The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The awards recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret.

For the very first time, 42 prestigious Helpmann Awards will be presented across two nights; the Helpmann Awards Act 1 at the Sydney Town Hall and the Helpmann Awards Act 2 at the Capitol Theatre.

The Helpmann Awards Act 2 will be staged live at the magnificent Capitol Theatre on the set of Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. This much anticipated annual black tie event will be hosted by the Industry’s brightest stars, as they step from performance to podium. The Ceremony will also feature the cast of Priscilla along with performances that celebrate and promote the best of the live performance industry. With all your favourite stars parading the Red Carpet from 6pm, join us for showbiz’s night of nights!

Helpmann Awards Ceremony Gold Pass includes Dress Circle seating, the Helpmann Awards After Party and a Souvenir Program for $175. Helpmann Awards Ceremony show only tickets are available at just $69. 

Rub shoulders with the who’s who of the live performance industry and book your tickets now!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Helpmann Awards Ceremony - Gold Pass tickets will be available for collection at the Capitol Theatre box office on 16 July.  The ceremony starts promptly at 8pm and guests are recommended to collect tickets and be seated by 7:45pm.  Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the show..

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