Country Arts SA’s Season 2019 tickets on sale now

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for; a whole year of theatre, music and visual arts in your region is now only a click away.

Country Arts SA’s Season 2019 offers diverse performances at arts centres, community halls, large-scale exhibitions in galleries and outdoors, workshops and engagements that will bring artists, performers and companies together with the wider community.

Highlights include the multi-award winning musical comedy-drama The Sapphires; Opera Australia’s exquisite Madama Butterfly which will be performed in Italian with surtitles; a triple bill by Sydney Dance Company which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019; the high-octane physical theatre and parkour prowess of Jump First, Ask Later and the delightful, magical tale of Oscar Wilde’s The Young King brought to the stage by South Australia’s own, internationally acclaimed theatre company, Slingsby.

Country Arts SA took strides this year in becoming a producer of art from regional South Australia, working with over 1,100 artists and art workers, more than ever before. In 2019, Country Arts SA will continue to build on this collaborative process with the premiere of new commissioned works including Euphoria by UK/Australian playwright Emily Steel, an intimate portrayal of the challenges of dealing with mental health in a regional community; and the untold stories of Australia’s Aboriginal Veterans brought to the fore in VIETNAM – ONE IN, ALL IN, a contemporary collection of multidisciplinary works by Aboriginal artists and curators.

“The arts are essential to a strong and prosperous state, providing not only vibrancy, creativity and entertainment, but also a vital boost to the economy. I encourage you all to explore this year’s exciting program across rural and regional South Australia.” said the Hon Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia.

Country Arts SA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Saffell, said: “We are delighted to be able to share a wide-ranging program for 2019 which sits at the core of what we do: deliver great art to the regions and bring regional stories to life. The 2019 program builds on our commitment to regional artists and the exchange of creative art making in local communities, with increased artist residency opportunities and community engagement.”

So there you have it; great art, untold stories, curious new tales and innovative ideas to connect us all within this mighty state.

Let’s explore 2019 together.