The Summer Sessions programming schedule has been updated and refreshed to ensure that this final weekend of summer entertainment has something for everyone.
After a brief intermission, thanks to the five-day lockdown, Geelong Arts Centre’s new and innovative Summer Sessions program will return for its final three days from today, Thursday 18 February.
Supported by Deakin University and the Victorian Government, The Summer Sessions have so far welcomed a huge bill of dazzling performances and creative events to the city’s most beloved entertainment venues. Now returning for its final three days beneath the canopy of theatre’s iconic Big Top, the sessions will feature a brilliant weekend of entertainment to cap off a huge month.
Kicking it off in style, Geelong Arts Centre veteran and Australian Queen of Cabaret Dolly Diamond will be paying tribute to the most honoured female country performer of all time – the one and only Dolly Parton. After selling out her previous shows across the nation, these will be some hot tickets! There will be two performances, one at 6:30pm Thursday, February 18, and one at 9pm on Saturday, February 20.
There’s also the One Fell Swoop Circus show, which is an absolute must for any entertainment fan. Taking over the big top on Friday, February 19 at 6:30pm and Saturday, February 20 at either 3:30pm or 6:30pm, the circus performance ‘By A Thread’ will offer rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from seven of Australia’s best circus artists. Armed with 30 metres of rope, the acrobatic ensemble is the vehicle through which ideas of risk and trust are explored, creating an intimate audience experience around the dangers and joys implicit in engaging with others.
For those that have ever wanted to join the circus, there’s a quirky Fresh Circus Workshop on Saturday at 12:30pm, which is a perfect mix of expression, creativity and exercise for the whole family. Led by industry professionals, attendees will have the chance to learn circus skills from the best!
Alongside these performances under the Big Top, The redeveloped Ryrie Street building will see local creatives and educators come together for networking events for the arts centre’s Creative Learning 2021 program launch and Creative Engine 2021 respectively.
Geelong Arts Centre scrupulously adheres to COVIDSafe principals, including the mandatory wearing of face masks, provision of ample sanitization stations and design of physically distanced performance spaces for audiences.
Visit the Geelong Arts Centre website to view what’s on offer and book your tickets.