Theatre

The theatre sector in Australia is a ‘broad church’ which encompasses several spheres of activity. This includes commercial, professional subsidised, unsubsidised independent, participatory, community, and amateur theatre. Within these spheres there is a diversity of genres, including: plays and scripted work, music theatre and cabaret, circus and physical theatre, installation theatre performance, puppetry, media-based theatre work, live art, and contemporary inter-disciplinary performance. 

The view from 2014 is of a sector that is keen to keep pace with the broader environment. Theatre artists, organisations and enablers (such as producers) are highly attuned to the interests and needs of national and international audiences, and evolving platforms for engagement.

The theatre sector in Australia is a ‘broad church’ which encompasses several spheres of activity.

Highlights from the Australian Theatre Forum 2015

This year the fourth the Australian Theatre Forum (ATF) took place in Sydney, bringing together professional artists, presenters, producers, managers and policy-makers from around the country. Representatives from the Australia Council took part in the forum and have given their insights from the event.

  • ATF 2015 was a carefully constructed program that allowed participants to chart their own journey. Significantly the key speakers provided an inspiring and provocative start to every day. Many of the same issues were raised as in past forums but it felt like there is a growing sophistication in the sector about how to discuss and take action.
    David Everist.
  • The sessions on international opportunities for Australian theatre makers were great. It’s a pity we only had an hour for each session, there was so much to discuss! Conversations were lively and a lot of information and market intelligence was shared.
    Amrit Gill.
Highlights from the Australian Theatre Forum 2015
Highlights from the Australian Theatre Forum 2015

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Image: Women in Theatre exhibition trailer 2014 Credit: Australia Council
Women in Theatre celebrates the contemporary Australian theatre scene, where Women share their personal stories, recollections and reflections.
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