VictoriaARK Theatre Lilydale
Athenaeum Theatre Lilydale
The Bakery
The Basin Theatre
BATS Theatre
Beaumaris Theatre
BrightonTheatre Company
Cranbourne Community Centre
The Croydon Parish Players
Eltham Little Theatre
1812 Theatre
Encore Theatre
Essendon Theatre Company
Frankston Theatre Group
The Hartwell Players
Hats Theatre Company
Heidelberg Theatre Company
Knox Theatre Company

Malvern Theatre
Mitcham Theatre Group
Mordialloc Theatre Company
Peridot Theatre
Phoenix Theatre
Saltpillar Theatre Company
Sherbrooke Theatre Company
Stageworks Theatre
Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group
Swamp Fox


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ARK Theatre

Lilydale
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ARKfest 2022 - SCRIPTS WANTED! ​Short Play Festival: 26th-27th March 2022

ARK Theatre is proud to announce the return of ARKfest Short Play Festival.  It is a unique festival that brings together writers from all over Australia. Victorian & Interstate theatre groups & ensembles perform these original plays of 10 minutes duration. All submissions are accepted for judging regardless of the writer’s experience or age and will be assessed anonymously by a selection panel.
Play submissions open between 1st – 15th September 2021 midnight.  Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes in length (maximum of 1500 words) maximum of 8 cast members and minimal props/set. This is a 'black box' event. A maximum of 5 plays may be submitted per writer.  All scripts must be original and unperformed (Crash Test Drama & Workshops excepted) at time of submission.  There is no submission fee for writers.
Up to 3o x ten minute plays will be chosen by theatre groups & ensembles from a shortlist of approximately 60, to be performed over the weekend in several heats. Two plays from every heat will move through to the Finals, as decided by the adjudicators.  There will be presentations and awards for Best Script, Best Production, People's Choice for Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. 
Are you a writer and also part of a theatre group or ensemble?  Submit your play and if it is shortlisted, your ensemble/theatre group gets first option to perform it.  Theatre Group/Ensembles Registrations open 1st October - 10th November at a cost of $40 for a single play or $60 if you wish to perform two.  
IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION
Writer submissions: 1-15th September 2021 (may be part of an ITC registration)
Theatre Group/Ensemble Registrations: 1st October - 10th November 2021
Script Shortlist: Early November 2021
Theatre Group/Ensemble Play allocation: 11th November - 25 November 2021
Performance venue: Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Road(enter via Gate 2) Lilydale 3140
Festival Date: 26-27th March 2022
Enquiries: Julie Cunningham arkfest1@gmail.com
Please note: Theatre groups and ensembles do not know what play they will be performing when they register. This  adds to the excitement of the festival!  This year, plays moving forward into the final are determined by the adjudicators only. People’s Choice for Best Production will be available in the Finals.
We look forward to receiving your script!

SUBMIT PLAY HERE

Please note that all productions in 2021 have now been rescheduled until 2022.


 

Athenaeum Theatre Lilydale

Bookings: 61 3 9735 1777
Office hours Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am - 2pm.


The Company also recommends that ticket holders of seats 5 - 8 and 9 - 12 arrive at 7.40pm and enter the theatre immediately to be seated and that all others arrive at 7.50pm and enter immediately.
The QR code will be on your program, handed out on arrival, so you can avail yourself if this once you are seated.


Season: September 2 - 18. 2021.

Witness for the Prosecution

by Agatha Christie

This is Chriistie's most ingenious and axxlaimed play/ the case against Leonard vole, a young opportunist seems overwhelming, he astutely befriended the rich old lady who was his victim, inherited all her money and on the night of the crime was seen with blood on his clothes. Yet when his German refugee wife refuses to support his alibi and is revealed to have a shadily dubious past, you begin to wonder if there is a plot to victimise Vole. Will he be able to convince the jury of his innocence and escape the hangman's noose.
The acclaimed ply/film dircted by Katie-Jane Amey.
Season: November 11 - 27. 2021.

2022 Season

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A 2014 Tony Award winning musical directed byAlan Burrows
After his mother's funeral, middleclass Englishman Mority Navarro learns an incredible secret - he is the "son of the daughter of the grnadson of nephew of the second Earl of Highurat", making him an aristrocat - if he can just find a way ti prevent the eight earls presedinghim from inheriting the earldom first.
An edwardian style, operatic farce.

Season: Thursday February 10 - Saturday February 26. 2022.

 

The Bakery

Bookings: 61 3 9758 3964

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The Basin

Bookings: 1300t784 668

 

Latest News

The Basin Theatre advises that all the remaining seasons in 2021 now have been postponed due to the impact of the coronavirus. Even with the releasing of restrictions in Victoria it would be imossible for The BasinTheatre to safeguard the patronage attending the theatre for the remainder of the year.
The Basin Theatre will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that all the members and patrons are regularly informed about the developing situation throughout The Basin Theatre's web pages, Facebook pages and newsletter emails.
The company is currently planing an exciting performance program for 2022 with the expectant that shows will be able to staged by February 2022.

