La Mama Theatre Makes Its Triumphant Return With A Free Four-Day Festival

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

La Mama Theatre Makes Its Triumphant Return With A Free Four-Day Festival

Treasured independent theatre, La Mama, has returned stronger than ever. Inspired by rebirth and the War-Rak/Banksia flower, La Mama is throwing a four day celebration to mark the return home. The War-Rak/Banksia Festival starts today and will run until December 12.

La Mama Theatre

In May 2018, the beautiful La Mama theatre was destroyed by a fire. Now, they’ve risen from the ashes, and are celebrating with heaps of cultural events, such as live music, performances, poetry readings and more. There will be over 400 performers in almost 100 different acts.

During the festival, there be plenty of outdoor events to reintroduce you to the space. You’re urged to expect the unexpected and dress for the classically unpredictable Melbourne weather. There’s also plenty of sensory installations, both indoors and outdoors, that will ensure every moment is a surprise.

Meanwhile, there will be a variety of play readings and performances. The stacked program includes a First Nations circus performance, a show by the Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and an experimental, existential piece of theatre by Lloyd Jones.

For little theatre lovers, there’s also plenty of workshops and events for kids to try.


See the full program here.

If you can’t make it in person, some of the shows at La Mama theatre will also be livestreamed on their Facebook page and on YouTube.

Key info:

Where: 205 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053

When: December 9 to 12

Cost: Free!

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