The Australasian Ballet Challenge is an international ballet competition attracting the finest student dancers from across Australia and New Zealand.
It features an international judging panel with entrants all performing solos and also a Grand Défilé with more than 80 dancers.
Saturday Pass will gain you access to the 11am Juniors Heats, and the 6.30pm Seniors Heats
Sunday Pass will gain you access to the 4pm Finals
To purchase the weekend pass, purchase your tickets to both shows and the ticket price will be adjusted at the shopping cart page
Or call Box Office Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (02) 6022 9311
This is a 18+ event - proof of age will be required upon entry
After impressing audiences at some of the world's biggest festivals and lapping the globe two times over, RÜFÜS are coming home for the summer and their most expansive Australian tour yet.
The band is marking the one-year anniversary of its gold accredited No. 1 album, BLOOM, by taking its world-class live show to all the places they missed the first time around.
These will be their last Australian shows before the band takes time off to write new music.
Do not miss out ...
This is a 18+ event. Proof of age will be required upon entry
Fully licensed standing only event.
Beats On Pointe is a colourful fun filled show for the entire family bringing you an exciting commercial blend of electric entertainment fusing modern and old skool street dance and ballet. A dynamic modern story of two opposing dance worlds with an intertwining mix of captivating dance, freestyle acts, live singing, comedy and feel good music.
“The show itself is an action-packed roller coaster of old and new school street dance, classical and contemporary ballet, physical comedy, beat boxing, and even some singing! To call this a 'dance show', is to sell it short – this piece is a theatrical extravaganza.” (Matt McFarlane, aussietheatre.com)
Masters of Choreography are excited to continue touring this spectacular show throughout Australia before heading to London’s West End in 2018. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Duration: Approximately two hours
If you are a high school aged human and like making people laugh (whether you mean to or not) this workshop is for you!
Over three workshop sessions, experienced funny guy Kyle Walmsley will lead budding comedians through a range of games, exercises and activities that will help build your confidence, come up with ideas for your routine, and have audiences doubled over in laughter.
We'll cover the basics of performing on stage, right through to the intricacies and specifics of your ideas and how to come up with a side splitting routine. Whether you're the next Amy Schumer, Miranda Sings or Josh Thomas - this workshop is the perfect fun and friendly place to have a go - even if you've only ever performed to your cat.
At the end of this series, participants are encouraged to try out their material and new skills by entering into the 2017 Class Clown Competition, though participation is not compulsory.
Duration: two hours
Held at Arts Space Wodonga
Back again for another amazing year of entertainment magic.
Sonidos Flamencos: Sunday, March 5
Choreographer and dancer Tomas Arroqueroseeks to stretch the boundaries of the flamenco form in his new work “Sonidos Flamencos” that explores sound, image and setting to capture an elastic new essence of the Flamenco experience. A Flamenco show complete with male and female flamenco dancers and a singer accompanied on guitar.
Bush Gothic: Sunday, May 14
Winner of prestigious Golden Fiddle Award, Jenny Thomas, with her trio “Bush Gothic”, reclaim lost Australian cultural territory by retelling tales of Australia’s dark history with very original, haunting and musically inventive arrangements of early Australian songs. Stories of criminal women and convict men, treachery and transportation are dragged out of the songbooks, ripped apart and lovingly put back together, as a reminder that our history never leaves us.
I Viaggiatori: Sunday, September 10
Italian film director Angelo Drovetti’s 1924 silent film Dall Italia All Australia (From Italy to Australia) screened with a live music accompaniment provided by four-piece band “I Viaggiatori” (The Voyagers). The work is regarded by many as the most comprehensive film ever made of a migrant voyage. It chronicles the voyage of the passenger steam ship Regina d’Italia (Queen of Italy) during an epic 8000-nautical-mile, seven-week world odyssey from Genoa to Australia, by way of Egypt and Sri Lanka. The film features fascinating footage of each port and city including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Wikimen: Sunday, November 19
The series crescendos with the upbeat, fun and light-hearted band “The Wikimen” who have extraordinarily vaste styles of music in their huge repertoire. Expect to hear Hawaiian blues, pop, samba, Western Swing, even Mills Brothers’ songs complete with heavenly harmonies and exotica music for your listening and dancing pleasures.
