GIVEAWAY: Win opening night tickets to The Australian Ballet’s La Bayadère (COMP CLOSED)

Prepare yourself for art, spectacle and exoticism as The Australian Ballet takes over the stage in Stanton Welch’s production of La Bayadère. In this opulent reimagining of this classic story of forbidden passion, a beautiful temple dancer and a heroic warrior fight for their love against a backdrop inspired by 19th-century visions of the exotic…


GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the gripping thriller THE LAST CONFESSION (COMP CLOSED)

The Last Confession

Fans of The Da Vinci Code and House of Cards – this one’s for you! With conspiracies and a whole lot of mystery, the new political thriller and West End hit The Last Confession is sure to be your favourite production of the year. Set in 1978, the theatre production centres on the election and…


GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to an André Rieu concert broadcast in cinemas (COMP CLOSED)

He’s the king of waltz, a modern day maestro – he is the unforgettable André Rieu. For 10 years, André has been delighting fans with his traditional summer evening concerts, staged on the most romantic city square in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht. This year, you won’t need to fly 20 hours to experience…


Get to know the irresistibly talented Sol3 Mio

Sol3 Mio

With their happy-go-lucky attitudes, down to earth natures and incredible vocals, Auckland-based musical trio Sol3 Mio are smashing stereotypes in the world of classical music. After the runaway success of their debut album last year, this unlikely operatic trio have taken New Zealand and Australia by storm. Tonight at 7.30pm AEST, STUDIO is giving you…


GIVEAWAY: Win the cover album ‘Then And Now: Australia Salutes The Beatles’ (COMP CLOSED)


50 years ago, Beatlemania was sweeping the globe, and nowhere more than Down Under. The Fab Four arrived on Australian shores in June 1964 to unprecedented enthusiasm. The street crowds were bigger than anything experienced in the USA or UK, sometimes comprised of close to a third of a city’s population. Music journalist Glenn A…


GIVEAWAY: Win a meet and greet with classical music icon Andrea Bocelli (COMP CLOSED)

Andre Bocelli, the world’s most beloved tenor will be returning to Australian shores this September for the first time in 6 years for a series of major arena concerts. With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music, Andrea Bocelli is a global icon who has forged a career spanning almost 20 years, selling…


The Best British Bands


The ‘British Invasion’ phenomenon in the 1960’s swept the world as rock and pop groups from the United Kingdom emerged in full force. Let’s take a look and listen at some of The Best British Bands that still have an impact to this day: The Beatles The Beatles are regarded as the greatest and most…


STUDIO’s Favourite Comedians


  Every Tuesday night at 9pm in May, STUDIO Loves presents the best documentaries that will have you rolling around, splitting your sides and laughing out loud. Come with us as we explore the world’s most loved genre – comedy. To get you laughing and ready for more, here’s a taste of some of STUDIO’s…



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Taking On The Chocolate Frog tells the story of ex-criminals changing their lives by taking a leap into the brave, daunting and difficult world of acting. “It’s a different sort of courage,” says drama coach Grant Thompson, who taught the men and woman of Taking On The Chocolate Frog. “They’ve got the courage to face…


Everything you need to know about Taking On The Chocolate Frog

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They’ve taken on crime. Now they’ll take on their most daunting challenge yet. This June, STUDIO takes you behind the curtain as a group of hardened ex-crims reinvent themselves as actors on the stage, performing a play by one of Australia’s award winning playwrights. From rehearsals to the final performance, there will be no escaping…




Screen Producers Australia has announced that applications are now open for the Ones To Watch program for 2014. Ones to Watch connects successful participants with a leading screen industry mentor and provides unparalleled career opportunities, including the exclusive chance to participate in STUDIO Kickstart, a TV pitching competition with a budget of up to $300,000. Now in its second…


GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to the Australian production of ‘Les Misérables’ (COMP CLOSED)

Les Miserables

Seen by over 65 million people, there’s no denying that Les Misérables is one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, audiences worldwide have been enthralled by this legendary production – all set against the backdrop of the 19th century revolution in France. Audiences down under can now…


10 things you didn’t know about Tom Hanks

'Captain Phillips' - Opening Film - Red Carpet Arrivals: 57th BFI London Film Festival

With roles that range from playing a terminally ill AIDs patient, to an unlikely American ping pong champion and even a depression-era hit man – Tom Hanks is one of the most recognisable actors of our generation. Before he sits down for a refreshingly candid chat in tonight’s episode of BAFTA: A Life in Pictures…


Win tickets to Strictly Ballroom The Musical at Sydney Lyric Theatre (COMP CLOSED)

Strictly Ballroom

It was an international smash hit – a sparkling, sequined spectacular that inspired the world to dance. Now, Strictly Ballroom The Musical will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the stage thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, including director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine…


Visual artist John Gosper announced as the winner of Create STUDIO

Melbourne-based visual artist John Gosper was announced as the winner of STUDIO’s annual Create STUDIO competition at an event at Golden Age Bar & Cinema last night. His winning work – High Speed Sculpture Deconstruction – was unveiled for the first time, along with the other two finalists, all of which will be aired on…


GIVEAWAY: Win a double pass to one of Celtic Thunder’s Australian shows (COMP CLOSED)

Two time #1 Billboard world artists Celtic Thunder are bringing their biggest show yet to Australia. Following their hugely successful US tour, Celtic Thunder will return to Australian shores in May 2014 for an extensive 21 date national tour, visiting both capital city and regional markets across Australia, some of which they’ll be visiting for…


Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at the age of 85

She was the dimpled, precocious child with the golden ringlets who rose to stardom during the Great Depression, but sadly the iconic Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85. Temple’s family confirmed the news in the following statement via the Official Shirley Temple Website: “We announce with great sadness that Ambassador Shirley Temple…


10 fascinating facts about André Rieu

André Rieu has long been enchanting audiences worldwide. He’s the ‘King of Waltz’, on a mission to bring the romance back to classical music. Starting at 8pm tonight, STUDIO’s brand new 10-part series André Rieu: Welcome To My World will explore André’s life as he leads his orchestra in a series of concerts, taking you across…


5 talented greats who’ve passed away too soon

Billy Joel’s famous lyrics “only the good die young” seem to ring true far too often.  Some of the most promising and talented people have left us long before their time. Musicians, writers, actors, artists – the list runs long of those who’ve achieved fame and acclaim before their lives were tragically cut short. Tonight…


Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passes away aged 46

To celebrate the life of one of the world’s most talented Oscar-winning actors, STUDIO presents a special screening of BAFTA: A Life in Pictures with Philip Seymour Hoffman, tonight at 7.00pm AEDT. Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away in New York City aged 46. Hoffman won the Academy Award for best actor for the 2005…