Plug + Play

Register for PLUG + PLAY

Are you a young musician (aged 14-25) looking to take your musical career to the next level?  The 2024 PLUG + PLAY program is taking expressions of interest.

To register your interest  for future years please click the link below.

Submit your Expression of interest for Plug + Play

What is PLUG + PLAY?

The Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre will work directly with emerging musicians and performers aged (14-25) in Wagga to provide support and mentoring to take your artistic career to the next level.

What to expect?

  • Mentoring and workshops with industry professionals
  • Marketing and business skills workshops
  • Access to industry professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to shows and performances
  • Performance opportunities
  • Plus access to one-on-one mentoring and insider knowledge on what's going on and how to make sure you are there!

What does it cost?

Being a part of Plug and Play doesn’t cost you anything except time and commitment.

There will be times throughout the year when we may offer paid workshops.

What did past participants have to say?

"A great opportunity for musicians to get there name out there and mix with other music lovers."

"This is a fabulous program. Keep up the great work and thank you for supporting and thinking about young musicians"

"thank you again for this amazing initiative …Our young musicians are so very lucky!"

"Plug and play is really awesome and so helpful for aspiring musicians like myself."

"This is a very well run program and I love participating and being a part if it"

Finding Success!

Parklands’ found fame on triple J unearthed in March 2020, after two of the four band members were part of the Plug + Play program.  As they continue to get their original music heard and create a name for themselves, we can’t help but have some proud mum feels!

Check them out on triple j Unearthed

Here is what they had to say about the Plug + Play program in 2019:

"Plug and Play helped us out in so many ways! They helped us with goal setting and gave us experienced industry advice that we otherwise would have had no access to. Also, through the help of plug and play we got heaps of cool opportunities like getting gigs at great venues, sound gear and professional photos. Wagga's really lucky to have this program because it gives light to a daunting industry that is difficult to crack into"- Parklands

"Plug and Play has definitely played a vital role in the development and growth of so many different people’s music journey. The program’s flipped the way a lot of us participants view breaking into the “industry”.  I’m now in a position to more accurately work toward a better future and outcome for my music, due to the direction provided by the Plug and Play."- Charles Patterson

"Plug and Play is an extremely important program for the youth of Wagga Wagga. To me personally, music and the creative industry is simply about having fun and making some money along the way. This program exemplifies this by highlighting all avenues for career paths in music, by way of a large friendly environment of like minded people creating and inspiring one another. Plug and Play gives Wagga Wagga accessible connections to industry people that simply would not exist without it. For myself this program has been phenomenal as it has given light to the deeper business side of the music industry and the ways in which to obtain as much success and career opportunity as possible." - Tom Brereton

Jam Sessions on Stage

The Plug and Play jam sessions on stage with local professionals were a highlight for 2019 participants.