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PERSUASION, by Jane Austen

Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW

The story concerns Anne Elliott, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single […]



Hayes Theatre 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW

Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley, Music by Andy Peterson. From the 1920’s until the 1930’s, two vice queens, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, ruled the Darlinghurst underworld. Their rivalry was infamous, leading to a litany of violent crimes enacted by their razor gangs as each struggled to gain dominance in a world of sly […]


DIVA DELIGHTS, with Valda Wilson

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House 4/2 Circular Quay E, Sydney, NSW

Enjoy an opportunity to meet and listen to Germany-based, Australian born soprano Valda Wilson over lunch in the Utzon Room. Valda’s effervescent personality and a remarkable singing voice have assisted her in establishing an international reputation for performances ‘full of inner conviction with a voice that soars effortlessly...flawlessly accurate yet meltingly smooth, to unexpectedly high […]



Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

80 years ago the little hall at 269 Miller Street was re-opened by Miss Doris Fitton as the Independent Theatre. Hundreds of our Foundation Friends helped Dr. Seaborn restore this beautiful building in the 1990’s. Come along and enjoy this talk down memory lane as our theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry, introduces some very Special […]



Independent Theatre 269 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW

You are invited to a repeat performance of the same comedy produced by Doris Fitton when she reopened the newly-named Independent Theatre in 1939 and commenced a significant new chapter of Sydney theatre history. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary, the New Independent Players will perform this internationally popular 1930s comedy French Without Tears by Terence […]



Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA Presented by Andrew McKinnon & Phil Bathols Concert Hall Sydney Opera House ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY With soprano Emma Matthews, greatly loved David Hobson, acclaimed bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, West End Broadway star Caroline O’Connor and the young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis. They will be joined by emerging artist and […]



Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House, NSW

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes – Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the […]



Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

Wake up the Animals  10am (Ages 3 to 7) Animal Rhythm 11am (Ages 8-12) Saturday 19 October 2019 Limited spaces. Bookings essential with Carol Martin 02 9955 5444 Seaborn Library, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay Two 30 minute music workshops. Music can be enjoyed in many ways and these music workshops aim to expose children to […]


Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

This beautiful story for ages 8-12 including animals and a birthday surprise for a loved older person, is dramatized by professional puppeteers, and accompanied by two professional musicians in flute and cello to the original score by composer Jim Coyle. Saturday 2 November 2019 at 11.00am Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Child; Family package concession $50 Two […]


Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

President Peter Lowry OAM and the Board of Directors of the SEABORN, BROUGHTON & WALFORD FOUNDATION Invite you and a Guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2019 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Enjoy entertainment, complimentary food and drinks. Date: Thursday 21 November 2019. Time: 6pm to 8pm. Please […]


SBW Stables Theatre 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross, NSW

2020 is a special year for the SBW Stables Theatre. The Stables was rescued by the late Dr Seaborn in 1986 and is, in a way, the birthplace of our Foundation. This is where Dr Seaborn’s philanthropic journey in support of the performing arts began. Following Lillian Horler’s suggestion, he set up his Seaborn, Broughton […]

Morning Music with John Martin

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

As part of North Sydney Council’s SENIORS FESTIVAL John Martin will perform Not Another Piano Recital in the Seaborn Library. This recital promises to be a relaxed and laid-back morning of musical delights with morning tea provided. The performance will feature a wide range of pieces including classical piano favourites, a couple of John’s original […]

Australian Comedy Film and Light Lunch

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

North Sydney Council’s Seniors Festival, AUSTRALIAN COMEDY FILM & LIGHT LUNCH You are invited to join theatre lovers and Foundation Friends for a merry movie of the Sydney Theatre Company’s hilarious satire: ‘Wharf Revue: Celebrating 15 Years’. To be screened in the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation’s boutique theatrette. Enjoy unique footage of this popular […]

Family Values, by David Williamson

SBW Stables Theatre 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross, NSW

Griffin Theatre Co presents FAMILY VALUES by David Williamson Cast includes Belinda Giblin, Danielle King, Andrew McFarlane, Jamie Oxenbould, Ella Prince, Bishanyia Vincent, Sabryna Walters A celebrated federal judge. His son a born-again Christian. His daughter a Border Force officer. Her partner, the captain of a Border Force ship. His other daughter a left-wing activist. […]

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Death on Thor Bridge

Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Death on Thor Bridge Genesian Theatre. 420 Kent Street Sydney The Genesian are thrilled to offer the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Death on Thor Bridge, adapted by their own Sandra Bass, well known to so many of Genesian audiences as a regular performer on the Genesian stage. An […]



Seaborn Cinema Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street, Neuitral Bay, NSW

