"It is an exciting and dynamic dramatic experience, not to be missed."
Tim Bowden, Author

It's January 1834. The Frederick, the last ship built at the convict settlement of Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour, is about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur. Ten convict shipwrights have other ideas. So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of The Ship That Never Was.

The Ship That Never Was is a live professional theatre production, performing in Strahan since January 1994, written by Richard Davey and produced by The Round Earth Company.

The play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! Delightful family entertainment not to be missed!

The Ship That Never Was - Live Performances - September to May:

Where: At the Richard Davey Amphitheatre, next to the West Coast Information Centre, 12 The Esplanade, Strahan
When: Every Day at 5.30pm
How Long: approx. 1 hour 15 min
How Much: Adults $25.00, Concession $20.00, Student (18 yrs & over) $12.50, Children (4-17 yrs) $2.50, Family (2 adults & 2 or more children 4-17 yrs) $55.00
Ticket sales from 5:00pm. Cash, credit card and EFTPOS facilities available.
(Please note: Prices are subject to change)

The Ship That Never Was - THE MOVIE - June to August:

Where: At the Risby Cove Theatrette, next to the Risby Cove Restaurant, 57-67 The Esplanade, Strahan
When: Every Day at 5.30pm
How Long: approx. 1 hour 20 min
How Much: Adults $10.00, Children (4-17 yrs) $2.50
Ticket sales from 5:00pm
(Please note: Prices are subject to change)

Group Bookings
Advanced bookings necessary for all groups of 10 or more.
A special rate is offered at the regular 5.30pm performance for group bookings.
For groups of 30 or more a performance can be scheduled for another time.

Do I need to make a booking?
No. There is no need to make a booking for less than 10 people.
Where can I buy tickets?
You can purchase tickets at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre between 5:00pm and 5:30pm each day, just before the performance starts.
Cash, credit cash and EFTPOS facilities available.
Tickets are also available from the West Coast Visitor Information Centre, World Heritage Cruises and Gordon River Cruises.
Where is the Richard Davey Amphitheatre?
Address: 12 The Esplanade, Strahan.
Situated directly outside the West Coast Visitor Information Centre.
Will the performance go ahead if it rains?
The Richard Davey Amphitheatre is under cover and the performance will go ahead even if it rains. It is outdoors so if it's cool, please make sure you wear warm clothes.