Ship That Never Was – The

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Australia’s longest running play ‘The Ship That Never Was’ tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the last Great Escape from Sarah Island.
The play is based on a real event in 1834 when the last ship built at the convict settlement in Macquarie Harbour was about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur but was hijacked by ten convict shipwrights. So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of ‘The Ship That Never Was’.
Delightful interactive family entertainment not to be missed.
‘The Ship That Never Was’ is a live professional theatre production, performing in Strahan since 1994, written by Richard Davey and produced by The Round Earth Company.
Performed daily from September until May. Closed Christmas Day.
The play duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Advance bookings are necessary for all groups over ten people.


Art & Culture Carpark Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking Disabled access available History & Heritage Public Toilet Wheelchair access


ADULT From $20 to $25

Adults $25
Concession $20

CHILD From $2.5 to $12.5

Children (4-13 years) $2.5
Students (14 years and over) $12.50
Children 3 years and under FREE

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  • ALL Open 17:00 to 19:00
  • 2017-12-25 Closed

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