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Director’s Note

WELCOME
This is an exciting time in the Australian theatre landscape. When we look at the work that is being produced by our friends and colleagues around the nation, we are seeing an incredible mix of voices.

OUR CANBERRA. OUR COMMUNITY
Last year we saw some great results for the Canberra community when we engaged with over a quarter of a million people at 474 performances, delivering over $9.9 million to the visitor economy and $5.4m in wages to 190 local team members. We hosted 11,000+ students from 226 different schools. Through our Social Capital Program we continue to support low income earning members of the Canberra community through our free or low cost events and ticket donations.

We thank all those producers and investors (government and private) who took a chance on us. We can do more for our community and I encourage you to complete our surveys and guide us in delivering what you value.

Looking forward, we’ll see a significant renovation to the landscape of our neighbourhood. Over the next couple of years, Constitution Place will emerge as the hub of dining and entertainment in the downtown area.

These developments are so exciting, because they’ll deliver a whole new entertainment experience for theatre patrons.

THE SEASON
The 2018 Collected Works season brings together the country’s hottest playwrights and fiercest conversations. It confronts us with our greatest fears, endears us with honest laughter, and reminds us that there are some experiences in life that we all share.

We are thrilled to have one of UK’s hottest companies Complicité bringing us the Australian Premiere of a thought-provoking new work on cancer. Plus we host another Australian Premiere in Australian Dance Theatre’s The Beginning of Nature.

We look forward to some power house performances including Amanda Muggleton in Masterclass, Catherine McClements in Antony and Cleopatra, Virginia Gay in Calamity Jane and Kenneth Ransom as Julius Caeser.

We welcome back our favourites in Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australian Opera along with State Theatre Company of South Australia who brought us 1984 in 2017, will return this year with a sparkling adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.

Our friends at Griffin Theatre Company bring us the multi-Helpmann award winning, The Bleeding Tree, which joins Black is The New White, The Aspirations of Daise Morrow, and The Season as one of a number of new works that have a uniquely Australian voice.

The 2018 season offers you the opportunity to sample a number of new Australian works by independent theatre companies of the highest artistic calibre, these include; Switzerland, Cockfight, Quiet Faith, and Oedipus Schmoedipus theatre lovers have the opportunity to see work that is both off-beat and cutting edge.
To our subscribers who come on this 2018 journey with us, thank you.

 

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Bruce Carmichael
Director
Canberra Theatre Centre

Season Ticket Holder Benefits

Purchasing Season Tickets to Canberra Theatre Centre 2018 Collected Works is the best way to enjoy a full and varied year of performing arts. You’ll guarantee yourself the best seats available and you’ll be getting the best value for your money.

A night out watching live theatre, dance or a musical is special. It’s like nothing else. It can be joyful, breathtaking and sometimes provocative. Don’t miss out on your favourite events. Purchase a Season Package to guarantee yourself the best seats available for the Collected Works 2018 and get the very best value for money. You can save up to 17% on single ticket prices.

Season Ticket holders receive a range of special benefits and offers not available to the general public.

GET THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE

As a Season Ticket holder, enjoy the luxury of choosing the best seats in the house – before they go on saleto the public. Many of our shows fill quickly, so get your bookings in early.

SAVE MONEY

Every Season Ticket is discounted. Season Ticket holders enjoy the best value tickets. Save up to $10 off full price tickets. Concession discounts and further savings for people under 30 are also available.

THE INSIDE RUNNING

Season Ticket holders who sign up to receive our INBOX e-news alerts have an exclusive opportunity to buy tickets for exciting extra shows before they go on public sale. To benefit, simply make sure we have your email address and you’ve agreed to us sending you information.

FLEXIBILITY

Your plans may change – a case of unforeseen circumstances. When that happens, we can exchange your tickets free of charge for another performance of the same production –provided seats are available. Conditions apply, refer to our website for details.

DISCOUNTED DRINK VOUCHERS

There’s the added advantage for Collected Works 2018 Season Ticket holders of discounted drink vouchers and the opportunity to pre-order interval drinks.

PAY IN INSTALMENTS

Pay half now and the rest later! Pay half of your season ticket now and the other half on 1 April 2018. It’s as easy as that.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Learn more about the shows, the artists and their inspirations – ask the questions you’ve always wanted answered. Throughout the season, we have arranged a series of interactive forums. For news on extra forums added to our Collected Works 2018 diaries, we will advise you via email.

