Helpmann Awards: 2015 ceremony details announced

The 15th Annual Helpmann Awards will be held on Monday 27 July at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, Live Performance Australia has announced. 

This means the Helpmanns will unfold on the set of Les Miserables, which has its opening night in Sydney this week.

Verity Hunt-Ballard as Charity in Sweet Charity. Image by Kurt Sneddon
Verity Hunt-Ballard as Charity in Sweet Charity, who won the Helpmann for Best Actress in a musical in 2014. Image by Kurt Sneddon

The Helpmann Awards are billed as the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry, and recognise achievement in Australia’s performance sectors including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre, children’s presentations, regional touring, and cabaret.

“The live performance industry is unique in bringing together so many talented people across a wide range of performance genres,” said LPA Chief Exceuctive Evelyn Richardson.

 “With the live performance industry annually attracting over 18 million people to shows nationwide and contributing $1.5 billion of revenue to the local economy, it is only fitting that we celebrate the achievements of those that contribute to this success.”

 Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer, Sandra Chipchase said, “Sydney is the creative and cultural capital of Australia, and is the natural home of events like the Helpmann Awards, so I am pleased that NSW will host the Awards in 2015 and 2016.”

 Tickets for the 15th annual Helpmann Awards will go on sale later this month, and the full program, including nominees, will be announced in June.

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Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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