The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season
It’s been a shining, shimmering, action-packed year of live theatre, arts, exhibitions, cabarets and all sorts of cultural goodness at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. While we’ve all been continually swept off our feet this year by the arts precinct’s sights and sounds, even bigger things have been bubbling away under the surface. Well, wait no more – the curtain has now been raised to reveal what’s in store for the year ahead. Let’s just say 2018 is going to be a show stopper.
If you’ve frequented The Arts Centre Gold Coast of late, you would have noticed that the activity is extending well beyond the stages, the art gallery and The Basement. Major works are currently underway on the likes of the outdoor amphitheatre, the cafe and restaurant and surrounding parklands to bring the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct to life. True to style, the show must go on – and that’s exactly what’s happening, with The Arts Centre Gold Coast announcing its world-class 2018 season, set to feature everything from musicals to indigenous dance, kids theatre and arts. What’s even more exciting is that this first announcement is only the tip of the iceberg – once the amphitheatre and first stage of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct is unveiled in February, another wave of events will be revealed. Be warned, your 2018 social calendar is going to fill up pretty darn quick.
The year kicks off in spectacular fashion with a hilariously tortured love letter to the glorious genre that is musical theatre with A Night at the Musicals. It continues with a stunning showcase of Australia’s cultural heritage by Bangarra Dance Theatre, which will bring its immersive internationally acclaimed dance language to the stage in February. Those with a soft spot for magical fairytales will be taken into the depths of their imagination when the Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents Musical Fairytales in May. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow will land at The Arts Centre mid-May to provide a one-off side-splitting show, before the stage takes an electrifying turn in July with the Sydney Dance Company’s world premier of ab[intra]. Come August, we’ll be graced with Opera Queensland’s presence with Lindy Hume’s critically acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore or The Witch’s Curse, followed by 52 Strings at the start of spring, featuring The Arts Centre’s 2018 ensemble-in-residence, Camerata (Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra). On top of all of that, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast is also running until February 18. Oh, and here’s a hot tip – if you’re keen on a bunch of 2018 shows, you can now pre-purchase in bulk and save some pretty pennies.
You can feast your eyes on the 2018 season online.