The Victorian Government has announced a partnership with Live Performance Australia which will see the national Helpmann Awards presented in Melbourne in 2019 – 2021, including its 20th anniversary in 2020.
After a successful 18 year run in Sydney, the opportunity to bring the Helpmann Awards Events to Melbourne is consistent with LPA’s vision of extending its national presence.
Bringing the Helpmann Awards to Melbourne offers a superb opportunity to grow and extend the reach and impact of LPA’s awards program to a wider and larger audience, while also recognising Melbourne’s international reputation as a destination for major events and live performance.
Live Performance Australia boss Evelyn Richardson said the awards had a “very successful” 18-year run in Sydney, but it was time for a new home.
“We are a national awards, so it makes sense for us to extend the reach of the awards and take them to other cities,” she said. “We are certainly intending on broadening it even further in future years to make more opportunities for the public to attend. We will have more to say in the future with respect to whether we have different categories.”