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2020 Helpmann Awards

Are the 2020 Helpmann Awards postponed or cancelled?

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its impact on live performance venues and productions across the country the 2020 Helpmann Awards are cancelled. The Awards will not be held online. Click here for the full media release.

Will the 2021 Helpmann Awards also encompass the 2020 Season?

We are currently reviewing all options going forward and will release more information as it becomes available.

Will my nomination for the 2020 Helpmann Awards be eligible for consideration in the 2021 Helpmannn Awards?

We are currently reviewing all options going forward and will release more information as it becomes available.

What productions are eligible to enter the annual Helpmann Awards?

Generally a production is eligible to enter the annual Helpmann Awards if it is produced or presented by an LPA Member. For futher information head to our ‘Eligibility’ page

Can members of the public attend the Awards?

A select number of general public tickets are made available to purchase for the Helpmann Awards Act II event. Act II includes a Red Carpet Walk and there are options to include an After Party ticket. Act I is an industry only event and by invitation only. Ticket information is usually announced in May.


Helpmann Awards Fast Facts

 Who was Sir Robert Helpmann CBE?

Want to know more about one of Australia’s most extraordinary performers? Brush up on your knowledge by clicking here.

Who are the JC Williamson and Sue Nattrass Awards named after?

The JC Williamson Award is named after James Cassius (JC) Williamson, who established the company that went on to dominate the Australian theatre scene for much of the 20th century.

The Sue Nattass Award is named after Sue Nattrass AO who, amongst many achievements, has been a long serving LPA President and the first woman to hold the position.

Click here to read about these Lifetime Achievement Awards.


2019 Helpmann Awards Recap!

Who were the 2019 Helpmann Award Winners?

Check out our ‘2019 Nominees and Winners’ page for a full list of Winners. 

When were the 2019 Helpmann Awards presented?

For the very first time in Melbourne, the stars of the Australian live theatre and entertainment industry came together for two remarkable nights. Forty-three prestigious Helpmann Awards presented at the Victorian home of the performing arts, Arts Centre Melbourne on July 14 and 15.

How can I watch the 2019 Helpmann Awards?

You can watch the 2019 Helpmann Awards on ABC iView by clicking here. The broadcast includes the Helpmann Awards Act II, Act II performances and highlights from Act I.

How can I find out who hosted, performed and presented at the 2019 Helpmann Awards?

Click here to read the Winner's Media Release.

When were the 2019 Nominations Announced?

The Nominations Announcements were on Tuesday 10 June with simultaneous events in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. You can view the photo gallery here.


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