'Love Actually' in Concert Is Returning to Australia This Christmas to Spread Festive Rom-Com Cheer

To ‘Love Actually’ fans, this full orchestra-backed screening is perfect.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 26, 2022

When the end of the year hits, do you get 'Christmas is All Around', as sung by Bill Nighy, stuck in your head? Have you ever held up a piece of cardboard to tell the object of your affection that, to you, they're perfect? Does your idea of getting festive involve watching Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley, Rowan Atkinson and Martin Freeman, all in the same movie?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you clearly adore everyone's favourite Christmas-themed British rom-com, its high-profile cast and its seasonal humour. And, you've probably watched the beloved flick every December since it was first released in cinemas back in 2003. That's a perfectly acceptable routine, and one that's shared by many. But this year, you can do one better.

A huge success during its past tours of the UK and Australia (to the surprise of absolutely no one), Love Actually in Concert is returning in 2022 to make this festive season extra merry. It's exactly what it sounds like: a screening of the film accompanied by a live orchestra performing the soundtrack as the movie plays. And, to the jolly delight of Aussies around the country, it's heading to Brisbane, Hobart, Wollongong, the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Dates and times vary per city — and not all places have a venue locked in as yet — but obviously you'll be getting your Love Actually fix in the lead up to Christmas.

Here, you'll revisit the Richard Curtis-written and -directed film that you already know and treasure, step through its interweaved Yuletide stories of romance, and hear a live orchestra play the movie's soundtrack. And, yes, Christmas (and love) will be all around you.

Ticket on-sale dates vary per city, too, starting on Wednesday, September 28 in some places — but you can join the waitlist now no matter where you are.


Saturday, December 10 — 4pm, Great Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saturday, December 10 — time and venue TBC, Hobart
Wednesday, December 14 — 7.30pm, WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Thursday, December 15 — 7.30pm, The Star Gold Coast
Friday, December 16 — time and venue TBC, Adelaide
Saturday, December 17 — 4pm, Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney
Saturday, December 17 — 4pm, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saturday, December 17 — 4pm, Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre

Love Actually in Concert will tour Australia this December — head to the event's website for further details, and to join the waitlist, with tickets in some cities going on sale on Wednesday, September 28.

Published on September 26, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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