Celeste Barber is bringing her new show ‘Backup Dancer’ to Geelong

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Celeste Barber is bringing her new show ‘Backup Dancer’ to Geelong

Words by Staff Writer

Australia's beloved comedy sensation, Celeste Barber, is set to embark on a nationwide tour in 2024, showcasing her latest production, "Backup Dancer."

The tour promises a comedic exploration of a plethora of significant political topics, ranging from liberating nipples to sending inappropriate texts to therapists. With an intriguing peek into the life of Taylor Swift’s backup dancer, attendees can expect a night of laughter, engaging storytelling, and plenty of Celeste Barber’s high-energy antics.

The “Backup Dancer” tour is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday 7th August at Civic Theatre, Newcastle, followed by a string of performances across major cities including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Adelaide, before concluding in Perth on Thursday 5th September.

Celeste Barber “Backup Dancer” Tour

  • Wednesday 7th August: Civic Theatre, Newcastle
  • Thursday 8th August: Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane
  • Sunday 11th August: Star Theatre, Gold Coast
  • Wednesday 14th August: The Showroom @ Twin Towns, Tweed Heads
  • Friday 16th August: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney
  • Friday 23rd August: Royal Theatre, Canberra
  • Friday 30th August: Costa Hall, Geelong
  • Saturday 31st August: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Sunday 1st September: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Wednesday 4th September: Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • Thursday 5th September: Riverside Theatre, Perth

Stay up to date with what’s happening within the region’s art scene here

Expressing her excitement about the upcoming tour, Celeste Barber shared, “I’m excited to tell some jokes, relive some awkward memories and high kick my way across the stage with my new show Backup Dancer.”


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From her humble beginnings at RAW Comedy in 2015 to international acclaim and a legion of celebrity fans, including Reese Witherspoon, Amy Schumer, and Cindy Crawford, Celeste Barber has solidified her position as one of Australia’s comedic icons. Her special, “Fine, Thanks,” filmed at the Sydney Opera House, was released on Netflix, garnering widespread praise.

Celeste’s memoir, “Challenge Accepted!,” received critical acclaim worldwide, and her philanthropic efforts during Australia’s bushfire crisis raised a staggering $52 million for the NSW RFS.

The “Backup Dancer” tour marks yet another milestone in Celeste’s illustrious career, offering audiences an opportunity to spend an evening with one of the country’s sharpest comedic minds.

Ticket sales for Celeste Barber’s “Backup Dancer” tour will commence on Friday 8th March at 12 noon local time. Telstra Plus members can enjoy an exclusive pre-sale from Wednesday 6th March to Friday 8th March, 12 noon local time. Get tickets to the Geelong show here.