Derwent Regency Festival 2020

Celebrate the Regency era in style with an evening at Narryna, dance workshops in North Hobart and a Grand Regency Ball in the fine St James Church Hall in New Town and a House and Garden Party of Regency activities and food at the historic Glen Derwent Estate, New Norfolk.

Friday 27th November:

Georgian and Regency Evening at Narryna Heritage Museum: Regency costume showings, exhibition and tours of Narryna house (1830s merchant house), including convict women's stories, refreshments in the garden, maypole dancing, meet and greet other festival goers.

Saturday 28th November:

Grand Regency Ball: Dance or enjoy the spectacle

Divine period music including many Tasmanian pieces, by Van Diemen’s Angels (harp, piano, fiddle and flute)

Dancing Master David Wanless will lead you through an evening of fun and lively dances. No partner or dancing experience required, though attending the morning workshop would make it even more fun. Dress in something period or formal if you can.

St James Hall, 462 Elizabeth St, New Town (opposite Blue Gum, off Rupert Avenue, behind church)

There are also dance workshops during the day on the Saturday, at the North Hobart Uniting Church Hall. Further details at

Sunday 29th November:

Regency House & Garden Party: A day of Regency activities, fine food and tea at the historic Glen Derwent Heritage Retreat in the lovely Derwent valley. Your ticket includes all-day delicious period sweet and savoury food and hot and cold drinks as well as Regency dancing, live music, croquet, historic tours, maypole dancing, roses, peacocks and heritage sheep to view in the gorgeous grounds and period games to play. Period attire admired but not required.

Tickets: or at the door.

Tickets are available for individual sessions – you are most welcome to come to any or all of the events. Early bird, session and discounted weekend tickets are available.


Things have changed. See our conditions of entry at

All ages welcome.

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Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

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