Complimentary drink upon arrival
Duration: Two hours
Direct from Las Vegas USA for a record breaking return tour of Australia - Oh What a Night!
A musical tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Hear all the hits and get your toes tapping.
Duration: 90 minutes plus an interval
This event goes onsale Monday, January 9, 2017 at 10am
With a decade of experience conducting readings and teaching in this field, Kerry considers her work with Spirit to be her life path and passion.
She works from the heart to deliver messages from your loved ones in the Spirit world connecting the two worlds as one.
Kerry was personally selected by Lisa Williams, world-renown Psychic Medium (as seen on Foxtel) to travel to the US and be trained by Lisa.
Kerry is now recognised as a Certified Master teacher and Advisor in Psychic Mediumship with LWISSD.
Enjoy a great night out and help Camp Quality support kids living with cancer.
For more information www.kerrynelsonpsychicmedium.com.au
Duration: 90 minutes no interval
Melbourne International Comedy Festival's one-of-a-kind, national secondary school comedy competition is open to people aged 14-18 (years 9-12).
Come and see these up and coming comedy super stars perform and compete, the winner heads to Melbourne to compete for a $2500 prize pacakage.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Presented by PROJECTion Dance
The Tim Podesta+ Projection Dance philosophy has always been to promote the inherent beauty of dance by presenting performances that bring out our unique characteristics and qualities. Today’s sophisticated ballets represent a full life-story, from raw modern movements with multimedia textured edge to luxurious ballets with soul. Unrestrained by our industry, Tim Podesta+ Projection Dance embrace unconventional collaborations. Unique collaborations bind our distinct style and inspire creative thinking.
Architecture of Loss
Loss - lost love, death or separation – is a powerful theme, expressed with explosive physicality by Mara Galeazzi, former Principal Dancer and guest artist of the Royal Ballet in Tim Podesta’s Architecture of Loss. A sense of place is a fundamental value to people everywhere – in every city, of every culture, for all ages. At least that is our instinctive response. The wave of the hand from a passerby, which lifts up your head to invite you to face the day, an unexpected softness from a stern looking face, your reflection in the mirror, the proportions exactly as you envisaged, a friendly nod to your older neighbor. Then emptiness, the massive, unfriendly façade of the building doesn’t invite anyone in, and there is nothing friendly about it. It creates a dead zone in the middle of what once was a vital, connected streetscape. Isolated - Architecture of Loss.
Choreography & Concept: Tim Podesta
Dancers: Projection Dance Company
Costumes: Amanda Barrow
Set Design: Brian Hewitt
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distinctively Neil Diamond with a touch of Michael Bublé, for the past 28 years, Maurice has been entertaining North East Victoria and beyond. It started out for the love of playing guitar. Let us introduce you to a world of wonderful songs that will let you lose yourself in the moment.
Features classic songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s; covering some of the best known ballads, middle of the road, and up tempo numbers of that era.
Come and swing to the tunes of Frank Sinatra, sing along with some of Neil Diamond's biggest songs.
Duration: 1 hour plus morning tea
Happy Days Records Presents:
The Best of The Eagles: Together and Alone
The Best of the Eagles is a tribute concert production that delivers a captivating show from start to finish, recreating the synonymous country rock sound Eagles’ fans have come to expect. With a string of sold-out shows from coast to coast performing to more than 10,000 Eagles fans in 2016, The Best Of The Eagles won over audiences with fans calling the show “entertaining” and “brilliant”.
Duration: two hours including interval
The Australasian Natural Bodybuilding Victorian Regionals will be held for the first time ever in beautiful Wodonga.
ANB is leading the game in natural bodybuilding and model competitions in Victoria and around the country, showcasing our wonderful ANB athletes to the rest of Australia and the world.
