Geelong Arts Centre launch outstanding 2023 season, bringing the absolute best of the best to the region

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Geelong Arts Centre launch outstanding 2023 season, bringing the absolute best of the best to the region

Aus Ballet On Tour.

Prepare for entertainment excellence as Geelong Arts Centre promises to dazzle in 2023 with a program of extraordinary arts experiences to suit everyone.

Capping off an absolutely glistening year for the Geelong Arts Centre, the beloved art institution has announced its 2023 season, bringing the best of the best to Geelong across four outstanding programs with Geelong Arts Centre Presents 2023.  

Proudly supported by Major Artistic Partner Deakin University and Innovation Partner Costa Asset  Management, the 2023 season features 19 terrifically diverse shows, presenting a magnificent suite of performances in 2023 that break boundaries, start conversations and celebrate innovation.  

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Fit for Victoria’s fastest-growing city, the ‘Our Season 2023’ features high-calibre works from a multitude of the nation’s most highly regarded companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Griffin Theatre Company and many more.  

Within the Our Season 2023 shows, there’s Leading Ladies, starring Lucy Durack, Caroline O’Connor and Silvie Paladino, backed by John Foreman’s 30-piece Australian Pops Orchestra; Sydney Dance Company’s Sydney season of ab [intra]; The Australian Ballet On Tour; Opera Australia’s finest voices and a live orchestra in The Barber of Seville; a brand new comedy from the writer of the smash hit Single Asian Female in Miss Peony 牡丹小姐; Bell Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; and Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors.

Miss Peony. Credit: Dan Boud

Geelong Arts Centre’s Family Magic 2023 will continue to provide families with an opportunity to immerse themselves  in the magic of the performing arts, while Delightful Days & Matinees (formerly Musical Mornings) returns with two unmissable performances, bringing some of Australia’s  best-loved performers to Geelong for memorable, and utterly delightful daytime experiences with ‘Zoy Frangos: Variations’ and ‘Becoming Eliza’. 

A highlight is most definitely REWIRE; a brand new program delivering an assortment of acts that celebrate new art, contemporary Australian voices and immersive experiences with a modern edge. In this program, thrilling shows include multi-award winning performance RECKŌNING, Joel Bray’s I Liked It, BUT…, Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, and the 27 Club, a must-see live rockumentary featuring music and stories from the likes of Joplin, Winehouse, Cobain, Morrison, and Hendrix, each the voice of their generation. Winner of the Adelaide Fringe ‘Best Music Award’ in 2021 and declared “Electrifying and magnetic” in 2022 (Glam Adelaide), the infamous club is forming once again to rock Geelong in 2023 and it is at the top of our list.

27 Club

Highlighting the country’s most celebrated artists as well as acclaimed homegrown talent and the brightest rising stars  of the stage, Geelong Arts Centre is truly navigating the way forward for bold entertainment experiences and unique opportunities across the region.  

“As a leader, connector, and creator of  extraordinary cultural experiences, Geelong Arts  Centre is driven by a spirit for experimentation  to bring new content and cultural experiences  to Geelong,” says Geelong Arts Centre CEO & Creative Director Joel McGuinness. 

“We are proud to present an amazing array of  performances through our 2023 Geelong Arts  Centre programs that break boundaries, start conversations, and celebrate innovation.”  

RECKONING. Credit: Michelle Grace Hunder

If any or all of this season sounds pretty good to you, you’ll want to be across the fact that Geelong Arts Centre is opening  subscription packages across their entire programming  suite, allowing flexibility to select performances from  various programs, from the classic ‘Our Season 2023’ subscription, to new options with REWIRE, Family Magic and Delightful Days & Matinees.  

This means all arts-lovers can save big and reserve the best  seats in the house to their favourite shows, no matter their taste. 

Individual tickets and subscription packages are on sale now. Find out more here