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Launch of the Australian Music Vault

Launch of the Australian Music Vault

A new cultural institution, the Australian Music Vault, was unveiled on Monday, in a purpose built exhibition space within the Art Centre Melbourne. Described by Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, as “more than just an exhibition space, it’s the beating heart” of Australian contemporary music.

Belvoir announces new opportunities for emerging and independent artists

Belvoir has announced a suite of major new opportunities for emerging and independent artists aimed at supporting the future of theatre locally and nationally.

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy to step down as Circus Oz Chair

Wendy McCarthy AO has announced that she will retire as Circus Oz Chair at the end of October after nine years in the role.

Latest features

The Curious Incident

The Curious Incident

One of the most anticipated shows of the year, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens in Melbourne tonight. Coinciding with this landmark production, the Arts Centre Melbourne has undertaken their largest ever Associated Program with almost fifty additional curious events designed to engage audiences and inspire the next generation of theatre makers.

Jennifer Sarah Dean

Jennifer Sarah Dean

After several successful seasons of outdoor entertainment, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with their latest production, Much Ado About Nothing. Heather Bloom speaks to Director, Jennifer Sarah Dean about the enduring nature of Shakespeare’s plays and what we can expect from the MSC’s interpretation of the original romantic comedy.

 

Betty Grumble

Betty Grumble

If you haven't experienced Betty Grumble, you should. If you think you could come up with a creation like Betty Grumble, you can't, unless you are Emma Maye Gibson, because Betty is the most unique force of Sex Clown you will ever behold. And she is here to delight and entertain you and save the world with her fierce love and loving anger.

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Meet Me at the Barre

NOVA Entertainment and The Australian Ballet have partnered to create Meet Me at the Barre, a compelling podcast series that steps into the world of ballet, unveiling the stories behind one of Australia’s most respected creative companies.

La Boite announce artist development programs for 2018

Three fantastic opportunities are on offer for Brisbane’s emerging to mid-career theatre makers; applications are now open for La Boite’s 2018 Artist Development Programs.

NIDA graduate picks up prestigious playwright award

Talented and prize-winning young playwright Emme Hoy was last night awarded the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

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FREE TIX - We Were There

Telling Australian stories by Australian women, We Were There is a new piece of verbatim theatre with a unique perspective of HIV and AIDS. Australian Stage has THREE DOUBLE passes to give away!

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The Merry Widow | Opera Australia

There’s a sense of anticipation as the curtain rises again on this classy looking OA production of Franz Lehár’s Merry Widow in the newly refurbished Joan Sutherland theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

The Wizard of Oz

All that glistens is not gold, it's largely green, as The Emerald City plays host to the Emerald City, in this glistening presentation of a bona fide classic.

Alice in Wonderland | 2018 Sydney Festival

Anti-progressives who rankle at the idea of open-minded education for children will probably not be thrilled by this portrayal of an indigenous Alice fighting to find the courage to shed her feminine clothing and play AFL… but good riddance to them.

Masterclass | The Kings Head Theatre

In the intimacy of the Lawler Theatre, the show starts off casually, with the house lights still up and Muggleton engaging in caustic banter with her audience, some of it improvised, warming to her role as Callas. But once the character of the prima donna is well established, she calls in the first student or ‘victim’ to face her formidable tutor.

Aquasonic | 2018 Sydney Festival

Aquasonic is a sonic exploration of water and the effects produced when instruments are played though it. It is part concert, part performance art and totally hypnotic.

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Launch of the Australian Music Vault

A new cultural institution, the Australian Music Vault, was unveiled on Monday, in a purpose built exhibition space within the Art Centre Melbourne. Described by Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, as “more than just an exhibition space, it’s the beating heart” of Australian contemporary music.

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