Yep, she’s back. Before embarking on a national tour, 2017’s smash hit returns to Belvoir for a special encore season, fresh after a nomination for the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting as part of the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Part road story, part family drama, part political cry from the heart, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a deeply personal play and high-octane rock gig all in one, featuring the powerhouse duo of Ursula Yovich and Elaine Crombie, and a very tight band keeping the night alive.

Barbara blew the roof off Belvoir last year, and the demand from around the country has risen to a clamour – it had to come back. So if you missed it last time, here’s your chance. And if you were lucky enough to see it, well it’s just as good the second, third or fourth time around (we speak from experience). It’s important, it’s bloody well done, and it’s fiercely entertaining.

“This is a wonderfully stirring show, funny and moving. It enriches the heart.” The Australian

Produced in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions Pty Ltd

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation



Songs by Alana Valentine, Ursula Yovich, & Adm Ventoura*
Set Designer Stephen Curtis
Costume Designer Chloe Greaves
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
Musical Rehearsal Director Adm Ventoura
Performing Musical Director Jessica Dunn
Lighting Realiser Matt Cox
Assistant Director Riley Spadaro
Stage Manager Cecilia Nelson
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss

*Vicki Gordon also contributed music to ‘Tick Sista’, Merenia Gillies contributed music to ‘Chained to You’, and James Warwick Shipstone contributed to ‘Pieces’.

Performance Times

4 – 28 April 2019
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 4 April

Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 5 April

Post-show Q&A
16 April, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 18 April

Running Time
1 Hour 40 Minutes (No Interval)


Book a subscription to secure tickets to Barbara & The Camp Dogs and save up to 31% on single ticket prices.

Single tickets on sale now. 

Centre Left/Right
Weekday + Sat Mat Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday + Sat Mat Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ $80 $85 $70 $75 $80 $65
Mates Rates (Adult) $70 $75 $60 $70 $75 $60
Senior* $70 $75 $60 $65 $70 $55
Concession† $60 $65 $50 $55 $60 $45
30-Down# $58 $48 $53 $43
Previews $54 $54 $49 $49
Student Saver# $45 $35 $40 $30


On stage seating
Weekday + Sat Mat Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Stool Seat Stool Seat Stool Seat
Full Price (adult)^ $37 $58 $40 $62 $32 $50
Concession† $37 $51 $40 $54 $32 $42
Previews $26 $38 $26 $38 $26 $38

* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards. For 2019 productions, these prices can also be accessed by Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the Writing NSW.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.
^ Tickets to Sunday performances have an added $5 surcharge.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.



★★★★ 1/2

With lyrics as sharp as its sense of social justice, it’s an electrifying rock’n’roll gig, a hilarious buddy comedy and a bruising road trip all rolled into one.

The Age


In the skilled hands of director Leticia Cáceres, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is both deeply funny and deeply moving; a big-hearted production that may just break your heart a little.



Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a journey to be witnessed, with bite, ballads, bangers and belly laughs. Raw and romping, turbulent and true-hearted, it is another female-led hit in Belvoir’s program line-up this year.

Audrey Journal


On Stage Seating

To bring Barbara and the Camp Dogs to life, we’re transforming Belvoir into one of Sydney’s iconic pub rock venues – and we’d love audiences to watch the show from the comfort of a couch, table or bar stool on stage. Immerse yourself in the full rock gig experience – and witness Ursula Yovich, Elaine Crombie and their band unleash their extraordinary musical talents from your seat on stage.


Patrons sitting on stage will enjoy reduced ticket prices.

Couches and Tables

Seating on stage will include a mixture of couches and chairs at tables. All tickets are general admission and there are no guarantees on which type of seat you receive. Patrons are seated on a first-come, first-served basis – our friendly ushers will be on hand to assist. Full price tickets for couches and tables start from $50 and concession tickets start from are $42. All tickets for couches and tables are $38 for previews.

Bar Stools

Patrons can also choose to sit on bar stools seated at high tables for a heavily discounted price. These seats are located closest to the band. All stools are general admission and depending on the day of the performance prices start from $32 ($26 for previews). Please note: all stools are cushioned and have a back.

To buy on stage tickets, please follow the regular purchase pathway. You’ll have the opportunity to select on stage seating when you’re presented with the seating map in the purchase pathway.


Length of time

Patrons will be seated on stage for the entire run of the performance, which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, without an interval.

Sound & lights

On stage patrons will experience loud music, bright lights and potentially disorientating theatrical effects. Please keep this in mind before purchasing on stage seating.

Cloak your stuff

We recommend you cloak your personal belongings at box office before the show commences. Bags and jackets will not be permitted on stage.


If you have queries about accessibility and sitting on stage, please contact Box Office on (02) 9699 3444.

Belvoir Staff

Belvoir staff will be on hand to direct you to your seat on stage and answer your questions.