 
     
     

 

Beaumaris Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9583 6896

 

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Brighton Theatre Company
Bookings: 1300 752 126

 

 

The Croydon Parish Players
Bookings: 0447
014 584 between 1pm & 3pm.
www.CroydonParichPlayers.com

 

 

 

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Eltham Little Theatre

Bookings: 0411 713 095

 

Eltham Little theatre wishes to thank all its supporters and members for your patience in what has been a difficult year for the company.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Season 4: The Long Road written by Sheelagh Stephenson.

Season 5: Cinderfella written by JKulie Cunningham.

   

EEssendon Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 3 9330 4808

 

 

 

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1812 Theatre

Inquiries 61 3 9758 3964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Season

The Shoe Horn Sonata
November 2021

2022 Season

A Flea in Her Ear

A Flea in Her Ear is world-renownedas the funniest and most famous of all the French farces. Its perfectly formed in its comic timing, shamelessly and completely bonkers.
We're in Paris, 1908. After years if married bliss, Madame Raymonde Chansebise suspects her husband is having an affair. In an effort to catch him in the act she causes a lot more trouble than she bargained for. Spiralling into a high-aoctane storm of sexual intrigue, mistaken identities, and bed-receiving mayhem, a cavalcade of characters get in on the act.
Some want sex and revenge, several want to preserve their honour. All want to avoid being shot. Nobody gets any sleep. You will laugh out loud.
Season: . August 2022



BEHIND THE SCENES

The production of a play at the 1812 Theatre involves far more people than just the actors on the stage. For example we need set builders, backstage crew, backstage management, costume making, front of house helpers, technical crew/bio box/lighting and sound technicians.

All these functions are provicec by a small army of volunteers.

WHY DO THEY DO IT?
It is an extremely rewarding experience, it builds lifelong friendships. It enables them to utilise existing skills as well as develop new ones. They have a lot of fun and laughs and enjpy 7being part of a production which they are proud of and which brings enjoyment to the many people who attend the performances.

Whether it's a barbie in our backyard area, movie nights or other get togethers, we realise our volunteers are our lifeblood and a pretty social bunch too.

If you are aged between 14 and 80 and this sounds like something that you may be interested in doing, please read on to find out what is involved behind the scenes.

SET BUILDING:
No production is complete without the set on the stage. Thr building of the set involves design, painting, carpentary, furniture restoration and electrical work. This could range from hanging a picture to building a staircase.

Experienced chippies. electicians, artists, designers are always welcome along with people who are eager to learn ad willing to get their hands a bit grubby.

While the sets are being built the costumes designed and made. Working with the director this involves machine and hand sewing and fitting of outfits on the actors.

BACKSTAGE:

This involves the changes made to the sets on stage during the live performances. This could range from providing an empty cup to an actor at a critical time before thay go on stage to changes between acts while the lights are down.

If you can tip toe in the darkness and enjoy the adrenalin rush of being involved in a live performance, without being an actor on stage, this is for you.

FRONT OF HOUSE:
The face of 1812, you could be the lovely lady or gent greeting our patrons at the door, guiding them to their seats and making sure the audience refreshments between the acts and after the performance are ready to go when needed.

At the end of the evening you get a chance to mingle with the actors, director,and other behind scenes volunteers.

TECH CREW//BIO BOX:
The designers choreograph the lighting and sound as part of the preproduction of the play. The technical crew and bio box operate the soud and lighting during each performances. You may be working with special effects?
With a wide range of lighting and sound equipment available, working in time with actors on stage, its a great experience to be the one bringing the stage alive with massive claps of lighting and rumbling thunder or the soft chirpd in a lush foredt dcene.

Whether you experienced or simply full of enthusiasm and ready to learn, thios may be for you.

STILL INTERSTED RING 1812 on 9758 3964 or email admin@1812theatre.com.au

 

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Encore Theatre

Bookings: 1300 739 099

 

 

Cul-De-Sac

Meet the Sniths, the Johnsons. and the Joneses. They live in a nice little cul-de-sac. And they're happy. Or at least trying to be. Over the course of a single springcay, the neighbouring couples confront the dead-end of their dreams and what happens when you pursue happiness...with a vengeance.

Behind the Scenes


Encire Theatre needs you in 2022 to help the company survive.

Do you have a retired friend or family member looking fir a fun way to meet new people and give back to the community?

