Performing Arts Collection
Programmes
Programmes

The Programme collection documents the rich history of all performance types represented in the Collection and provides detailed information to researchers about repertoire, public taste, performers and venues spanning the 19th century to the present day in Australia.

Programmes are an informative resource in the Performing Arts Collection, with over 12700 folders in the General Series arranged primarily by production title - each containing many individual programmes. These popular souvenirs of performances also appear throughout the separate collections of personalities and companies.

We continue to collect the major national companies - with a special emphasis on resident ensembles at Arts Centre Melbourne; including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, and Melbourne Theatre Company to name just a few.

Explore the production titles online by searching this site for "Programme Collection - General Series". Catalogue records for Programme Folders are intentionally brief accommodate continual growth and expansion of the collection. The Programme Folders can be easily accessed through our Research Service for more detail. 

 

Programme for Melba concert at the Town Hall, Sydney 1907
Programme for The Pirates of Penzance
Programme for The Girls Who Stayed at Home concert, 1917
Programme for Monster Patriotic Concert featuring Madame Melba, Town Hall, Sydney, 26 September 1914
Programme for Excuse I: Another Nice Night's Entertainment
Silk programme for Green Bushes, Haymarket Theatre, Melbourne, 28 November 1867
Programme Series: ABC Concerts 1933 to 1997
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Programme Series: Adelaide Festival 1960 - 1984 / 1986 - 2004
Adelaide Festival of Arts 1960 - 1984 and Adelaide Festival 1986 - 2004
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Programme Series: Australian Ballet 1962 - 2008
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Programme Series: Australian Chamber Orchestra 1975 - 2009
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Programme Series: Australian Dance Theatre 1970 - 1993
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Programme Series: Australian Opera 1964 - 2008
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Programme Series: Bell Shakespeare Company 1993 - 2005
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Programme Series: Borovansky Ballet 1941 - 1960
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