About

*** Given the unprecedented global health crisis we currently face, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all remaining performances of Dance Nation. For a refund, a credit or to donate the cost of your ticket to support Belvoir through this difficult time, click here.

Although our venue’s capacity is less than 500, we are being cautious and following the government’s directive to restrict public gatherings. The health and safety of our audience, staff and actors is always our first priority. For more information click here.***

Co-Produced with State Theatre Company South Australia

Somewhere in America, away from the bright lights, a group of young teen girls prepare for the most important event of their lives – a dance show contest. But all the anxieties and confusions of the adult world come sashaying on stage, revealing a dog-eat-dog drama. The girls are played by adult women, as if they’re reliving past agonies and triumphs.

This is a comic play of memory and feminist power, and a subtly subversive exploration of the time of life when the demons get in.

This came out of America and has taken the world by storm. Theatrically playful, unapologetically ratbaggy, with a great ensemble of adult performers playing the teen dancers, this one promises to be as intriguing as it is entertaining. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

“The ride for the audience is …extreme, confronting, hilarious, outrageous, thrilling and shocking” – The Adelaide Advertiser
“Funny, ferocious and closely observed” – The Australia
★★★★ – The Guardian UK
★★★★1/2 – “Wild, funny, ferocious drama” – Time Out

Dance Nation is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Cast

Team

Set & Costume Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Composer Luke Smiles
Sound Designer Andrew Howard
Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Accent Coach Jennifer Innes
Assistant Director Clara Solly-Slade
Stage Manager Gabrielle Hornhardt
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss

Performance Times

*** Given the unprecedented global health crisis we currently face, Belvoir has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel all remaining performances of Dance Nation. Although our venue’s capacity is less than 500, we are being cautious and following the government’s directive to restrict public gatherings. The health and safety of our audience, staff and actors is always our first priority. For more information click here.***

Prices

Book a subscription to secure tickets to Dance Nation and save up to $418 on general release ticket prices.*

Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
+ Sat Mat
Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ From $83 From $89 From $73 From $78 From $84 From $68
Mates Rates (Adult) From $73 From $79 From $63 From $73 From $79 From $63
Senior* From $73 From $79 From $63 From $68 From $74 From $58
Concession† From $63 From $69 From $53 From $58 From $64 From $48
30-Down# From $61 From $51 From $58 From $46
Previews From $56 From $56 From $51 From $51
Student Saver# From $48 From $38 From $43 From $33

~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA),  and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.

To claim any concessions you must provide proof.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

*Based on weekend evening general release ticket price.

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Running Times and Content Warnings

Running time: Approx. 105 mins (no interval)

Content warnings: Strobe lighting, smoke haze and theatrical effects, fake blood, frequent strong language, sexual references.

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.