Canberra Theatre Centre unveils VALENCE series of boundary-pushing works

Trophy Boys photo by Ben AndrewsCanberra Theatre Centre has announced VALENCE – a series of works to ignite the senses and challenge the perceptions of Canberran theatregoers from July to September.

Curated to captivate intellect and stir the soul, VALENCE brings together visionary artists who are exploring the now, pushing the boundaries of convention and inviting reflection and action.

The series will feature performances that audiences and critics in other states have not been able to stop talking about since they premiered, including:

“We are so excited to bring these five shows to the capital which will present ACT audiences with the very best of contemporary theatre, dance, performance and frankly, works that refuse to be defined,” said Daniel Clarke, Head of Programming at Canberra Theatre Centre.

“Our role here at Canberra Theatre Centre is to capture the zeitgeist of the country’s artistic landscape and ensure that our audiences are experiencing the very best of what is being presented in other major cities, all while staying connected to vital, visionary and mind-blowing artists.”

“There is currently no major performance festival in Canberra and so what we have done with Valence, is to hand-pick shows that have been presented at major arts festivals both nationally and globally, alongside work that audiences and critics have not been able to stop talking about since they premiered,” said Clarke.

Celebrating the powerful chemistry between performers and audience alike, Valence invites viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and embrace the possibilities of transformation through collaboration and connection.

“We are especially proud of the work that Canberran artists contribute to this program – David Finnigan, Marni Mount, Charley Allanah and Eliza Sanders – these are artists who live or have lived in Canberra and forged successful and inspiring careers in the arts. It is a joy to be presenting their works to audiences in their home-town,” said Clarke.

Don’t miss your chance to see a range of astounding works from some of Australia’s leading performance makers from July to September 2024. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Trophy Boys – photo by Ben Andrews