Encore Theatre is in desperate need of volunteers to join our set-bulding team. Without them, we may need to cease production, No expreience necessary. Any handyman skills A plus.
To volunteer contact Encore Theatre on 1300 739 099 or encoretheatreau@gmail.com

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Frankston Theatre Group
Bookings: 1300 665 377

 

The Hartwell Players
Bookings: 61 3 9889 5006

 

 

 

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Heidelberg Theatre Company
Bookings: 9457 4117

     
     
     

 

 

Malvern Theatre

Bookings: 1300 131 552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Mordialloc Theatre Company

Bookings: 03 9587 5141

 

 

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Peridot Theatre

Bookings: 0429 115 334
tictickets@peridot.peridot.com.au

 

2021 Season

President's Prattle

After the disappointment of having to cancel most of the productions in 2020, Peridot is de;ighted to announce the 2021 Season> The priorities remain the health aand safety of the patrons, cast and crew, and as live theatre is still likely to be opening under some COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, the company has decided to stage the main events in the second half of the year. Prices will stay at 2020 levels. tickets will be available for purchase at a later stage. Dates may be subject to change.
Perdot does however, has plans to offer some live entertainment in the first half f the year in the form of activities that can be simply and safely staged.
Additionally the Company's Playwright@Peridot Play Readings will continue (either live or via Zoom) and Michael Olsen has offered to present the highly successful Playwright@Peridot Play Writing Workshop again.
Season:

 

Monash One Act Play Festival

\Unfortunately Peridot Theatre has had to postpone the Festival for the moment, but hope tp reschedule at some time in the not too distance future.

Curtain Up!

Following a meeting with director John Jennings and his cast, Perisot doesn't believe that t is feasible to stage this play in November for several reasons, uncertainty of when theatres can re-open, uncertainty over restrictions, access to the theatre, and the 10 kilometre limit.

Is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a delapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again.
They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry ad it's a race to keep their audience from guessing the trut of the matter.

2022

Hypnosis

A mesmerizing thriller with plenty of twists and a liberal dash of comedy. The Great Gordo, an alcoholic stage hypnotist in the twilight of his career, randomly chooses Alan Briggs s his next stooge. Briggs, a mild-mannered policeman, is a good sport, the audience laughs, and everyone goes home. For Gordo, it;'s just the end of another show, and time for a drink or three before bed. but someone out there has other ideas. Extraordinary ideas. The mind games begin, the stakes are raised and we can sense there can only e ine winner. But Who?
Season: January 27 - February 12. 2022

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering in Melbourne theatre is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn new skills, or polish up some old ones. If you would like to volunteer ad work with Peridot Theatre to create excellentl community theatre,


WHY DO THEY DO IT?
It is an extremely rewarding experience, it builds lifelong friendships. It enables them to utilise existing skills as well as develop new ones. They have a lot of fun and laughs and enjpy 7being part of a production which they are proud of and which brings enjoyment to the many people who attend the performances.
Whether it's a barbie in our backyard area, movie nights or other get togethers, we realise our volunteers are our lifeblood and a pretty social bunch too.
SET BUILDING:
No production is complete without the set on the stage. Thr building of the set involves design, painting, carpentary, furniture restoration and electrical work. This could range from hanging a picture to building a staircase.

Experienced chippies. electicians, artists, designers are always welcome along with people who are eager to learn ad willing to get their hands a bit grubby.

While the sets are being built the costumes designed and made. Working with the director this involves machine and hand sewing and fitting of outfits on the actors.

BACKSTAGE:

This involves the changes made to the sets on stage during the live performances. This could range from providing an empty cup to an actor at a critical time before thay go on stage to changes between acts while the lights are down.

If you can tip toe in the darkness and enjoy the adrenalin rush of being involved in a live performance, without being an actor on stage, this is for you.

FRONT OF HOUSE:
The face of Peridot Theatre- you could be the lovely lady or gent greeting our patrons at the door, guiding them to their seats and making sure the audience refreshments between the acts and after the performance are ready to go when needed.

At the end of the evening you get a chance to mingle with the actors, director,and other behind scenes volunteers.

TECH CREW//BIO BOX:
The designers choreograph the lighting and sound as part of the preproduction of the play. The technical crew and bio box operate the soud and lighting during each performances. You may be working with special effects?
With a wide range of lighting and sound equipment available, working in time with actors on stage, its a great experience to be the one bringing the stage alive with massive claps of lighting and rumbling thunder or the soft chirpd in a lush foredt dcene.

Whether you experienced or simply full of enthusiasm and ready to learn, thios may be for you.

You can find the fun you're looking fr by going to the Peridot website and clicking on Who We Are or by giving Helen MNcintodh a call on 0403 797 709.

 

Phoenix Theatre Company

Bookings: 61 3 9012 5897

We Will Rock You

Ben Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen's laest hits.
The musical takes place in a futute age on a planet once called Earth that is now contolled by a mighty corporation... rock misic is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with the unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians.
Season: September 3 - 4, 9 - 11. 2021.

