Everything you need to know about our upcoming Performance Showcase is below!
Rehearsal Schedule is here
Session List is here
Saturday December 9, 2017.
Session 1: Doors 9:05am for a 9:30am start.
Session 2: Doors 11:05am for an 11:30am start.
Session 3: Doors 1:05pm for a 1:30pm start.
Session 4: Doors 3:05pm for a 3:30pm start.
The Judith Wright Centre For Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St (Cnr Berwick St)
Find parking and transport information here .
- Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 13. Tickets are available at the Judith Wright Centre’s website, or by calling the box office on 07 3872 9000. We don’t sell the tickets.
- Sessions are separately ticketed with allocated seating. Refer to the Session List so you know which session to purchase tickets for. PERFORMERS REQUIRE A TICKET. Note: If you are performing in more than 1 session, purchase tickets only for the 1st session you/your family are performing in. Then, contact us to advise the number of complimentary tickets you need for any subsequent sessions you are performing in.
- NOTE: If you want a family ticket, put a 4 in the Enter # of tickets box when prompted, otherwise the family ticket option does not appear on the next page. If your family has 5 or more, you can enter as appropriate in the other boxes on the next page.
- The venue requires all guests including performers to have a ticket. As performers form part of the audience when not on stage, they require a ticket.
- If you have a child under 6, while admission is free, a complimentary ticket is required. Please call the box office on 07 3872 9000.
Ticket prices are:
Tickets must be purchased for performers too!
Family (2A, 2C): $54
Child/Concession (6 – 15yrs): $12
Child (5 & under): FREE, ticket required contact box office
We appreciate your cooperation to help us make the event run as smoothly as possible on the day. Please arrive on time for doors in the session you are playing. Guests, including performers, will not be permitted to enter the auditorium prior to doors. We are busy until this time with set up and sound check. Upon entering the performance space, performers are to place their instruments to the side of the stage as directed by staff and immediately find their seat in the audience. If performers wish to warm up they should do so at home as there will be no opportunity for this on the day. Latecomers will only be admitted in between acts. Please respect the instructions given by the ushers.
Performers will be called to the side of the stage a few acts in advance. When called, please move promptly to the designated area, remain silent and follow directions given by staff. Once your performance is finished, absorb your applause and immediately return to your seat in the audience.
A substantial and encouraging audience is critical to the performers’ positive experience at the event, so we do appreciate that you stay for the duration of the session and help create the atmosphere we strive for. While we prefer that people stay for the duration of a session, we appreciate it is not always possible with small children who can become distressed. If you choose to leave before the end of a session, please do so only between acts so as not to disturb the performance.
Which session am I playing in? You will receive a copy of the program when it is finalised, which should be by early November. You will see which session you are in by referring to the program.
Can I request a particular session?
We are not able to grant requests to perform in one session or another. Not because we don’t want to, but because it’s an added variable that literally creates impossible situations. The logistics of organising sessions are complex enough as it is! If you have registered, it is assumed you have made yourself available for the day without restriction.
Can I perform in more than 1 act?
Bass players, drummers and to a lesser extent, singers, might be invited to be in more than one act to complete a band. Anyone wishing to perform in more than 1 act may be required for multiple sessions in which case we will arrange your complimentary tickets for any additional sessions to your primary performance.
What time am I playing? We cannot answer this question, and it isn’t relevant. You should arrive in time for DOORS for your allocated session.
Do performers need to purchase a ticket? YES. This is because a) it’s allocated seating and they need one as they will be in the audience when not performing; and b) it is fairer this way and it keeps overall ticket prices down. In previous years, many performers did not bring guests and therefore did not help to contribute to the cost of the event yet benefitted from participating in it. Ticket revenue merely subsidises the event to make it possible. Thank you to our clients who appreciate the massive amount of work and expense that goes into organising this event to benefit them, it is our pleasure.
Is it ok if I am late? Please try to arrive on time for doors. Admitting guests into the performance space during the show is disruptive and discourteous to performers. You also risk missing your performance entirely.
What do I need to bring? Guitarists: Only your guitar. Please ensure it is in tune. Parents of young children with generic nylon string guitars please note that we normally arrange for enough identical guitars to be at the venue for use. This saves us needing to tune a large number of instruments. A staff member will be off stage to tune instruments for children.
Pianists: Only your sheet music if you need it. Better that you can perform a piece from memory though.
Can I bring my own amp and effects? No. Ensure you discuss effects needs with your teacher in your lessons. There will be basic effects provided.
Are there rehearsals? Yes, but only for those that need them. Typically, rehearsals occur on the weekends leading up to the main event. If a rehearsal is relevant to you, you will receive details at the earliest possible time. Rehearsals are not charged for. Additionally, if performing in a group you will receive the opportunity to have many extra lessons (without charge) in the weeks leading up to the event as we try to coordinate group lessons for your band.
What is my child playing? Please speak to the teacher. In the months leading up to the concert we co-ordinate a spreadsheet of repertoire and who is playing what. Until registrations close we cannot finalise the programme, however your child should have selected or been assigned a piece by October.
Media Release. Our media release is in place as we cannot possibly prevent members of the audience from taking photos or video on the day. However, if you do not wish to have images of you or your child used by us on the website or for other advertising means please just let us know!
Monday Aug 14, – Round 1 Registration Opens
Friday, Sep 8 – Round 1 Registration Closes
*Monday, Sep 11 – Round 2 Registration Opens, subject to non-exhaustion of registration quota in Round 1.
*Friday Sep 29 – Round 2 Registration Closes
Monday Nov 13 – Tickets go on sale
Saturday Dec 9 – CONCERT DAY