FIRST IN BEST DRESSED

Existing Season Ticket holders enjoy a priority renewal period up to 3 November 2017 within which to book their package and take the first pick of the best available seats before new Season Ticket holders join in the fun. Season Ticket renewals are processed in order of receipt during the priority period. If you’re signing up as a new Season Ticket holder, send us your booking form and we’ll process it in order of receipt from 6 November 2017 – once priority bookings close.

HOBNOB WITH THE GLITTERATI AT OPENING NIGHT EVENTS

Season Ticket holders can book selected Gala Opening Nights giving you automatic entry into après-show functions. On Post Show Mingle nights, the bar will remain open after the performance.

INVITE A FRIEND

Let your family and friends share in your love of theatre with additional tickets at special discounted prices. For selected performances you can purchase additional tickets at the Season Ticket holder price. Remember that additional tickets are available only when you purchase your Season Ticket package.

Season Diary

Access Information

Canberra Theatre Centre caters for a wide range of access and speciality seating to ensure that its venues and shows are accessible to all. If you have access or special assistance needs, please post or hand in your booking form to us instead of using our online form. We will select tickets to suit your needs, as these seats are unable to be booked online. Please specify your requirements at the time of booking by ticking the appropriate space on your Season Ticket booking form. You will then be issued with a ticket for the service you have reserved as part of your Season Ticket package. All devices can be collected from Canberra Theatre Centre Cloak Room. Please see the show pages or the diary pages for the dates of dedicated access performances.

Wheelchair

Wheelchair

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AND MOBILITY ASSISTANCE
Wheelchair spaces are available in all theatres and we can provide assistance with other mobility issues.

CTC will honour Companion Cards. You will be required to present a copy of your Companion Card to the Box Office to finalise your booking.

FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED

FM RADIO-ASSISTED HEARING SYSTEM
An FM radio-assisted hearing system is available for all performances in the Canberra Theatre Centre and The Playhouse.

FOYER LOOP
A hearing loop for foyer announcements, forums and speeches operates throughout the Link Foyer and foyer spaces of CTC. The system is accessible via hearing aids with telephone setting.

Closed CaptionedLIVE CAPTIONS
Selected performances in Collected Works 2018 will be live captioned onto screens on stage.

Tactile Tour

TACTILE TOUR
Selected performances in Collected Works 2018 may offer a pre-show guided tactile tour of the set and costumes for patrons with low or no vision.

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIPTION
Selected performances in Collected Works 2018 will be audio described by trained volunteers from our access partner, Vision Australia.

We are proud to announce that Paralympic Gold Medalist, Lindy Hou is now the Canberra Theatre Centre Access Services Ambassador.

I enjoy coming to the theatre. Thanks to the wonderful group of Describers, I can now follow what is happening in the show like everyone else. I always believe that there are many ways to overcome challenges. With the help of Audio Description, being blind means that I can enjoy the Theatre World with my ears and imagination.”
Lindy Hou

Ticket and Booking Information

Purchasing Season Tickets to Canberra Theatre Centre 2018 Collected Works is the best way to enjoy a full and varied year of performing arts. You’ll guarantee yourself the best seats available and you’ll be getting the best value for your money.

BOOK ONLINE OR WITH A PAPER FORM

Online: The quickest and easiest way to book your Season Ticket package is online. You can add the shows to your Season Ticket Package and select your own seats. At the end you will be asked to add the details for all other Ticket Holders in your Season Ticket package.

The method of choice for a large percentage of our Season Ticket holders, our online booking form is secure, convenient and confirmed on the spot.

Note that if you selected a concession price you will need to email proof of it to canberra.ticketing@act.gov.au or provide a copy in person at the Box Office before tickets are mailed out. If you have access or special assistance needs, please post or hand in your booking form to us instead of using our online form.

Paper Form: Use the form included in the brochure, or download a form from our website and post it to our Box Office. If you prefer to hand it to us personally, you’re welcome to stop by our Box Office during business hours.

CONTACT DETAILS

Please include your email address and mobile number and those of any other subscribers in your booking. Show updates such as forums and bar opening times, new show announcements and special offers may be sent via email or free SMS.