Duration: From noon to 7pm
Presented by Ilbijerri Theatre Company and Belvoir Theatre Company
CORANDERRK is about what might have been.
At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: To be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them. CORANDERRK recreates the inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants.
This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear.
CORANDERRK a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
After 20 years on the world stage and over 6,000 performances in over 50 countries, The Australian Bee Gees Show has evolved to become the definitive live celebration of the wonderful music written by the Brothers Gibb
From their first shows in 1996, The Australian Bee Gees Show has conquered Las Vegas and has played to capacity houses around the world. They have cemented their reputation as an exceptional live concert act and the world's leading Bee Gees Show.
For one night only, be a part of the magic that is The Australian Bee Gees Show.
Duration: Two hours plus interval
Presented by John Lidgerwood and Style Music Theatre
Burt Bacharach is one of the most prolific and successful songwriters of the 20th century, a multiple Grammy and academy award winner and, together with lyricist Hal David, published more than 700 songs.
This performance will feature more than 22 of his most popular hits, such as I'll Never Fall in Love Again, I Say a Little Prayer, That’s What Friends are For, Close to You, Alfie, What the World Needs Now,Walk on By, Raindrops, This Guy's in Love With You, Promises Promises and more!
Such a variety in style, tempo and subject is the trademark of Bacharach, with top musicians including tenor saxophone, piano, drums and also featuring specialist singers in the Bacharach style.
Come and enjoy this tribute show featuring San Jose Band and specialist cover singers.
Duration: 1 hour with morning tea provided after the show.
This evening of fantastic music will be brought to you by the contemporary rock and orchestral ensembles of the Murray Conservatorium.
Paying tribute to some of our recently lost legends of music such as David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and even the late great Prince.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company
By Rashma N. Kalsie
You have to time it right. If you follow the beat of the city, your life never goes off-key.
Three young people see each other across a crowded city station. They just missed the train. Now they wait. And think. They think about home: Punjab, Delhi, Hyderabad. And how they just can’t seem to get the city’s talam – its rhythm – right. A sudden and calamitous event changes the lives of all three, and their future in Australia.
A timely and vibrant new work that’s both poignant and full of humour, Melbourne Talam puts contemporary social issues centre stage.
Genre: Non-naturalistic contemporary Australian drama. Key themes include culture, community, choices, journey, identity and belonging. Contains coarse language, mature themes and references to suicide. Suitable for ages 14+
A great excursion for Performing Arts, English and all Humanities students. Education packs will be available in 2017 – contact email@example.com for more details.
Included on the 2017 VCE playlist!
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes plus question and answer
The first in our MOVIES THAT MATTER series
Two documentaries from local filmmaker Helen Newman
Cambodia's Daughters and Apna Ghar
Two short documentary films that explort the illicit sex trafficing of young girls to Cambodia's brother and the lives of India's vulnerable "Railway Children".
Optional gold coin donation to support a nominated charity will be accepted on the night with proceeds to go to:
Presented by JWR Productions Australia & Michael Sieders
"... and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.”
One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.
Journey through Eric Carle’s incredible stories as they come to life on stage in this enchanting show. Featuring some other delightful characters from three of Eric Carle’s bestselling classics tales including, Mr Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse.
This brand new Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written for the first time on the Australian stage.
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards and with 75 magical puppets created by New York's Puppet Kitchen. This is a timeless classic for all generations.
Duration: 50 minutes
"This show is a classy offering and one feels that the creative vision of the original artist has been respectfully adhered to... The production stands back from too much showmanship to allow the original texts to speak out in all their simplicity and powerful symbolism. The final moment of the show is the butterfly, who lifts from a three-metre high book into the air. When this happened, the children were beside themselves with delight and awe. The children who surrounded and accompanied me sat largely transfixed, open-mouthed throughout the show, spellbound by the steady spectacle of colour and light and sound which poured forth over its 50 minute running time."
A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production. Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014-15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Doormats, bins and washing lines are no match for this mischievous marsupial. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained!
