As the Glasshouse heads towards its 10th birthday on 1st July … let’s see what they have planned in 2019!
The Glasshouse has gone from strength to strength since its doors first swung open. It’s earnt a reputation as one of the finest venues on the Australian touring circuit – with performers and artists alike.
Whether it’s Ironman, a symphony orchestra, business conference or the Archibald Prize Regional Tour, the Glasshouse has proved itself a versatile venue adept at transforming to every event and customer that comes its way.
With over 260,000 people walking through the doors each year, the Box Office churning through nearly 70,000 tickets and bustling local cafés, restaurants and bars on a “show night”, the Glasshouse is a local economic superstar, generating and driving economic activity in the Port Macquarie CBD and wider region.
Each January the Glasshouse launches its Annual Performing Arts Season. These are the shows, Livestream events and festivals that the Glasshouse brings to town, that we wouldn’t get to experience without a trip to Sydney or Brisbane – or even further afield.
So what are some of the highlights of the 2019 program?
The Gospel According to Paul
Love him or loathe him, Paul Keating is a politician we simply cannot forget. So, it’s no surprise this highly anticipated new comedy starring Jonathon Biggins, of Wharf Revue and Sydney Theatre fame, is touring to over 30 venues, and tickets are flying out the door across the country. Come on a trip down memory lane to the rowdy economic and political times of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, when Paul Keating (as he tells it) single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.
A guaranteed night of insightful and intelligent comedy about that treasurer and then Prime Minister the Australian public loved to loathe.
The Dinner Party
Premiering to extraordinary reviews on its Brisbane debut, this stellar evening of contemporary dance will take your breath away. Expressions Dance Company is considered one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies and this production, choreographed by Natalie Weir, is a showcase of their remarkable talents. An exposé of greed, ambition, jealousy and manipulation, this highly-relatable production about a dinner party is a brilliant combination of explosive fun and gripping contemporary dance theatre.
Once upon a time, four boys from Liverpool started a band … and changed the music world forever more. The story of The Beatles and their songs will be celebrated by vocal superstar Naomi Price (star of Ladies in Black, Rumour Has It and The Voice Australia) and her five piece band. A unique mix of explosive songs and nostalgic storytelling – Lady Beatle will be the show that has every one talking. One review called it “one of the best shows of decade”, and we are sure this one will blow the roof off the Glasshouse and leave you begging for more!
It’s a little known fact that the hugely successful movie The Sapphires was in fact inspired by a musical … and that musical is coming to the Glasshouse for the very first time. While the musical numbers are belted out by a powerhouse team of Aboriginal female vocalists, it’s also an inspiring story of four Yorta Yorta women who were plucked from obscurity to entertain the troupes in Vietnam. It will make you laugh, make you cry and make you want to dance in the aisles – and it’s proudly supported by FOCUS!
Want to know more? Visit www.glasshouse.org.au or drop in and pick up a Season booklet to find out more about the shows you simply cannot afford to miss in 2019.
Glasshouse Membership Program
The Glasshouse has built a Membership Program that has become the envy of many Australian venues. In 2018, over 1,500 members accessed cheaper tickets, enjoyed discounts to the Glasshouse Shop and Encore Theatre Bar, avoided transaction fees and took advantage of exclusive buying periods to secure the best seats in the house before anyone else. Find out more at