HEARTBEAT: The Civic Theatre’s 2024 Season was launched along with their ‘Heartbeat of the City’ campaign, which celebrates both the theatre as a cultural hub of Wagga Wagga, and the many local businesses surrounding it.

Arts & Culture

2024 Season set to make your heart beat with joy

Published: 07 Dec 2023 2:09pm

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre launched its 2024 Season with a community wide celebration on Tuesday 5 December.

Local audiences can look forward to a year of high-quality entertainment including First Nations works, contemporary dance, live music and theatre, as well as a new Membership program.

Civic Theatre Manager Claire Harris is incredibly proud of the 2024 Season, saying it is all about the joy that live entertainment brings.

“Our team here at the theatre understands the importance of social and cultural connection for our community, of breaking down the barriers and encouraging new people to feel welcomed to our space,” Ms Harris said.

“Our new membership program is designed with a sense of fun for that purpose. The theatre really is a place for everybody and the heartbeat of our vibrant city.”

The 2024 Season will include contemporary music from Deborah Conway and Will Zygier, as well as Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan performing as part of Sundown Sessions - a new live music festival in April.

First Nations work is featured in The Sunshine Club and Sydney Theatre Company’s The Visitors, both directed by Wesley Enoch, and Bangarra Dance Theatre will make a return to Wagga Wagga with Yuldea.

There will be two very different circus performances on offer; Tempo by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus featuring young performers aged 12-18yrs, and a fierce contemporary circus featuring an all women and gender-non-conforming cast in The Defiant.

FLYING HIGH: The community wide celebration on Tuesday 5 December was joined by performers from Flying Fruit Fly circus, sharing a sneak peak of their show 'Tempo'.

Audiences will get their fill of quality major arts organisations: Bell Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Sydney Dance Company’s Momenta; Opera Australia’s La Boheme; the Australian Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty Act III and other works; andMelbourne Theatre Company will stage their award-winning play SLAP. BANG. KISS.

Family and child friendly shows will be brought to life on stage with Julia Donaldson’s much-loved story The Smeds and The Smoos, Ted Prior’s Grug and the stage adaptation of Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince.

The biological musical comedy adventure You Are A Doughnut, explores the ins and outs of the human digestive system in a fun way that only the team from That Science Gang can do.

World renowned puppeteers, Erth Visual & Physical Inc are bringing their interactive theatre experience Shark Dive to Wagga Wagga in the July school holidays 2024, which is the first time this production has been seen outside Sydney and Brisbane.

The 2024 Season is now on sale as part of a subscription package in an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers.

Season show tickets will be open to the general public from Tuesday 19 December 2023.

For more information about the 2024 Season, memberships and subscriptions, visit the Civic Theatre website, or contact the Civic Theatre on 02 6926 9688.