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Launch of unique archive of scenic designs

Launch of unique archive of scenic designs

Ten scene books providing a unique visual record of Australia’s early theatre history, have been digitised and made available online for all to download, study and enjoy.

Horses to courses: Police stables receive $18M transformation

Horses to courses: Police stables receive $18M transformation

The former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables have been transformed into world-class teaching and learning facilities for students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music following an $18 million make-over.

Recipient of the 2018 Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship announced

Recipient of the 2018 Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship announced

Sydney based designer Michael Hankin is the 2018 recipient of The Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship For Design in The Performing Arts.

Latest features

Susan-Ann Walker and Sally Bourne

Susan-Ann Walker and Sally Bourne

Susan-Ann Walker and Sally Bourne star in their brand new show Subtle, premiering at the MC Showroom from 17–20 May. Heather Bloom sits down with the stars of Subtle who are anything but…

The Te Kopere Maori Healers

The Te Kopere Maori Healers

Nestled amongst the North Gate area of the Byron Bay Bluesfest is a nondescript tent that sits next to the Boomerang circle, but not to be fooled by it's commonplace appearance, inside you are transported to another world.

Tilly Legge

Tilly Legge

Australian Stage caught up with Tilly Legge as she takes on the commanding and demanding role of Vanda in Lightning Jar's latest production, Venus In Fur.

Community news

Applications open for CAAP Directors Initiative

Applications are now open for the two-year Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) Directors Initiative at Melbourne Theatre Company.

Artist Callout: 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival

The 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival is back!

Applications now open for 2018 Indigenous Scholarship Program

Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, is proudly continuing the Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018 with an expanded program designed to foster career pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in the performing arts.

Free stuff

my sister feather

The second play in a trilogy of work by Olivia Satchell about the relationship between grief, memory, and the female body, my sister feather shifts between a stark prison centre and the shared childhood of two women to investigate trauma and sisterhood. Australian Stage has TWO DOUBLE passes to give away!

Most read reviews

Hungry Ghosts | Melbourne Theatre Company

Described as a post traumatic play, Hungary Ghosts is both complex and challenging. While conscious in its use of multiple characters and threads, commentary on national themes does give echo to a central, more personal narrative around culture, loss, belonging, patriotism and identity.

Almost Face To Face | Stephen House

It's difficult to determine who the real star is in this piece; the exquisite writing, or the equally perfect performance. That both are the work of the same person... truly impressive stuff.

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany & Contemporary America | University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America is a long play with a long title and, at times, hard work for the audience who are rewarded for their attention.

Terrestrial | State Theatre Company South Australia

Terrestrial’s author (Fleur Kilpatrick) says in the programme notes that she dedicated her play to lonely girls, bored boys, to quiet towns and “to a landscape that looks like Mars”. She adds ”landscape informs how our trauma, confusion, illness or fear manifests itself”. It does in this play.

Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. | Griffin Theatre Company

It might go down a treat as a Nanny's business card, but it seems to have little currency for Tara Marice's character, Sandra in Brooke Robinson's Good Cook. Friendly. Clean.

Most read news

Horses to courses: Police stables receive $18M transformation

The former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables have been transformed into world-class teaching and learning facilities for students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music following an $18 million make-over.

Launch of unique archive of scenic designs

Ten scene books providing a unique visual record of Australia’s early theatre history, have been digitised and made available online for all to download, study and enjoy.

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