Monkey Baa and a team of revered artists including Puppetry and Movement Director, Alice Osborne (War Horse 2012/13), Designer Imogen Ross (Hitler’s Daughter) and accomplished composer-cellist, Oonagh Sherrard use the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage.
Monkey Baa Theatre uses the magic of pupptry and live music to bring this delightful story for ages 3+ to the stage.
Eva Di Cesare – Director
Alice Osborne – Puppetry and Movement Director
Imogen Ross – Set and Costume Designer
Oonagh Sherrard – Composer
Matt Cox – Lighting Designer
Kingsley Reeve – Sound Designer
Bryony Anderson – Puppet Design and Construction
Conceptualised by Sandra Eldridge, Tim McGarry and Eva Di Cesare
Duration: 45 minutes
Buckle Up Australia!
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia's largest comedy festival!
Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, we've got all your comedy bases covered.
So far the confirmed line up for Wodonga Roadshow is:
With one more act to be announced.
Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!
Durations: 2 hours 30 minutes
Presented by Janet a McLeod and Geoff Wallis
Come on, admit it.
It's the guilty pleasure we all have - sitting at home and laughing at crappy movies.
Well, it's time to go public and join a bunch of like-minded film-goers as you chuckle along with the Cinema Fiasco team.
You'll be encouraged to behave in a distinctly un-cinema-like fashion: laughing, heckling, jeering and shrieking out loud.
The movie: Trolls 2 (1990) Rated M.
A perfectly awful family goes to a small town and encounters a bunch of goblins who want to turn them into plants and eat them.
Bad acting, bad direction, bad editing, bad camera work, bad dialogue (“Joshua is not a little shit. He’s just sensitive!”) and bad make-up. In short, this is quite possibly the FUNNIEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
The second in our MOVIES THAT MATTER series
The culture of body loathing and body shaming had reached epic proportions worldwide.
Lose weight, reduce wrinkles, fight cellulite; we’re constantly told to fight a battle to be someone other than who we are. Women and girls are constantly lead to believe they’re not as good as they should be. And why? Because every day they feel they’re being judged on their appearance and how far away it is from an unachievable ideal.
At the Body Image Movement, we’re on a quest to redefine and rewrite the ideals of beauty. Our job is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by encouraging women to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritise health before beauty. Our goal is to reach as many women as possible around the world and speak to them about how we can learn to fully embrace and love our bodies.
To get the word out there, Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of the Body Image Movement is filming Embrace the documentary. Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.
A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryn’s story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.
Check out the website here
Optional gold coin donation to support a nominated charity will be accepted on the night.
Presented by A Little Bit of Shhh and The Cube Wodonga
From the creators of Out of the Box.
Continuing their stellar shows of dazzling, daring cabaret. Get in quick as it's always a sell out!
An enthralling evening of immersive entertainment, featuring an exciting array of incredible circus acts from outright impressive to the intriguing and absurd. Indulge your senses and be dazzled by a kooky collection of talented artists from near and afar.
Set in cabaret style with share platters available (savoury and sweet, $22 each), get set for a great night out!
Heads Up: Adult-only content
Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes including interval.
Presented by A Little Bit of Shhh and The Cube Wodonga
As the dust settles from the night before, the charismatic stars of "Back in The Box" bounce back again for a fun filled afternoon of family friendly amusement.
Packed with tricks and a giant showbag full of laughs.
Bring the kids or just your own inner child and share in the enjoyment that is circus.
If you are planning on coming to both the adult show and the kids one, you get your ticket to the kids event for free (when purchasing other tickets)
Duration: 50 minutes
Third and final movie in our MOVIES THAT MATTER series
The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Today, Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.
The film chronicles Kevin's personal journey and the ripple efect it has on those who have been affected by his suicide attempt and his life's work since.
In addition, the film highlights the stories of individuals and families who are using their personal tragedy to bring hope and healing to others.
Optional gold coin donation to support a nominated charity will be accepted on the night.
Presented by Raz Music
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.
