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Read Australia’s best coverage of music, arts and culture in Limelight.

The words of our expert writers can be enjoyed in our 11 annual magazines and weekly online stories.

With a print subscription you will never miss an issue, save up to 36% on the cover price, and get free access to a growing digital archive of lively and intelligent Australian arts journalism. Support us with a digital subscription and access all of our content online and save 50% for a limited time.

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Subscriber prize draw

Subscribe to Limelight by 2 January for the chance to win a season pass to Palace Opera & Ballet’s 2022 cinema screenings.

Claim a prime seat for the best of what’s on stage in Europe. Screening in cinemas nationally, the new Palace Opera & Ballet season will feature performances direct from Royal Opera House, Opera national de Paris and Teatro alla Scala. Filmed in high definition and broadcast live across the Northern Hemisphere, the productions screen in Australia only weeks later.

Season pass includes Verdi’s Macbeth (La Scala), Puccini’s Tosca (Royal Opera), Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (Royal Ballet), Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Opéra de Paris), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Royal Opera), Verdi’s La Traviata (Royal Opera), Massenet’s Cinderella (Opéra de Paris), Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (Royal Ballet), and Rameau’s Platée (Opéra de Paris).

La Traviata
La Traviata © Tristram Kenton, ROH

Prize draw entry is automatic with any individual or gift subscription or renewal between 25 Oct – 2 Jan.

Imagine the ideal radio. With a tuner that brings clarity to many of the weakest stations and Bluetooth, the Model One radio begins with a handmade wood cabinet that is both beautiful and the ideal acoustically inert housing. With just three knobs, it is the antithesis of today’s ever more complex electronic products. But behind the Model One’s simple appearance hides a multitude of technology, facilitating higher sound reproduction and better reception over anything else near it in size.

The perfect Christmas gift for arts lovers

Give a Limelight subscription as a gift this Christmas and you could win a Model One BT in the classic walnut and beige finish thanks to Tivoli Audio.

Prize draw entry is automatic with any gift subscription purchase between 4 Nov – 6 Jan.

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Eligible teachers and students can purchase an annual digital subscription at the discounted rate of just $30 per year. 

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Take out a dual subscription to Australia’s two leading arts magazines, Limelight and Australian Book Review, and save up to 41% on the titles’ combined cover price.


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