Port Arthur History Plays
Each play is performed twice daily from Friday 29th March until Thursday April 4
The Man Who Threw a Stone, by Richard Davey.
As an old man, convict Dennis Collins found that a hunger strike was the only protest available to him.
Performed in the Separate Prison 11.45am & 2.45pm.
Please be seated early as the Prison will close 2 minutes prior to performance to enable a prompt start.
The Shingle Strike, by David Young
The story of Irish poet Francis Macnamara’s endeavour to overcome the bullying tactics of an unscrupulous overseer.
Performed behind the Penitentiary at 12.30pm and 4.15pm (weather permitting)
A Boy’s Life, by Les Winspear
A London street kid is sent across the world to Point Puer. Will he escape his life of crime?
Performed behind the Penitentiary 1.15pm and 3.30pm (weather permitting)
The plays, which run approximately 20 minutes each, are produced and directed by Chris Hamley, who performs with Michael Edgar, Nelson Ohl and Nicole Farrow.
Traditional Trades - Carved in Stone
31 March - 7 April
Kids large and small can try their hand at the traditional Port Arthur trade of stone masonry. Work with our experienced Mason and learn how convicts carved stone.
Daily sessions 1:30 - 3pm located near the Convict Church.
Admission to these activities is included in the cost of admission to the Site.
Children being shown stonemasonry at Port Arthur
Family Fun Activities
Have a go at making your very own convict brick, design some traditional wallpaper, create a peg doll or discover the fun of fantascopes!
Our family fun activities return for Easter and are available in the Education Centre (near the Convict Church) daily from Good Friday, 29 April, until Friday April 5.
Download the Family Fun Activities schedule for session times.