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Sherbrooke Theatre Company

 

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Stageworx Theatre
3/21 Stud Road Bayswater
Bookings: 61 3 9729 8368
www.trybooking.com/LWIZ
www.trwwybooking.com/LWIZ

 

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group
Bookings: 0419 591 517

 

2021 Season

 

Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

When a house party gathers at Gulls Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his okd wife Audrey ande his new flame Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully unpeeled investigation before opur eyes bring the story to a pointed ending.
Season: November 4 - 13. 2021

2022 Season


The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare

Bassinio asks his friend Antonio, a wealthy merchant of Venice, for a loan so he can afford to woo Portia, a beautiful heiress. /antonio's fortune is tide up in is trading ships, but he agrees to act as guarantor, if Bassinio can borrow fron Shylocj, a Jewish moneylender. Sherlock hates Antonio, but keds the money. Pretending that this is a jest, Shylock specifies the penalty for failure to pay on time as a pound of Antonio's flesh. assinio wins Portia's hand, after undergoing a trial specified by her late father. Antonio's ships are unexpectedly depayed and he cannot repay on time, and Sherlock demands his pound of flesh at the Dule of Venice;s court. Portia and her companion Nerissa disuse themselves as men - alearned lawyer and her clerk - and travel to Venice where Portia uses brilliant legal argument to confound Shylock's malicious intentions and saves Antonio's life.
Season:Februry 10 - 28. 2022

 

 

 

 

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Swamp Fox
Bookings: 61 3 9758 3964

 

 



Arts Theatre Cronulla
6 Surf Road Cronulla
Bookings: 61 2 56523 2779

The Game's Afoot

Season: May 7 - 12. 2021

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Bankstown Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 9676 1191

 

Campbelltown Theatre Group
Bookings: www.trybooking.com.au

 

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Cooma Little Theatre - Cooma

Elanora Players
Bookings: 6 2 9982 7364

 

Epicentre Theatre Co.
Ku-ring-gai Town Hall
1186 Pacific Hwy. Pymble

 

Genesian Theatre Company - Sydney
Bookings: 1300 237 217
www.genesiantheatre.com.au

 

 

 
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Gosford Musical Society
Bookings: 61 2 43 233 233

 

Guild Theatre - Rockdale
Cnr Waltz and Railway Streets Rockdale
Bookings: 61 2 9597 4558

 

 
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Highlands Theatre Group - Mittagong
Bookings: 1300 657 559

Henry Lawson Theatre Werrington
Bookings: 02 4729 2996

 

 

Hunters Hill Theatre - Hunters Hill
13 Margaret St. Hunters Hill
Bookings: 61 2 9879 7765

King Street Theatre
Bookings: 0415 123 169

Lane Cove Theatre Company
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/GOG

 

Lieder Theatre Company - Goulburn
Bookings: 61 2 4821 5066

Lindsay Street Players.
Bookings: 61 2 4961 4895

 

Maitland Repertory Theatre
44 High Street Maitland
Bookings: 02 4931 2800

Metropolitan Players
Bookings: 61 2 4929 1977

The Woman in Black

 

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Miranda Musical Society
Bookings: 61 2 8814 5827

 

Newcastle Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 4952 4958
3pm - 6pm Mondays to Fridays.

Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie

 

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Nowra Players - Bomaderry
Bookings: 61 2 4429 5757

Players Theatre
14 Swift Street
Ballina

Girl's Weekend

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Pymble PlayersTheatre
Cnr Mona Vale Road and Bromley Ave. Pymble
Bookings: 61 2 9144 1523

 

Richmond Players
Richmond School of Arts
cnr March and West Market Sts. Richmond
Bookings: 61 2 8006 6997

 

 

Rochdale Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 6621 8169

Rockdale Opera Company
Rockdale Town Hall
448 Princes Highway Rockdale
Bookings: 61 2 4730 932

 

Roo Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 4297 2891

 

The Sutherland School of Arts
Bookings: 61 2 8091 0768

Tamworth Dramatic Society
Bookings: 61 2 6767 5300

 

 

The Theatre on Chester
61 2 9877 0081

 

 

 

Woy Woy Little Theatre
Peninsula Theatre 93 McMasters Rd. Woy Woy.
Booking: 02 43 233 233

 

 

Wyong Drama Group - Wyong
Bookings: 1300 655 600

Wyong Musical Theatre
Bookings: 1300 366 470

Young People's Theatre
Cnr Lindsay and Lawson Streets Hamilton

 

 

 

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The Spotlight Theatre Complex

 

 
     
 

 

 



 
 

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Adelaide Repertory Theatre
Arts Theatre 53 Angas St. Adelaide
Bookings: 61 8 8212 5777

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Town Hall Theatre - Devenport

 

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Canberra Playback

 

 

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