For this performance The Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, which sees a return to classical repertoire. The album will include songs by composers such as Bach, Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce all masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward. This familial collaboration is not new, with Grigoryan senior arranging the music of Tchaikovsky’s suite for piano The Seasons, for his sons’ critically acclaimed 2012 release.
The program will also include other works highlighting the Slava and Leonard’s diverse skills: their deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences. It is not classical, not jazz, not world ... it is the Grigoryan Brothers.
Set as cabaret style, share platters are available for pre-order (sweet and savoury) for $22 each. Call box office to book in now!
Duration: 2 hours
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the fifth year in a row to bring the creme de la creme of the 2017 Festival right to your doorstep.
Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talenst, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!
So get ready 'Straya...the Showcase Tour is back on the road! Call your pals and grab your ticket to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year!
Duration: 2 hours
After a sell-out show in 2013 with his Michael Buble tribute, Wodonga local, Glenn Starr returns to The Cube Wodonga with his morning melodies show Hit Parade, a musical tribute to the teenage heart throbs of the '50s and '60s.
Glenn covers the hits made famous by Gene Pitney, Bobby Vee, Johnny O'Keefe, John Farnham, Roy Orbison, The Bee Gees, Cliff Richard, Elvis and many more.
Glenn can't wait to get back on the stage that helped kickstart his international career.
Morning tea provided after the show!
Duration: 1 hour
Presented by Melbourne City Ballet
A Shakespearian classic.
Choreographed by Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo, audiences will see a arnge of diverse movement, executed by some of Australia's most talented artists.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes including interval
Presented by Wager Productions
Follows the tragic life of arguably the greatest French singer of all time, Edith Piaf.
Experience her life, loves and losses through the songs that shot her to stardom including La Vie en Rose, Milord and Non, je ne regrette rien.
This performance will be cabaret style seating at small and large tables, platters will be available for purchase closer to the month of the event.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes, no interval
Presented by Lana Schwarcz
In 2014, Lana was diagnosed with breast cancer.
In an unmissably vibrant mix of storytelling, rounded character work, stand-up, silly dances, ridiculous puppetry, and animated projections of her real imaging, she has made a show that is touching, real, raw and hilarious, skilfully making mutated cells the butt of her joke.
Cause cancer seriously deserves to be laughed out of town.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes, no interval
CDP with Tall Stories’ present Room on the Broom
Adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.
How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, as they sat on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.
A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop of the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?
After a sellout season in 2013, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up – and their grown-ups.
“Cleverly done….a rollicking ride” (Sydney Morning Herald)
“Charming, quality theatre” (Sun Herald)
‘A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained. Five Stars” (The List)
“55 minutes of high-energy treat” (Sunday Times)
“I want to see it again. Now please, mummy” (Sunday Times reviewer’s child)
Duration: 55 minutes, no interval
Presented by Murray Conservatorium
Ignite your senses with 2017's most engaging and immersive experience.
SOQ Collective is a story of beauty expressed through music, movement, art, film and projection.
Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Presented by Victorian Opera
Hans Christian Anderson's tale of dark magic, the power of friendship and the triumph of good over evil is revisited in a new Australian work by composer Gordan Kerry adn writer John Kinsella, commissioned by Victorian Opera.
This will be staged exclusively in Wodonga and will capture the heart of the local community.
This new Australian production strengthens Victorian Opera's ties to regional Victoria and engages local performers across Wodonga.
Duration: one hour, no interval
Presented by The Flying Fruit Fly Circus and The Cube Wodonga
For the first time at The Cube Wodonga, experience our world famous circus-in-residence in their annual summer celebration of circus.
The entire circus school ensemble of young artists aged between 8 and 18 perform across three exciting productions
Circus Allsorts - Thursday December 14, 2017
The Grad Show - Friday December 15, 2017
The Last Hoorah! - Saturday December 16, 2017
Unpredictable, unmissable and exclusive to Albury-Wodonga!
Duration of each night: 1 hour, no interval