An Evening with Richard Dawkins – 2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates Announced



2023 Australia and New Zealand Tour Dates Announced

TEG Dainty has today announced that world-renowned evolutionary biologist, author, and public intellectual, Richard Dawkins, will make his highly anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand in February 2023 for a national tour.

The tour will start in Melbourne on Friday 17 February and then head to Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane, before winding up with two shows in New Zealand.

Friday 17 February                 Plenary                                   Melbourne
Saturday 18 February            Darling Harbour Theatre        Sydney
Tuesday 21 February             Riverside Theatre                   Perth
Thursday 23 February            City Hall                                  Brisbane
Saturday 25 February             Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre          Auckland
Sunday 26 February               The Opera House                   Wellington

Tickets go on sale Thursday 30 June, 10:00 am local time. Visit for tickets & tour info.

One of the most respected scientists of our time, Richard Dawkins speaks frankly about the importance of science and reason and is revered for his unapologetic appraisals of critical thinking.

Dawkins is the best-selling author of landmark books The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, and he has earned millions of admirers the world over through his passion for the wonders of science and the vital importance of reason.

After last touring here in 2018, the preeminent thinker—and world’s most prominent atheist—returns to our shores in 2023 for an unscripted conversation tackling a variety of topics, spanning science, religion and more.

Delivered with his signature rigor and wit, this is an evening of wisdom and insight not to be missed. 

About Richard Dawkins:

Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, and public intellectual. He is the founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (2006), an organisation that seeks to promote scientific literacy and a secular worldview.

From 1995 to 2008, Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature.

An internationally best-selling author, Dawkins’ books include The Ancestor’s TaleThe Selfish GeneThe Blind WatchmakerClimbing Mount ImprobableUnweaving the RainbowA Devil’s ChaplainThe God DelusionThe Greatest Show on EarthThe Magic of Reality, his two-part autobiography An Appetite for Wonder and A Brief Candle in the Dark released in 2015, and Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.

His highly acclaimed 1976 title, The Selfish Gene, argued that natural selection takes place at the genetic rather than species or individual level. It is here that he famously introduced the concept of “memes”.

“Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do.”
― Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene

The 2006 best-selling The God Delusion offers insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society.

“There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion



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