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Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage celebrates

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In 2019, Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage (CGEN) will celebrate 15 years as Queensland’s largest youth performing arts program, giving students, teachers and school communities the opportunity to be involved in a professionally produced, award-winning arena spectacular. Since its inception in 2005, the large-scale event has grown from a cast of 550 students to more than 1,500 and is nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent.

Performances will take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and with feature student dancers, choristers, symphony orchestra, massed string orchestra,  actors, the James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band, drumline, featured and backing vocalists and film and stage crew.

What is Creative Generation all about..

CGEN provides students with the chance to acquire new skills by working with some of Australia’s leading performers in a world-class venue. For many, it is their first time performing on an arena stage, while for others it is a valuable stepping stone in their career as young artists in the performing arts industry.

CGEN rehearsals provide an opportunity for students to display their talents and extend their networks with professional artists. Auditions, workshops and rehearsals give students a taste of the wider performing arts industry that has seen many Queenslanders achieve great success on the international stage.

Why you should be a part of Creative Generation!

This incredible program is a unique and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. It celebrates access to the arts and encourages students of all levels of performance ability to get involved.

This is a spectacular event for all the family! Get your tickets now through Ticketek.

Friday 19 July 2019

  • Schools preview: 1-4pm
  • Evening performance: 7-10pm

Saturday 20 July 2019

  • Matinee performance: 1-4pm
  • Evening performance: 7pm-10pm

Group bookings

Combine your ticket order with colleagues, families and students. Purchase 20 tickets or more to receive one adult ticket for free. To book, please complete the Group Booking Form available on the Ticketek website and return to Ticketek Group Bookings.

Schools preview group bookings

Note: This offer is strictly available for teachers and students only.

Schools groups can attend a special preview of CGEN at 1pm, Friday 19 July for a reduced ticket price. When 20 tickets are purchased, one teacher can attend for free. This is a great opportunity for students to watch their peers onstage and take a behind-the-scenes look into how a major production comes together. To book, schools should complete the School Group Booking Form available on the Ticketek website and return to Ticketek Group Bookings.


July 19. 2019
July 20. 2019
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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St
South Brisbane,QLDAustralia


Department of Education, Queensland Government
(07) 3328 6630

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

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