Published on 01 February 2024
The Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre is thrilled to announce the celebration of its 15th year delivering exceptional performing arts to the Rural City of Wangaratta. To mark this milestone, we extend a warm invitation to you for an enchanting evening as we unveil our highly anticipated 2024 season.
Everyone is invited to join us on Wednesday 7 February from 5:30pm to 7pm to attend this special event. The launch event will provide show snippets, ticket giveaways, conversations, food and drinks and you will be among the very first to hear about the stellar line-up and receive our 2024 brochure.
This year’s launch will feature a special performance by Albury’s renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus who combine physical comedy, acrobatic daring, sleight of hand, and juggling. You will also be delighted by Planet Bird Colourful Jelly Sparkle’s roving entertainment - an inclusive roaming puppet act featuring giant puppets from outer space.
WPACC Venue Manager, Tanya Camplin is excited for the upcoming season. “We are proud to reveal our 2024 program - a celebration of new art, contemporary Australian voices, and immersive experiences with a modern edge that will challenge, thrill, and delight our audiences. The WPACC team have worked hard to curate a season that is fun and joyful to engage new audiences and provide meaningful engagement activities for our community. Come along and find out more!” she said.
"I am proud of the hard work our team puts into curating a variety of shows that cater to our diverse community. For 15 years, we have pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation, consistently delivering performances that reflect the interests of our audience. I encourage people to join us for an unforgettable evening. A celebration of the vibrant arts that bring our community together." said Cr Dean Rees, Rural City of Wangaratta Mayor.
Arts and creative initiatives make a significant contribution to the economic, environmental, social, and cultural development and wellbeing of the people of the Rural City of Wangaratta. Over the last 15 years the venue has presented 1,562 amazing pieces of theatre, offering choice and quality that is outstanding for a regional venue. 405,601 tickets have been sold since the doors opened on 18 September 2009 turning over almost $10 million in ticket sales. More than 1 million people have come through the doors of the centre for ticketed and unticketed performances, conferences, workshops, and events.
Official celebrations will be followed by delicious finger food and light refreshments in the foyer.
So, bring your friends or find some when you get here, and join the WPACC team for some fun at the theatre as the 2024 program is unveiled.
What: 2024 Season Launch
Where: Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, 33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta
When: Wednesday 7 February, from 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Free entry, no RSVP required