PROOF OF CONCESSION

Please provide photocopied proof with your booking form. A photocopied driver’s licence is preferable for Under 27. Your form cannot be processed or finalised until the Box Office receives the copies of your concessions. Canberra Ticketing staff will happily photocopy your concession for you if you deliver your form in person at the Box Office.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

If you would like to access wheelchair seating, our audio description or captioning services, don’t forget to indicate the type of assistance you require on the booking form.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING FORM?

Canberra Ticketing staff will be happy to help you book your Season Ticket package. For general booking enquiries or assistance with completing your form, contact Canberra Ticketing on 02 6275 2777 or email canberra.ticketing@act.gov.au or visit the Box Office in person. Canberra Ticketing will be open for extended hours, between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Friday until Friday 3 November 2017.

YOUR SEASON 2018 PREFERENCES

Please indicate, where requested, whether seating preference or preferred date is your priority.

DATE

Please choose your preferred date and time for each performance along with an alternative date and time.

ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR FRIENDS

For selected productions you may purchase additional tickets for friends at the Season Ticket holder price. Additional tickets are limited to two per Season Ticket holder and are available only at the time of purchasing your Season Ticket package. Make sure these are selected as Additional Tickets. For Bell Shakespeare and Opera Australia productions you may also purchase additional tickets at single ticket prices.

WHEELCHAIR SEATS

Wheelchair spaces are available in the Canberra Theatre and The Playhouse and are located in the stalls.

SEATING

For the best seats in the house, buy in the Premium area as shown on the seating maps. You may have a combination of Premium seats with an A-Reserve package. Please note that Premium seats are very popular and may sell-out, so buy early to avoid disappointment. For some productions, the orchestra pit seats will be held off sale.

The Playhouse: Seating is available on three levels: stalls, first and second balcony (please note: there is no lift access to the second balcony). The balcony sides are held off sale until production sightlines have been established. For Calamity Jane Premium seats are available as on stage general unreserved seating or stalls reserved seating. Please make your selection on your form. For The Aspirations of Daise Morrow, the seating is general unreserved.
Canberra Theatre: Seating is one raked tier.

RESERVES

Seating plans showing seating reserves can be found online at canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

SEASON TICKETS FOR GROUPS

If you are purchasing a Season Ticket with others please ensure that all booking forms are returned in the same envelope at the same time, otherwise you will not be seated together. Please include the contact details of all additional patrons. For large groups, please submit forms early.

TICKET EXCHANGES

You can exchange your tickets free of charge for any other performance of the same production. Conditions apply and are subject to availability. In order to exchange, original tickets must be returned in person to Canberra Ticketing at least 24 hours before the earliest of the performance.

DRINK VOUCHERS

Spend more time socialising during interval without having to wait in long queues at the bar by pre-purchasing drink vouchers. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to pre-purchase drinks. To pre-order your interval drinks on the night, simply present your drink vouchers to the bar staff prior to the show. Lost drink vouchers are unable to be replaced.

OPENING NIGHTS

Patrons attending Gala Opening nights will receive a voucher entitling them entry to the après-show functions. All vouchers will be sent with your show tickets. Where there is a Post Show Mingle, the bar will remain open after the event and there will be an opportunity to meet with the cast and crew.

SPLIT THE BILL

Would you like to pay for your Season Ticket package in two easy payments? We can charge your credit card half of the total price now, and the remainder in 1 April 2018. A transaction fee of $10 will apply. This option is not available for packages booked via our online booking form. You will be sent an email reminder in March to ensure your payment details are still correct.

CHILDREN UNDER 16 (U16) & BELL UNDER 18 (BELL U18)

For shows where no specific child price is listed, the Under 27 (U27) price applies. Bell Shakespeare offers U18 prices for all performances. Opera Australia offers U16 price for the Saturday matinee. Please note that while some shows in Collected Works 2018 may be suitable for children, parental discretion is advised.

CONCESSION & SENIOR PRICES

Selected shows offer concession prices. Concession prices are available for pensioners, health care card holders (except Masterclass) and full-time students. Bell Shakespeare offer a special price for Government issued seniors card.

SINGLE TICKETS

Prices listed for single tickets are the advertised ticket price for non-Season Ticket holders.

UNDER 27 (U27) & BELL YOUTH UNDER 30 (BELL U30)

Under 27 prices apply to selected shows. Bell Shakespeare offer Under 30 prices to patrons aged 30 years through their Youth Under 30 initiative (limited availability for performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays).

All prices, dates, session times and other information contained within this brochure were correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change.


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