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Digital lottery launches for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Digital lottery launches for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

From this Friday 11 January the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin releasing 40 tickets for every performance of the play for $40 per part.

Red Stitch announce 2019 season

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre today announced their 2019 season, including five Australian premieres and another world premiere from the company’s INK program

Circa receive Touring Legend Award

Australian contemporary circus, Circa, has been awarded the PAC Australia Touring Legend Award for 2018.

Latest jobs

LIGHTING TECHNICIAN WANTED | 6 MONTH TOUR LIGHTING TECHNICIAN WANTED | 6 MONTH TOUR

Employer: Pace Entertainment Group
Category: Technical/Backstage
Location: International

Pace Entertainment Group have 1x Lighting Technician position on offer for a six month contract of Australia & New Zealand with a touring music & dance show.


Senior Director of Marketing and Audience DevelopmentSenior Director of Marketing and Audience Development

Employer: Searchlight Partners
Category: Marketing/Management
Location: International

Seeking a Senior Director of Marketing & Audience Development for the Stratford Festival, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company.


Mechanical Installation TechnicianMechanical Installation Technician

Employer: HME Services Pty Ltd
Category: Technical/Backstage
Location: Sydney

Looking for something different? HME Services is an industry leader of installing theatrical infrastructure and wants you to join our team. Multiple full time positions available.


Latest features

Melbourne launch of Muriel’s Wedding

Melbourne launch of Muriel’s Wedding

After entertaining guests and media with an irreverent look back at the journey to find her, Director Simon Philips gave way to the young woman taking on the role of iconic outsider Muriel Heslop in the upcoming Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical – and she’s anything but terrible!

Luke Leonard

Luke Leonard

I recently stumbled upon a story-telling night happening at Fitzroy's Kodiak Club. Run and MC'd by local comedian Luke Leonard, it was largely cast with other popular local comedians. But this was no mere comedy gig.

2018 Byron Writers Festival

2018 Byron Writers Festival

Countdown to the 22nd Byron Writers Festival (‘Where Stories Take You’) and once again the Festival brochure is out, whetting our appetite for all things creative, in a writerly fashion!

Community news

Applications open for CAAP Directors Initiative

Applications are now open for the two-year Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Directors Initiative at Melbourne Theatre Company.

Artist Callout: 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival

The 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival is back!

Applications now open for 2018 Indigenous Scholarship Program

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, is proudly continuing the Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018 with an expanded program designed to foster career pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in the performing arts.

Free stuff

FREE TIX - Stark and Dormy

The latest creation by local award-winning outfit Bunk Puppets, Stark and Dormy is the ultimate dark comedy adventure featuring puppetry, sketch comedy, and unabashedly cool Lo-Fi effects. Australian Stage has TWO DOUBLE passes to give away!

Most read reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Arguably one of the most popular and fiercely loved franchises of all time, JK Rowling’s creation of the wizarding world of Hogwarts and beloved characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to delight children and adults with books, films, studio tours and a real life Platform 9 ¾ at London’s Kings Cross.

Seed Bomb | subtlenuance

Mind change trumps tree change in Daniela Giorgi’s Seed Bomb, a subtle, combustible comedy.

Romeo & Juliet | Australian Shakespeare Company

Currently celebrating their 30th year as Australia’s largest independent theatre company, the stalwart of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” continues to present the classics to audiences much to their delight.

Natalie Clein and Katya Apekisheva | Musica Viva Australia

I fell in love with Natalie Clein. Warm, unegotistical yet engaging, she spoke to the audience in the same vein as a simple remark attributed to her in the program, “The music is more important than me.”

Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Jersey Boys is a perfectly timed piece of nostalgia backed by a brilliant soundtrack.

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