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Caribbean Pirates at the Polly Woodside

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A ship-shape family adventure on the Yarra
Ahoy there me hearties, are you ready for a swashbuckling pirate adventure on the Yarra?

The Australian Shakespeare Company introduces the Caribbean Pirates to the Polly Woodside Tall Ship on Melbourne's South Wharf this January, in an exclusive hour-long interactive theatre production, performed on the shore and on the decks of the ship itself.

Caribbean Pirates
Caribbean Pirates


Major Key, Larry (who should be Sally!) the mysterious Gypsy Pirate, Empty Drawer, Scurvy Dave and the 'baddy' pirate Captain Cutthroat, tell tales of their life at seas.

Polly Woodside
Polly Woodside


Actors from The Australian Shakespeare Company work wonders to captivate their audience, with ship-shape pirate sing songs, sword-fight battles, a lost treasure map and a hunt to find pieces of eight!

Caribbean Pirate Crew
Caribbean Pirate Crew


The Buccaneers, with help from their trusty new crew; the lads and lasses in the audience, go in search of lost gold on shore and on The Polly Woodside ship. The tale ends with an epic battle to capture Captain Cutthroat, and find the missing treasure map.

Found Treasure!
Found Treasure!


Pirate Hand Stamps
Pirate Hand Stamps


This is an outdoor show, with an undercover shaded area with seats for the old salt's and landlubbers in the audience, the lads and lasses have ample cushioned floor seats, close to all the action.

Camera's and video recording equipment is not permitted throughout the show, however photograph opportunities are available with the pirate crew at the end of the show.

Caribbean Pirates at Polly Woodside
Caribbean Pirates at Polly Woodside


If you're up for some hearty pirate action this January, 10am and 6pm shows continue to run through to 25 January, tickets can be booked online here. Cash sales from the on-site box office from 30 minutes prior to the performance start time (subject to availability).

If you are attending a 10.00am show you can tour the Polly Woodside after the show for an extra $5.00 payable on site to the Polly Woodside staff.
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Why? A swashbuckling family adventure
When: Performances 10am and 6pm
Phone: 1300 122 344
Where: 21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf (on the Yarra in front of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre)
Cost: Single tickets, $25, Family of four (1 ticket admits four people of any age) $90
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