What’s in store in 2024 for the performing arts (part one)

As season announcements for 2024 begin to roll out across the country, we look in brief at some of next year’s potential performing arts highlights.
A white man in evening dress with baton raised dramatically conducts an orchestra, who are barely visible. The empty seats behind him suggest this is a rehearsal photo.

As we move towards the final quarter of the year, companies across Australia have begun rolling out their plans and programs for 2024.

Given that it’s not always possible for us to cover every single season launch in exhaustive detail, here then is a quick guide to just some of the many exciting works to have caught our eye for the coming year.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts