Put away the garlic: Dracula’s Sanctuary is coming to Geelong

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Put away the garlic: Dracula’s Sanctuary is coming to Geelong

Words by Staff Writer

Bram Stoker's fanged-antagonist-themed iconic vaudevillian variety show, Dracula's is bringing their brand-new show, ‘Dracula's: Sanctuary’ to town.

Melbourne, 1980. Down a dimly lit laneway, a figure of the city’s night-life was born. Reigning for 43 years and drinking in more than five million willing guests, Dracula’s gothic lair possessed the corner of Cardigan and Victoria Streets. The gothic castle came to life within the walls with a risqué burlesque, sensual cabaret, provocative comedy show and restaurant meals worthy of sinking teeth into. It now sits hauntingly empty.

But that hasn’t stopped the vampiric empire from taking over the country. In 2022, the stage show was resurrected with original cast members and fresh blood to present fan favourite acts straight out of the Dracula’s vault. Now, the coffin is open again and the blood-sucking creatures of the night are heading straight to Geelong to feast.

Dracula’s Sanctuary Show Information

  • Dates: Friday 13 September, 8PM, Saturday 14 September , 8PM
  • Where: The Play House, Geelong Arts Centre (50 Little Malop Street, Geelong)
  • Tickets: $89.00 – $119.00
  • Entry: No latecomers will be permitted into the theatre at show commencement. Entry will be after opening number of each act.

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From the team at Newman Entertainment, Dracula’s: Sanctuary is taking over Geelong Arts Centre’s The Play House for two nights on Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September 2024. It opens with a carnal cocktail of the undead and criminally insane. The cast of local and international artists slay the crowd with death-defying aerial acrobatics, slaughter with standout vocals and slip sides with their comedic creation. The blockbuster show promises to dazzle and delight in true Dracula’s form, leaving you screaming for more.

Dracula’s: Sanctuary – Tour Trailer 2024 from Geelong Arts Centre on Vimeo.


Newman Entertainment CEO Luke Newman says audiences should expect the unexpected with Dracula’s.

“What people love about Dracula’s is that you’re never quite certain what you’ll see, but you know you’ll love it. After a season at our Gold Coast venue, ‘Sanctuary’ has been completely re-worked for the road, to be bigger and better than ever. It’s a spectacle of seduction and silliness, with plenty of fangs, feathers, and flirting. It’s naughty, in your face and pure energy. It has it all, and you won’t want to miss it!”

Dracula’s Sanctuary aims to seduce, shock, and most of all draw the laughs. Running for 100 minutes with two acts and an interval, these shows at Geelong Arts Centre will be intoxicating.

Tickets are on sale now via Geelong Arts Centre website.