ARCHIVED News Archive

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Enabling, Energising NEON Festival Wins

Melbourne Theatre Company's NEON Festival of Independent Theatre has been named Best of Australian Arts 2013 in the theatre category awarded by The Monthly – Australia’s leading national magazine about politics, society and culture.  Read More

MTC new ED announced

Melbourne Theatre Company's Chairman, Derek Young, today announced that Virginia Lovett has been appointed Executive Director and will take up the role on 7 January 2013.  Read More

Cash-starved company the canary in the orchestral coalmine

Lack of funds may force Orchestra Victoria to close, with repercussions for opera and ballet

STRIKE down the band? Orchestra Victoria's management has lurched from crisis to crisis this year and now it is poised to crown its annus horribilis by posting yet another operating deficit that will come close to eroding its cash reserves completely.  Read More

AMPAG Companies win 23 Helpmann Awards

Live Performance Australia presented their 10th annual Helpmann Awards at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 6 September 2010.   Read More

Opera Australia's "Bliss" tops nominations at 2010 Helpmann Awards

The 2010 Helpmann Award nominations were announced on 2 August and AMPAG companies are frontrunners for the major awards, having 60% of all nominations in eligible categories.  Read More

AMPAG Companies take top honours at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards

The 2010 Australian Dance Awards were announced on Sunday, 20th June in Melbourne with judges choosing from over 450 nominations received for the ten award categories for works presented in 2009.  Read More

Black Swan supports Richard Burton Award for New Plays

The judging panel for the Richard Burton Award for New Plays has been announced. The panel will be chaired by Sally Burton and will include Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Kate Cherry, Adam Mitchell, director of Black Swan’s HotBed Ensemble, Stephen Bevis, arts editor at The West Australian and Terri-ann White, director and publisher of UWA Publishing.  Read More

Queensland Premier and Queensland Theatre Company Award New Work

Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, Anna Bligh, is urging Queensland artists to submit entries for the 2010-11 Queensland Premier's Drama Award before they close on Wednesday 30 June.  Read More

Sydney Dance Company invited to dance in Venice

The 7th Festival of Contemporary Dance by the Venice Biennale will for the first time put Australian dance in the spotlight with a showcase opening week featuring four of Australia’s finest dance companies.   Read More