Chris Hadfield – AstronautLive on Stage


Commander Chris Hadfield leaped to worldwide fame by singing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ weightless, whilst Commander of the International Space Station. He returns to the State Theatre this August.

Chris Hadfield has accepted Lateral Event’s invitation to tour Australia in August, imparting the useful and practical lessons he’s learned throughout his remarkable career – in leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology – in space and on Earth.

Chris spent decades training as an astronaut and logged nearly 4,000 hours in space, orbiting Earth 2,600 times. During his multi-faceted career, he has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, been NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, broken into a Space Station with a Swiss Army Knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft.

As a metaphor for pursing our dreams, we’re often told to reach for the stars and Chris Hadfield literally did it. The commitment, intelligence, sacrifice and hard work that allow him to achieve his dreams have taught him some valuable lessons over his long career – and have left him with some incredibly riveting stories and advice to give.

Now he wishes to share his experiences. His passionate and inspiring talk will be at the State Theatre this August.

Tickets on sale from 9am on Monday 22nd May.

Children under 2 will be admitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat.



  • Premium: $145.00
  • A Reserve: $125.00
  • B Reserve: $89.00
  • C Reserve: $69.00

Notes: Handling and other fees may apply

Running Time:

  • Foyer doors: 6.30pm
    Auditorium doors: 7.00pm
    1st half: 7.30pm
    Interval: to be advised
    2nd half: to be advised
    Finish time: to be advised

Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice

  • Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
  • 7.30pm
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