Theatre & Performance

Griffin Award Winner 2020

Tasmania's Dylan Van Den Berg has been awarded the prestigious Griffin Award for new Australian playwriting for his piece, Way Back When. The accolade sees Van Den Berg being awarded $10,000 after beating out 130 other plays in an anonymous judging process featuring a panel of artists to be placed into a top five shortlist. […]

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Scholarships

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson have announced the respective winners of the 2020 scholarship and commission. Chika Ikogwe, who Rose Byrne chose as the 2020 recipient of the Rose Byrne Scholarship For Emerging Female Leader In The Arts is a Nigerian-Australian actor, writer, and recent […]

Platform Live – Disabled Artists Streaming

Many an artists has moved to online streaming in the current pandemic world. On Saturday a new group of artists with very unique stories take to streaming. These artists are some of Australia's boldest, funniest, creative, and most provocative artists - oh and they all also have a disability! Platform Live will play host to […]

Toby Schmitz Stars In Thom Pain (Based On Nothing)

Red Line Productions presents a world first live-streamed theatre season and a specially commissioned live concert event. Toby Schmitz, a multi-award winning Australian actor, is a master of the tragic and comic, making him ideal for Will Eno’s acclaimed one man show, Thom Pain (Based On Nothing). There will also be a specially commissioned live concert: […]

Who’s Your Baghdaddy?

Who’s Your Baghdaddy? is set in a support group style, satirically depicting those who started the Iraq War. The dark, boisterous, and irreverent production will be presented by Curveball Creative and directed by Neil Gooding. The play stars Blake Erickson from Shrek, Phillip Lowe from Georgy Girl, and Laura Murphy from Muriel’s Wedding, amongst other […]

Jump StART Youth Theatre

Amidst COVID-19 restrictions the arts industries have been greatly impacted. However, it's not just the current crop of performers who are suffering, the next wave of aspiring talent have been robbed of opportunities to learn and grow due to theatre shutdowns. To alleviate this problem a brand new kid on the block has arrived to […]

Streamed Shakespeare – Two Noble Kinsmen

Aussie theatre initiative Streamed Shakespeare presents a creative way of uniting people in isolation through creating streaming adaptations of The Bard’s most loved plays. Inspired by the COVID-19 crisis, cast and crews have expanded to an international scale as it was initially drawing on only Sydney based talent. The upcoming play Two Noble Kinsmen directed by […]

New Virtual Venue, The Reservoir Room

Born from the necessity to resurrect Sydney's live entertainment scene in the wake of COVID-19, a dedicated group of industry professionals including multi-award-winning Australian entertainer Catherine Alcorn, TV/film producer Brian Cobb and three time Gold Logie nominee Rodger Corse have joined forces to create the country's newest 'virtual venue' The Reservoir Room. Beginning on Friday […]

NIDA Announces Virtual Open Day

Australia’s leading dramatic arts institution, the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) will host a virtual open day in June. During the open day, participants will have access to campus walkthroughs, exclusive footage, live activities, and alumni guests. “NIDA usually welcomes over 2000 visitors to its Kensington campus for its yearly open day,” said NIDA […]

Zoom Magic Virtual Show

When City Hub last spoke to Adam Axford, he was preparing for his RULEBREAKER show. In 2020, he is now hosting his virtual magic show from his home studio to bring you a mesmerising interactive magic show via Zoom. Axford tells of his show, “the art is to stay adapted with the times of uncertainty, […]