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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

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond

Radiating mere metres from Chapel off Chapel, Miss Dolly Diamond graciously acknowledged the attention from passers-by as a micro consequence of her commitment to the promotion of Melbourne’s forthcoming Cabaret Festival.

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.

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.

Most read reviews

Christian McBride’s New Jawn

‘Saving the best til last’ is how the Melbourne International Jazz Festival announced legendary bassist Christian McBride on the festival’s closing night.

Bliss | Belvoir

In what might be either a psychotic break or a divine revelation, Harry Joy concludes that when he “died” it was not his old life to which he returned, but rather has found himself in Hell.

Opening Gala | 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival

It really is something to walk out of an event genuinely uplifted by talent. The Opening Gala of the 2018 Melbourne Cabaret Festival was not only a fun and classy evening, it was an alluring glimpse into a fine programme canvassing some truly extraordinary performers.

Three Solos | Kim Myhr, Tony Buck and Peter Knight

The Substation in Newport has an industrial history which has been minimally (and respectfully) refurbished as an art space, that provided the ideal venue for Three Solos.

Marjorie Prime | Ensemble Theatre

For anyone who has dealt with the deterioration of a parental figure, this is a deeply affecting, hopefully cathartic, but potentially harrowing night at the theatre – this is an intellectually stimulating, emotional gut-punch of a play.

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