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Watch The Phantom of the Opera Free This Weekend

The free screenings of The Phantom of the Opera have now concluded, but you can see a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical or concert free each weekend on YouTube channel

Sole Sessions Launches Online with Daniel Assetta in Songs Unsung

With audiences and artists in lockdown and shows cancelled everywhere, SOLE SESSIONS aims to ease the feeling of isolation by bringing Australian live entertainment into homes across the country and around the world.

Featuring performances recorded in isolation during the global Coronavirus pandemic, the first SOLE SESSION will take place on Saturday 18 April and star Daniel Assetta in SONGS UNSUNG, which was originally to be performed at Sydney’s Claire’s Kitchen in May.

St John Passion Digitally Reimagined by Sydney Philharmonia

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs couldn't let the Easter weekend pass without a moment to share the glory and beauty of Bach's St John Passion. The Choirs had originally intended to perform this piece at Sydney Town Hall on Easter Saturday, but as the Covid-19 pandemic forced us all into isolation, they started working towards a plan to record a section for digital release this weekend instead.

MEAA Media Release

Federal Government goes missing in action on income support for arts and entertainment workers

 

37th Annual Green Room Awards

With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the mass shutdown of public events across Australia, including Melbourne's planned Green Room Awards Ceremony on the 30th of March, the Green Room Awards Association held its first-ever Online Awards Presentation on the 6th of April, 2020. 

2020 Helpmann Awards Cancelled

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced with deep regret the annual Helpmann Awards will not be presented in 2020.

The decision to cancel this year’s presentation is in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its impact on live performance venues and productions across the country.

“Due to restrictions on public gatherings, it was simply not feasible to proceed with our planning for the 2020 Helpmann Awards,” said LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson.

Green Room Awards Ceremony Goes Ahead Online

With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the mass shutdown of public events across Victoria and the country, including the planned Green Room Awards Ceremony on the 30th of March, the Green Room Awards Association has announced details of its first-ever Online Awards Presentation from 7pm on the 6th of April, 2020. 

Don’t Call Us …

Coral Drouyn looks at the dreaded audition process which all performers face at some time in their careers.

“God I hope I get it.

I hope I get it.

How many people does he need?”

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 Cancelled

Media Release

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 has been cancelled, following the South Australian Government’s declaration of a public health emergency, and ban on non-essential gatherings of 100 people or more at indoor premises including Adelaide Festival Centre. There are also travel bans in force which affect artists coming from interstate and overseas to South Australia. 

Morning Melodies to go on at Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne will start to broadcast upcoming Arts Centre Melbourne performances online where possible.