Geelong Arts Centre reveals 2024 season

December 6, 2023 BY

Marina Prior will perform with John Foreman's Australian Pops Orchestra at the Geelong Arts Centre on March 22. Photo: CON CHRONIS/AAP IMAGE

Geelong Arts Centre is promising extraordinary experiences through the world of the arts and offering something for everyone in its 2024 season.

Having unveiled the $140 million Little Malop Street redevelopment in August, the centre is giving theatre-goers the opportunity to experience the new arts centre like never before.

The season, announced today (Wednesday, December 6), aims to take audience members on a journey that ignites their curiosity while ensuring enjoyment.

Arts lovers will have the chance to discover something new as well as revisiting timeless classics in a celebration of diversity.

Consisting of eight core performances and four special additions, Geelong Arts Centre’s SEASON 2024 brings together cherished theatrical masterpieces such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Bell Shakespeare and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, with coming-of-age dramedy, a co-commissioned world premiere contemporary work from world-renowned Geelong theatre-makers Back to Back Theatre, music from John Foreman’s Australian Pops Orchestra with Marina Prior, as well as contemporary dance and circus.

SEASON 2024 invites the community to immerse themselves in a broad range of artistic experiences.

The Family Magic program will continue to provide families with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of the performing arts with six performances, while Delightful Days & Matinees returns with six shows for those who prefer to visit the centre during the day.

Following its successful inaugural season in 2023, Geelong Arts Centre i the return of the REWIRE program in 2024; a celebration of new art, contemporary Australian voices, and immersive experiences with a modern edge.

Subscribe and save up to 20 per cent with one of Geelong Arts Centre’s two subscription packages – the Classic or Flexi Subscriptions.

Next year, Geelong Arts Centre is introducing a new membership program – Glitterati. For $50, enjoy a range of benefits, including a 10 per cent discount at Tutti and Geelong Arts Centre bars, a free drink on your birthday, a free ticket to eligible select performances, discount ticket offers on eligible shows throughout the year, plus an invitation to one member-only event per year.

“Geelong Arts Centre’s SEASON 2024 is an open invitation for Geelong to be part of something extraordinary. From laughter-inducing comedy to soul-stirring classics, we’ve curated a season that resonates with the essence of our community,” Geelong Arts Centre chief executive officer and creative director Joel McGuinness said.

“Our goal with SEASON 2024 is to take you on a journey; one that ignites your curiosity while ensuring enjoyment, just like the incredible new Geelong Arts Centre.”

Geelong Arts Centre head of programming Penny McCabe added: “From contemporary comedies that will leave you in stitches to the timeless works of Shakespeare, from classic productions that resonate through the ages to thought-provoking contemporary dramas, SEASON 2024 promises to push the boundaries of creativity and captivate your imagination.

“Geelong Arts Centre SEASON 2024 aims to leave you with more than memories; we want you to walk away inspired, moved, and ready to embrace the extraordinary.”

Memberships, individual tickets and subscription packages are now available at geelongartscentre.org.au