2 June 2023

Things to do in the Riverina this week (2 - 8 June)

| Jarryd Rowley
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Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre is going to be buzzing this week as it will be hosting several shows, including The Riverina Dance Festival and Wagga Wagga Comedy Fest. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

Shows, shows and even more shows. Wagga is the place to be this weekend and shows are the talk of the town, whether it be music, dance, comedy or even LEGO – the watercooler talk next week will be about which show you saw.

For some keen theatre goers, the Civic Theatre will be their second home this week as every day there is another brilliant act, starting with the Riverina Dance Festival, in which some of the region’s best public school dancers get their opportunity to shine.

It continues on Saturday and Sunday with the Robertson Brothers showcasing their wide variety of musical talent with their 60s tribute show. Then starting on Thursday, The Wagga Comedy Fest kicks off with the Great Wagga Comedy Fest Debate.

If the King of Rock and Roll is more your vibe, Tilly’s is the place for you Friday night as Anthony Petrucci brings his world-famous Elvis impersonation to the stage, so be sure to slip on your blue suede shoes and book your tickets now.

All Weekend


Wagga’s LEGO enthusiasts get ready, as Graham Draper and his team at Playwell Events are bringing some of the most impressive LEGO designs you will ever see to the Wagga Wagga RSL Club. Photo: Playwell Events.

Wagga Wagga Brick Show 2023

When: Saturday 3 June, 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 4 June, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga RSL Club
Cost: $10 per person, $45 for family of five, under three years – free.

Playwell Events return to Wagga with more than 60 tables worth of their best LEGO builds and designs for this year’s Wagga Wagga Brick Show. Visitors to this year’s show can expect to see lots of different models as well as a couple of their more popular models from last year. Visitors will also get the opportunity to purchase LEGO sets and parts from vendors. Purchase your tickets here.

The Robertson Brothers

Fresh from their sold-out national tour, the Robertson Brothers bring their variety show paying tribute to classic 60s acts to the Civic Theatre. Photo: Supplied.

Robertson Brothers 1960s Variety Show Wagga Wagga

When: Saturday 3 June, 8 pm to 10:30 pm, Sunday 4 June, 11 am to 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm to 6 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: Adult $79.95, concession $74.95.

Geoff and Ben Robertson are back as your charming and cheeky hosts for this nostalgic night of entertainment as they pay tribute to the musical giants of the 1960s – The Bee Gees, Simon and Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Frankie Valli, The Everly Brothers, Neil Sedaka and The Seekers. Book your tickets here.


Graphic for Riverina Dance Festival 2023

The best dancers from Riverina public schools get the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of their peers at the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre on Friday. Photo: Supplied.

Riverina Dance Festival

When: Friday 2 June 2023, 12:30 pm to 3 pm & 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: Adults $28, concession $17, child $17.

The Riverina Dance Festival is an event for public schools across the Riverina and beyond. The festival promotes dance education by engaging students by offering a performance opportunity to schools in a professional setting. Showcasing students from Kindergarten to Year 12, each performance will display the passion, skills and creativity of students and teachers as they explore the art of dance.

Poster for Elvis tribute act

Anthony Petrucci is one of the best Elvis tribute acts touring the world today, and when he makes his way to Wagga on Friday night, be prepared to be blown away. Photo: Supplied.

ELVIS by Anthony Petrucci Live at Tilly’s Wagga

When: Friday, 2 June – dinner 6:30 pm, show, 8 pm
Where: Tilly’s Wagga
Cost: $35.

A show not to be missed for any Elvis Presley fan! Anthony Petrucci is a world-renowned Elvis tribute artist from Melbourne, who at the age of 20 made his first national television appearance on Channel 9’s Star Struck portraying Elvis Presley and went on to win the competition allowing him to perform in one of the longest running tribute shows in existence, the world-famous Legends In Concert at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. Now in Wagga, Anthony will make you think you’re watching Elvis live in person.


People dancing

The Downside Hall is one of the most carefully preserved community halls in the state. Photo: VisitNSW.

Downside Bush Dance

When: Saturday 3 June, 7:30 pm
Where: Downside Hall, Downside-Shepherds Siding Road
Cost: Adults $4, children $2.

Somewhere between Wagga Wagga and Coolamon in the southwest of New South Wales is arguably one of the best preserved old-time community halls in the state. A great time for the whole family and just 20 minutes out of Wagga! Join them and enjoy a night of music and dancing at the Downside Hall every month.


Hosted by the instantly recognisable Leigh Ryan, this year’s Great Wagga Comedy Fest Debate features local legends Jamie Way, Peter J Casey, Bronwyn Lewis, Sally Bryant, Tim Kurylowicz and Grant Lurhs. Image: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre.

The Great Wagga Comedy Fest Debate

When: Thursday 7 June, 7 pm
Where: E3 Art Space, Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
Cost: $25.

Arguing the topic ‘Are smartphones making us stupid?are six of Wagga’s most recognisable figures: Jamie Way, Peter J Casey, Bronwyn Lewis, Sally Bryant, Tim Kurylowicz and Grant Lurhs. Kicking off the Wagga Comedy Fest, the debate is one of the hottest tickets at the festival and promises to deliver an evening of laughs. Book your tickets here for a night filled with comedy at the E3 Art Space at the Wagga Wagga Civic Centre.

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