Surry Hills, NSW

Holding the Man Tickets

The love story which defined a generation, and a classic of the Australian stage, in a brand new production.
Holding the Man Tickets
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Holding the Man Tickets

About Holding the Man

At a Jesuit boys’ school, in 1970s Australia, Tim’s eye falls on the footy captain, John. To their mutual incredulity, they fall in love. A love that lasts as they — and the society around them — change, mature.

When they both test positive to something called HIV, dreams, liberations, boundless possibilities vanish into the ether. But Tim and John have each other, and they’ll need to hold on tight for what’s to come.

Deeply felt, frank and moving, Tim Conigrave’s memoir of living and dying changed Australia. Tommy Murphy’s 2006 adaptation became an instant hit, and brought a new audience to this heartfelt and laugh-out-loud-in-the-sadness story of queer identity and the quirks of love.

Start date

March 9th, 2024

End date

April 14th, 2024




Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre

25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia, 2010


GETTING TO THE VENUE: Belvoir St Theatre is centrally located in Surry Hills, at 25 Belvoir Street, and close to a lot of major public transport.

BY TRAIN: The theatre is a five-minute walk from the Devonshire St/Chalmers St exit of Central Station.

BY LIGHT RAIL: The theatre is also a five-minute walk from Surry Hills Light Rail Stop and approximately seven-minute uphill walk from Chalmers Street Light Rail Stop.

BY BUS: Buses travel along Chalmers St, Elizabeth St and Cleveland St.

BY CAR: There is no onsite parking, but limited timed parking is available on the streets around the theatre. On Sundays parking is unlimited.

More information about Holding the Man

"Tim’s book is more than a memoir, it’s a social history of our country told through the love and lives of a gay couple – particularly that vanishing time of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Tommy’s adaptation is joyful and bold and crying out for a new production as we reach the thirtieth anniversary of Tim’s death. And these two actors are perfect, perfect for it. It feels right to return it to the Sydney stage so we can remember what we lost and remind ourselves what we found."Eamon Flack, Artistic Director of Belvoir

Playwright: Tommy Murphy

Original Author: Timothy Conigrave

Director: Eamon Flack

Costume Designer: Mel Page

Cast: Danny Ball, Tom Conroy, Russell Dykstra, Rebecca Massey, Guy Simon and Shannen Alyce Quan

Frequently asked questions

Which theatre is Holding the Man at?

Holding the Man is at Surry Hills's Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre.

How much are tickets for Holding the Man?

Holding the Man tickets start at $60.

How do you get tickets for Holding the Man?

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