Geelong Arts Centre announce additional (and very limited) tickets for Grand Opening Festival

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Geelong Arts Centre announce additional (and very limited) tickets for Grand Opening Festival

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Limited additional tickets have been released for previously sold-out and in-demand shows.

With just one month left until the sensational official opening of the reimagined Geelong Arts Centre, officially swinging open the shiny new doors on Saturday 19 August, the Victoria’s newest and boldest cultural asset will celebrate this milestone by releasing limited additional tickets to its huge Grand Opening Festival.

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In a huge win for the community, extra $20 tickets have been made available for one of the opening night events (Saturday 19 August) – an Australian comedy triple-header, featuring Dave Thornton, Dilruk Jayasinha and Lizzy Hoo. This show was previously sold-out too, so if you thought about grabbing a ticket this is your time.

Extra reserved seating options have also been made available for the incredible performance by Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins on Sunday, 27 August. One of Australia’s most revered voices, she was just 21 when her 2004 debut, ‘The Sound of White’, exploded in Australia. The nine-times Platinum, six-time ARIA Award-winning album was the first of her five domestic #1’s.

Beyond these shows, the epic opening festival lineup includes the likes of Opera Australia, Belvoir St Theatre, family fun with Windmill Theatre Company, a vibrant community open day, backstage tours, and so much more, with both free and ticketed events that celebrate stories, creativity and diversity.

Jessica Mauboy’s performance on opening night remains sold-out, however local soul pop band Jothi has just been announced as support. Jothi’s front woman is Wild Gloriosa – a gentle songwriter with a smooth melody from Geelong, melding feminine power, tight grooves and dreamy soundscapes.

Jessica Mauboy, Missy Higgins lead Geelong Arts Centre’s month-long Grand Opening Festival

Delivering on a bold future for Geelong Arts Centre, the festival will provide the community’s first-ever look at brand-new, world-class performance venues, designed by Ian McDougall (ARM), the new centre sits at the heart of Geelong’s cultural precinct, affirming its status as a UNESCO City of Design.

The limited extra tickets are on sale now.

Head here to get your tickets.