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25–30 May 2017

The Canberra Arts scene is rich with innovative, game-changing theatre makers experimenting with big ideas and pushing the limits of traditional theatre forms – it is the most exciting City of Ideas and your students are the new generation of theatre-makers in the making!

ACTING UP 2017 will present a program of original 10 minute performances about the world we live in – created by you! Your artists will generate ideas based on how they view the world and their place in it. The pieces should reflect ideas they care deeply about, connect with a contemporary audience and above all, make for an inspiring night in the theatre!

This year, the performers will immerse you in an experimental performance laboratory, testing your ideas and combine different contemporary artforms and conventions.

They will make you laugh, cry, protest, celebrate, think, rebel, change or jump for joy!

The most compelling performances will be invited to return for a Gala showcase on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
Tickets for the finals go on sale 9am Wednesday 31 May.

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.


Heats Performance 1 – Thursday 25 May, 7pm

Heats Performance 2 – Friday 26 May, 7pm

Heats Performance 3 – Saturday 27 May, 7pm

Heats Performance 4 – Monday 29 May, 7pm




Canberra Theatre Centre


120 minutes, including interval.

TBC – show may contain fog / haze effects and strobe lighting.

This show is suitable for children.

Courtyard Studio

Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.


Buy Tickets: Acting Up! 2017 – Heats