This Sunday February 18th, the Hobart Penitentiary is hosting their second ‘Jazz in the Yard’ event with the Django’s Tiger Quintet, a popular local jazz band who play swinging gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt.

This family-friendly free event will be held in the exercise yard of the old Penitentiary on the corner of Brisbane and Campbell Streets from 3.30pm until 6.30pm, with a large variety of drinks available for purchase and the Taco Taco truck serving delicious Mexican street food.

The first of these events was a huge success with thousands of people registering interest on social media, excited to see the unique space utilised in a new and exciting way. This second event will be ticketed to avoid people missing out on tickets, tickets are available online via or on the door subject to availability.

The Hobart Penitentiary Chapel was the dark heart of the convict system in Tasmania. Behind the prison walls, 55,000 men ate, prayed, slept and were punished. The heritage site still boasts intact supreme courtrooms, underground tunnels, solitary cells, exercise yard, chapel and still-working gallows.


WHEN Sunday 18th February, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
WHERE Hobart Convict Penitentiary – Cnr Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart
WHAT Jazz in the Yard – Free jazz, food, and drinks in the old prison exercise yard!