Ballarat National Theatre

Our 2023 High Tea date is TBA. See info on 2022 below.

Ballarat National Theatre presents a Jane Austen High Tea fundraiser at Craig's Royal Hotel

Austen fans are invited to join us at Craig's Royal Hotel for a delightful high tea, during our season of Mr Bennet's Bride. 

Venue location:

Craig's Royal Hotel
10 Lydiard St South,

This event will be a celebration of our series of Austen works including Pride and Prejudice (directed by Alexandra Meerbach), Pride and Prejudice Podcast (co-created by Liana Emmerson and Olivia French), Mr Bennet's Bride (directed by Megan J Riedl and written by Emma Wood) and the upcoming Persuasion Podcast (directed by Liana Emmerson).

The high tea will take place after the Sunday matinee performance of Mr Bennet's Bride, so that audience members of that performance can attend.

The event is inclusive of a glass of bubbles & a selection of edibles reflective of the era.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased directly from Craig's Royal Hotel by phone between 9 am and 4pm on (03) 5331 1377. Enquire via email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A portion of the ticket price will go to Ballarat National Theatre for our community theatre projects.






 Dietary adjustments available on request at time of booking

Roast beef, watercress & horseradish cream
Cheddar & Pickle on Rye

Cucumber Mousse & Smoked Salmon morsel

Currant Scone with Clotted Cream

Traditional English Trifle
Earl Grey shortbread cookies with Lemon Glaze
Chocolate Brandy Truffles

Selection of Teas & Freshly brewed coffee


Dress code

Any attire that makes you happy is welcome at this event. If you would like to dress in an Austen-era costume you will be eligible for the award of "Obstinate Headstrong Girl".


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Jane Austen High Tea - The Ballarat Times - September 2022
Jane Austen High Tea - The Ballarat Times - September 2022