Come From Away

The remarkable true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Come From Away
Comedy Theatre

Theatre Address

240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000


April 6th, 2022

Producers Rodney Rigby and Junkyard Dog Productions are thrilled to announce that tickets to the worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY, opening at Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts (HOTA) from 7 July 2022 for a strictly limited season, are NOW ON SALE!

Set to inspire audiences, COME FROM AWAY follows the incredible real-life journey of 7,000 air passengers who became grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in Canada in the wake of the September 11 tragedy. The small community that welcomed the ‘come from aways’ into their lives provided hope and compassion to those in need. Award-winning husband and wife duo David Hein and Irene Sankoff (book, music and lyrics), travelled to Newfoundland and interviewed thousands of locals, compiling their stories to share with the world.

The Australian company took Melbourne by storm when the Tony Award-winning musical premiered in July 2019, and again in its 2021 encore season. The show enjoyed months of standing ovations and universal acclaim, breaking box office records to become the most successful production in the Comedy Theatre’s 93-year history. Its success continued with sold out seasons and rave reviews at the Capitol Theatre and at QPAC in Brisbane.

Producer Rodney Rigby said, “I am thrilled to be bringing COME FROM AWAY to the sixth largest city in Australia, the Gold Coast ahead of embarking on a national tour. It is a rare opportunity that a first-class musical of this calibre is being presented on the HOTA stage, exactly as it is seen on Broadway and London’s West End.”