After fire, the War-Rak/Banksia flower comes back stronger and more beautiful than ever, blossoming with colour and life! Inspired by rebirth, La Mama’s War-Rak/Banksia Festival commemorates the return of our iconic home with a free four day celebration. Please join us to mark this joyful occasion, check out our new digs and be welcomed home.
Access at War-Rak/Banksia Festival
La Mama’s War-Rak Banksia Opening Night on Thursday 9th December will be a fully Auslan Interpreted event provided by Auslan Stageleft. Audio Description and Tactile Tours for the Opening Night are available upon request – please direct all bookings/enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1st December. Please check individual show pages for more details regarding Visual and Aural ratings of works in the Festival.
Covid Safety at War-Rak/Banksia Festival
La Mama Theatre is opening in line with the Victorian Government’s guidelines. While we continue to work towards a safe environment for all, the situation is constantly evolving, and so too our Covid-Safe plan. We will continue to be informed by the Victorian Government, VAPAC and the LPA. The below document outlines the steps we will take to ensure the safety of our staff, artists, patrons and visitors during this time of crisis and into the future.
Download Covid Safety plan: HERE
Livestream at War-Rak/Banksia Festival
Our Opening Night and some of the shows performed in the theatre space will be live-streamed on La Mama’s Facebook and Youtube Channel with live captioning. Download the livestream schedule below and set a reminder!
a chance to kick-off the festival by marking and rejoicing in La Mama’s long-awaited rebirth.
La Mama for Kids at War-Rak/Banksia Festival
for our littlest theatre lovers.
La Mamica Takeover War-Rak/Banksia Festival
a diverse feast of multi-art performance, lovingly crafted to greet the new La Mama.
playreadings and performances from some of La Mama’s returning favourites.
an eclectic carnival of site-specific creations, introducing, exploring, and awakening every corner of La Mama HQ
everywhere you turn, new sensory surprises await.
Lloyd Jones Ensemble: The Installation
experimental, boundary shattering, existential theatre.
Thank you and acknowledgement of War-Rak/Banksia Festival Production team
Hayley Fox – Production Manager
Rebecca Etchell – Assistant Production Manager
Eloise Kent – Event Designer and Curatorial Support.
Bronwyn Pringle – Festival Lighting Designer
Clare Springett – Associate Lighting Designer
See full bios for the production team here.
Festival Operators: Millie Levakis-Lucas, Rosie Leway, Sarah Bianco, Shane Grant.
Thank you to our production partners for their generous contributions to the lighting and audio of War Rak Banksia Festival.