs for Indonesia.

Friday April 7th at 6pm
Ogilvie High School (228 New Town Road, New Town TAS 7008)

Please RSVP to

Trash This Place Wins Two Errols!

There was a bit of hoo-hah at this year's Tasmanian Theatre Awards, but DRILL is proud to announce that our 2016 major season Trash This Place has been awarded two 'Errols', for Best Production and Best Design (for Designer Siobhain Geaney's work) in the Physical Theatre category!

Congratulations to choreographer Angela Barnard and the entire cast of Trash This Place! We would also like to congratulate Caitlin Comerford for being awarded Best Choreography for Face Value, Stompin's half of our double-bill, Convergence.