Gladys Moncrieff advertisement, QPAC Museum Reg. No. 1997.0136.0116

PAHN Conference

9:00am Thursday, 12 October 2017
4:30pm Friday, 13 October 2017
Flinders University and University of Adelaide
Victoria Square and North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Annual conferences are the prime activity of PAHN. Meetings of PAHN have been held since 1992 when a special two day gathering, On with the Show, was held in the Victorian Arts Centre. Since then meetings have been held which sometimes coincide with the annual conference of Museums Australia. They are usually held in a suitably theatrical venue and are open to any one with an interest in Australia's performing arts history and heritage.

In 2016 we held our conference in Hobart which included a visit to the historical Theatre Royal. Planning is underway for our 2017 conference which will be held in Adelaide on October 12th and 13th.

If you are interested in speaking at the conference or attending please get in touch with us here.


Draft Program

Day 1 - Flinders University - 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
9 am Registration - 5 pm

Day 2 - University of Adelaide - North Terrace, Adelaide
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Keynote Julian Meyrick
Professor of Creative Arts, Flinders University
Writer, Director

Guadalupe Cincunegui

Joanne Tompkins
Professor of Drama, University of Queensland

Alan Brissenden
Adelaide dance critic

Mark St. Leon
Circus Historian

Margaret Leask
Oral Historian

Helen Trepa
Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre

Julia Mant and Marian Kernahan
Archives and Records Manager
National Institute of Dramatic Art


Full program: $100 non-members, $80 members
One day only: $50 non-members, $40 members

How to register

  • Members, you must log in to get the member rate.
  • Once you've logged in, register using the Register Attendees button below. You will need to provide a few basic details and then you will be taken to the payment page where you can pay online or request an invoice, which you will be able to access in My Portal - Transactions.
  • Registering for one day only? Go here and register, selecting either Day One or Day Two when you click on Register Attendees.
$100.00 *
$100.00 *
* Price includes GST where applicable

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