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VMA Presents ‘After Five’ Function in Sydney

VMA Presents ‘After Five’ Function in Sydney
June 11, 2010

The Venue Management Association [Asia and Pacific] (VMA) is to stage its latest 'After Five' function at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 24th June.

The event, which will run from 5.30 to 7.30pm will be held in the Opera House's Utzon Room and will be addressed by the Opera House Chief Executive Richard Evans.

Given recent concerns and reports about the venue's infrastructure and the NSW Government's announcement that it will back a $152 million refurbishment, Evans' address '21st Century Issues in a 20th Century Building' will be extremely timely.

Richard Evans - biography.
Evans began his career working as a freelance promoter, publicist, stage and production manager eventually taking on the role of Executive Producer with the New Zealand Puppet Theatre. In 1993, Evans moved to Australia, working with the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle later moving on to take up the position of General Manager of the DeckChair Theatre Company.

In 1995 he joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia as Associate Producer. Richard was General Manager of Bell Shakespeare Company from 1997 until 2002 when he became General Manager of The Australian Ballet and Executive Director in 2004.

He was Secretary of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group during 2000/01, served on the Executive Council of the Australian Entertainment Industry Association from 2002 to 2005, and was Chairman of the board of Lucy Guerin Inc from 2006 to 2007. He became Chief Executive of the Sydney Opera House in 2008.

Evans is also Chair of the Performing Arts and Arts Management Advisory Committee of the AsiaLink Arts Program.

The event will also feature a presentation to this year's recipient of the AEG Ogden PVMS Scholarship.

To attend, please RSVP by email to the VMA on Email:


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