For the very first time in Melbourne, the stars of the Australian live theatre and entertainment industry come together for two remarkable nights. Forty-two prestigious Helpmann Awards will be presented at the Victorian home of the performing arts, Arts Centre Melbourne.  


SUNDAY 14 JULY: HELPMANN AWARDS ACT I will see the gravitas of Australia’s most prestigious live theatre and entertainment awards meet the atmosphere of a sophisticated jazz lounge, for an up close, upbeat, exclusive industry-only night to remember.  Hosted by the legendary performer, writer, artistic director and national treasure Robyn Archer AO, this special evening will recognise artistic excellence and achievements on stage as well as the creative and technical geniuses behind the scenes.  The Jack Earle Jazz Trio will set the scene for the evening and the stars of Swing on This will close the show, creating the atmosphere for a fabulous industry-only cocktail party afterwards.

Contact the Helpmann Awards office to access Helpmann Awards ACT I industry tickets. 


MONDAY 15 JULY: HELPMANN AWARDS ACT II is a black-tie gala event, held for the very first time this year in Melbourne, will salute artistic excellence and achievement on Australian stages over the past year in every form including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, ballet, dance, physical theatre and cabaret.

Special guest presenters include Kate Miller-Heidke, Keir NuttallMitchell Butel, Paul Kelly AO and Susie Youssef with performances by School of Rock, Bangarra Dance Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Victorian Opera and more.

Walk the glamorous Red Carpet and rub shoulders with the stars at the official After Party held at NGV International, this is an industry night of nights not to be missed.

Tickets strictly limited.

Purchase Helpmann Awards ACT II Gold Pass and Silver tickets via Arts Centre Melbourne

Purchase Helpmann Awards ACT II Silver tickets via Ticketmaster.  

LPA Members: contact the Helpmann Awards office to access your ACT II tickets. 


For a full breakdown of the Awards read on