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Community, celebration and stars: Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024

Artistic Director Virgina Gay describes the tone of her inaugural Adelaide Cabaret Festival and enthuses about some of the program…

'A Night with Pastor Ace' by Ace R L. Image: Supplied. A non-binary person standing with their hands held in prayer, wearing a rainbow blazer and a dildo with googly eyes on their shoulder.

Conversion practice survivor spins story to comedic gold

Ace R L's 'sacrilegious musical comedy' brings their experience of church-led conversion practices out of the dark with humour, authenticity…


Summer festival season heats up as programs launch nationwide

Adelaide, Perth and Sydney Festivals launched their 2024 programs this week, with Mona Foma waiting eagerly in the wings.


Overcoming threshold anxiety

Geelong Arts Centre’s redevelopment opens the venue up to the public eye, in a way that’s deliberately designed to ensure…

Salamander, Brisbane Festival. Image: Damien Bredburg

Commitment to community at the Brisbane Festival

Celebrating home-grown talent, the Festival also includes significant international collaborations.


Coming home: Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns to Port Phillip

Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns with new energy and a wide range of acts after a bruising three years.


Celebrating audacious art made at Cabaret Fringe

Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival returns for 2023 with a new Festival Hub designed to bring emerging, regional and established artists…

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Australia’s first-ever festival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s works opens in Adelaide

A 10-day festival celebrating the comic genius of Gilbert and Sullivan is attracting new audiences and die-hard supporters.

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Shepparton Festival’s new direction raises the culture stakes

As one of Australia’s major regional arts festivals, Shepparton Festival is building on its multicultural heritage and demographical changes to…


Theatre, dance and circus highlights 2023 part 4: Victoria

More dates for your performing arts diary.

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