Home of the Arts (HOTA) has announced a first look at its line-up of shows for 2019. The new program will offer locals and visitors alike the chance to see a diverse range of events and experiences, including modern classics, iconic family favourites and standout performances.

The new season kicks off on January 5 with Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be – The Story of Bon Scott. This narrative concert and rock’n’roll story stars Nick Barker who sings the story of the AC/DC singer in conjunction with the Let there be rock! exhibition and program of events.

Standouts in the 2019 program include the sold-out Nick Cave concert, an urban circus performance from 360 Allstars, and Opera Queensland’s Verdi’s Requiem under the stars, a special collaboration with Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. Dangerous Liaisons, Queensland Ballet’s dramatic and vivid new work based off a classic tale, and Opera Queensland’s Madame Butterfly join Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in the line-up of classics.

For the family there’s the theatrical telling of renowned children’s books Possum Magic and The Gruffalo. The famous Flying Fruit Fly Circus are back with JUNK and The Young King and Hitler’s Daughter offer thought-provoking theatre for kids. Wicked the musical is also coming to HOTA in June and July.

CEO Criena Gehrke said that the new program offered something for everyone. “We’ve got an eclectic mix of performance in 2019,” she said. “With the best live theatre, family shows, opera and musicals – we’re sure you’ll find something you love. And with great discounts for multi-buy tickets, you’ll be spoilt for choice.”

HOTA’s sneak peek into the diverse program planned for 2019 is just the beginning, with more to be unveiled over the coming months.

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