Melbourne is hosting the 19th Annual Helpmann Awards this year

By Krisinda Merhi April 8, 2019

On the 14th and 15th July. 

The 19th annual Helpmann Awards will be held in Melbourne for the very first time in 2019. 

The Awards will see the stars of the live performance industry come together for two magical nights at the Arts Centre Melbourne. 

The Helpmann Awards are a national event and recognise various achievements in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children and young people, regional touring and cabaret. 

A total of 42 awards will be presented.

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne is the creative and cultural capital of the country and the perfect place for this celebration of Australia’s remarkable live performance industry.

“The theatre, live music and the performing arts attract visitors to our city year-round, creating jobs and making Melbourne more exciting and vibrant.”

Tickets go on sale in early May via Arts Centre Melbourne and Ticketmaster

The full program, including award category nominees, will be announced in June. 

To keep up to date with announcements and for more information, visit 

Images: Helpmann Awards.