GLUGS FILM NIGHT - GOODBYE MR.CHIPS 1969 Musical version, Peter O’Toole and Petula Clark The 1969 musical version of “Goodbye Mr Chips” is a beautiful, searing, heart warming romantic musical. What has endeared so many people to this film over the years in Leslie Bricusse’s magical music. (“Fill the World with Love” “You and I’ […]


Opera Australia at Home

OATV: Opera Australia on Demand. Experience some of Opera Australia’s grandest productions from the comfort of your own home. Fledermaus (1997) Australian legend Anthony Warlow leads an all star cast in this glittering operetta. (2hr28min.28sec) Don Pasquale (2013) (2hr 5min.54sec) BEHIND THE SCENES La Boheme – Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2018 Turandot – Handa […]

National Theatre – Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy (X-men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed live for cinemas from London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxanne. 1.00pm on Saturday 14 […]


HAYDEN ORPHEUM CREMORNE, NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON Since the first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from […]

Music in the Strand

S,B&W Foundation presents as part of the 35th Anniversary WORDS & MUSIC series: BRAD & DONNA with MUSIC IN THE STRAND Featuring the music of Coward, Novello, Grainger, Quilter, Parry & Elgar & more. A salon-styled journey through the songs & stories of London’s celebrated Strand & glorious West End. Premiered at St Mary le […]


Burning want – Peter Carroll on stage with Les Murray

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

Award-winning actor Peter Carroll will present a performance piece featuring the poetry of Les Murray in the Foundation's 35th Anniversary WORDS & MUSIC Series. Download PDF information brochure. A contribution to North Sydney Council’s 2021 Seniors Festival Free event Please book on 9955 5444 as seating is limited Running Time: 45 minutes without an interval […]

Salon Concert Series at The Langham Hotel: Amelia Farrugia

After a successful event at the Langham in December 2020 attended by many Friends of our Foundation, we have chosen another of these delightful concerts at this elegant hotel. Amelia Farrugia is one of Australia’s favourite sopranos, who has delighted audiences as the star of a wide range of productions from The Merry Widow to […]


WORDS AND MUSIC of Clara Schumann & Alma Mahler

Presented by Sandy Gore and Donna Balson. “Too often women must love where they admire, and admiring emulate, and by emulation are absorbed unto the myth of the master, in which they are most fervent believers.”These words from the 1971 book The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work by Germaine Greer, […]


Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

To celebrate National Trust Heritage month, join theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and theatre lovers for refreshments in the Seaborn Library. Then a leisurely walk and talk to the Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street North Sydney (1.7km) and on to Doris Fitton Park (0.7km). Share some stories of North Sydney’s rich theatrical history that […]

Geoffrey Chard and Marie Tysoe – The Marriage of Figaro

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

WORDS AND MUSIC in the Seaborn Library The Marriage of Figaro (1960 Australian Film - Language English) With Geoffrey Chard as Figaro and Marie Tysoe as Cherubino This was the sixth opera broadcast live from the ABC in Sydney and the first two hour Opera filmed live in Australia. Alan Burke was the producer. Settings […]


WORDS AND MUSIC – Paul Bentley

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

WORDS AND MUSIC in the Seaborn Library with Paul Bentley Paul Bentley was the manager of the Sydney Opera House highly-regarded Dennis Wolanski Library and Archives of the Performing Arts (1973-1996) until the collection was sadly dispersed to 17 separate locations. Now writing a book, The Lost Collection, Paul will share his experience and research […]


Sydney Theatre Company Virtual

Sydney Theatre Company are thrilled to bring you their online video series.Gathering their community of Australian theatre artists, this series is designed to plug that heart-shaped hole in our life. Enjoy this series of short, personal videos made by some of your favourite actors, directors and writers, plus tune in for live play readings. Hugo […]

Cirque du Soleil – 60 minute specials at cirqueconnect

Hour long acrobatic moments from all their live performances featuring fan-favourite shows. Varekai, Alegría, Quidam Luzia, Corteo, Volta Ovo, Alegria & Bazzar Mystere,”O”, KÀ Toruk, Amaluna, Dralion Plus classics like Saltimbanco. Go online:

Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner

The Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney 25 Bent Street,, Sydney, NSW

Sadly, we have been forced to cancel the Gala Dinner due to uncertainties surrounding future official COVID restrictions on venues and social gatherings. Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation Fundraising Gala Dinner Date: Thursday 14 October 2021 Where: The Union, University & Schools Club of Sydney Full details in future Newsletters Subscribe to SB&W Foundation makes […]


Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW

Kamahl has been in the Australian music industry for over 60 years, and throughout that time has made memorable TV and film appearances, as well as concerts. He was one of the first people to appear in concert at Sydney Opera House, and has also performed at the London Palladium and Carnegie Hall. Date: 4th […]