News: Arts

Opera Australia reveals new Artistic Director’s inaugural season

Opera Australia has revealed the inaugural season by incoming Artistic Director Jo Davies, marking an exciting new chapter for the country’s largest performing arts company. Davies…

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Oct 25, 2023 Arts / Culture / Entertainment /


Parramatta could be an ‘events mecca’ if more NSW Government funding was invested in Sydney’s west

The City of Parramatta is calling on the NSW Government to increase its funding in Sydney’s west to enable the hosting of major events and festivals after a record-breaking…

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Oct 24, 2023 Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance /


Record attendances at Adelaide Festival Centre for hit musical Mary Poppins has positive impact on South Australian economy

The hit musical Mary Poppins was one of the highest attended productions at Adelaide Festival Centre, with record breaking attendances since the pandemic of more than 110,000 and attracted…

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Oct 24, 2023 Arts / Entertainment / Tourism / Venues /


APRA AMCOS Annual Report reveals closure of 1,300 live music venues

More than 1,300 live music venues and stages across the nation have been lost permanently since the start of pandemic restrictions, constricting Australia’s live music scene for…

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Oct 20, 2023 ByNigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Venues /


ARIA and PPCA welcome NSW Government’s regulatory overhaul of live entertainment

Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) have welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a package to “put…

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Oct 20, 2023 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Legal / Venues /


Millie Millgate announced as inaugural Director of Music Australia

Creative Australia has announced the appointment of Millie Millgate to the role of Director of Music Australia. Adrian Collette, Chief Executive of Creative Australia advised "Millie…

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Oct 20, 2023 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Venues /


NSW Government vibrancy package aims to protect and empower live music industry

The NSW government is introducing a package of reforms to overhaul regulatory frameworks and remove red tape to help the state’s live music industry to thrive - encouraging…

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Oct 19, 2023 Arts / Entertainment / Legal / Venues /


Adelaide Festival Centre and riverbank precincts to light up with OzAsia Festival 2023   

Opening tonight, OzAsia Festival 2023 will deliver more than 190 indoor and outdoor events across 18 days - lighting up the Adelaide Festival Centre and riverbank precincts with…

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Oct 19, 2023 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Events / Venues /


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