Music for the Stages is about getting more live music into theatres around Melbourne.
Victoria has a strong network of Performing Arts Centres (the VAPAC network) who present a broad range of work from theatre, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, and more. They have existing infrastructure to present live music, and whilst some of these venues currently present contemporary music acts on their stages, many do not.
In March 2022, VAPAC and Music Victoria co-hosted an event at the Geelong Arts Centre to facilitate connection, discussion and explore potential opportunities for future collaboration. Over one-hundred industry professionals attended the two-day event, which included presentations and panel discussions from PACs and music venues, music festivals, booking agents, and artists.
Music for the Stages builds on this momentum and offers theatres across Melbourne both financial support and skilled expertise through the appointment of experienced music promoters to work with the venues on music programming.
Keep an eye on this page for announcements about music appearing at a theatre near you!
Music for the Stages is part of On The Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Music Victoria to support the return of live music events across the state.