live performance

Black Cab Sessions USA

Friday 21 December, 8.30pm

Black Cab Sessions are famous in the UK for having the world’s biggest artists perform in the most intimate of venues – the back of a London cab. These up-close performances and interviews with household names continue across the pond, with the exclusive first series of Black Cab USA. Discover the cities of the US…


Live From The Artists Den Series 3

Tuesday 6 November, 7.30pm

This New York Emmy nominated series pairs world-class musicians with unique and unlikely venues to create intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concerts. With secret shows in over 20 cities, The Artists Den features one-off concerts in venues such as churches, cinemas, banks and libraries. Alan Light, the former editor of Vibe and Spin, chooses a different artist every…


The 2012 Helpmann Awards nominees announced


Last night, the 2012 Helpmann Award nominations were announced at three simultaneous events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This year saw a record breaking 829 entries – from which the judging panel chose nominees for the 41 categories. Among these was Rock of Ages, receiving a total of seven nominations, and A Chorus Line scoring…


The 2012 Helpmann Awards ®

Tuesday 25 September, 8.30pm

Australian theatre’s most glamorous night of the year will once again be broadcast exclusively by STUDIO. Spanning musical theatre, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre and dance, the annual Helpmann Awards recognise achievement and excellence in Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The awards also feature spectacular live performances and a guestlist of Australia’s biggest names. STUDIO’s…


Classic Albums

Friday 19 October, 7.30pm

This ground-breaking documentary series looks at some of the pop and rock albums that are considered the best or most well-known of a musician or era of music.  Go behind the scenes to discover the process behind the album’s creation, what it was like in the recording studio and the lasting legacy the album has…


Ella From The BBC Vaults

Sunday 8 July, 8.30pm

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. Having won nearly every singing honour around the world – from 12 Grammy awards to the National Medal of Arts – she remains a jazz and soul icon. The performances in this collection are taken from BBC programmes from 1965 to 1977, and…


Conversations with Indigenous Artists

Monday 2 July, 6.00pm
jimmy little

From the iconic voices of Jimmy Little and Archie Roach, to director Warwick Thornton, STUDIO celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC week 2 – 6 July at 6pm. Namatjira the Painter- Monday 2 July 6.00pm This is the story of Aboriginal watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, who…



Wednesday 12 September , 10.00pm

This series is an in-depth guide to some of the world’s most iconic artistic figures. Each episode of Discovering examines a fascinating subject that had a significant impact on a particular era and art form. These include Luis Buñuel – the father of cinematic Surrealism, Salvador Dali – one of the 20th Century’s most important…


Studio Rock Icons: Supertramp – Breakfast In America Live In Paris

Friday 13 July, 8.30pm

British progressive rock band Supertramp formed in 1969. Their sixth album, Breakfast in America, was released in March 1979, and reached #3 in the UK and #1 in the United States where it stayed on top for six weeks. Don’t miss this iconic live performance of Supertramp at the Paris Pavilion. The band performs all of…


Adelaide Cabaret Festival heats up the streets of Adelaide


Adelaide Cabaret Festival is underway and is already heating up the streets of the city of Adelaide, with plenty to do from now until Saturday 23 June. Artistic director Kate Ceberano has curated a festival highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and contemporary cabaret performances. Now in…


Live From The Artists Den

Saturday 11 August, 7.30pm

This New York Emmy nominated series pairs world-class musicians with unique and unlikely venues to create intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concerts. With secret shows in over 20 cities, The Artist Den features one-off concerts from artists such as Tori Amos, David Grey, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr and many more, in venues such as churches,…


Queen for a Day

Saturday 9 June, 2.00pm
Queen for a day

Her Royal Highness isn’t the only Queen we’re celebrating this weekend – get ready for a non-stop day of Freddy Mercury and his supergroup! From 2pm we’ll be dedicating the day to the songs and story of Queen – the band that changed the face of music and created enduring hits such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’,…


Etta James – Burning Down The House Live

Thursday 7 June, 9.30pm

Etta James, the grand dame of the blues, is captured in this stunning live performance in December 2001. A legendary performer, Ms. James has taken on blues, jazz, and rock and conquered each genre with her inimitable style. This Los Angeles performance finds her singing some of her best known hits such as “At Last,”…



Monday 2 July, 8.30pm

The jewel in the crown of Sydney Festival 2012, I Am Eora celebrates the heroes of Aboriginal Sydney, while breaking new ground in contemporary Australian performance. STUDIO takes a look at what went into the making of this epic production, going behind the scenes with cast and crew as they prepare for the world premiere….


A Return to The Trees – performers climb, leap and free fall across stage


Sydney-based theatre group Strings Attached premieres a brand new production at Carriageworks this week called A Return to The Trees, by Artistic Director Alejandro Rolandi. A Return to The Trees blurs the lines between dance and theatre. The story is based around climate change and human destruction, hoping to create a call to action about…