Heritage & Arts

The Ship that Never Was


The Richard Davey Amphitheatre,
12 The Esplanade, Strahan


Australia’s longest running play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story about the last Great Escape from Sarah Island.

The play is based on a real event in 1834 when the last ship built at the convict settlement in Macquarie Harbour was about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur but was hijacked by ten convict shipwrights. So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of 'The Ship That Never Was'.

Fun, interactive, family entertainment!

Session Times:

Performed at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre in Strahan at 5:30pm every day (September to May). Closed Christmas Day.

The play duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Advance bookings are necessary for all groups over ten people.