YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL
Support an exciting new future for independent theatre and regional artists.
Critical Stages Touring is Australia’s national touring theatre company. Each year we tour outstanding theatrical productions to audiences right around Australia, helping to make live theatre accessible to audiences everywhere, especially in regional, rural and remote Australia. In 2019, we toured no less than 7 original Australian shows, reaching new audiences in over 100 different towns and communities right across Australia, China and New Zealand.
We need your support to help us build an exciting new future for our artists and our audiences. This is a time of great change for Australia and the world, and for the performing arts. Travel and touring of performing arts will need to be reshaped over the year ahead, not only in response to Covid-19, but also as we consider the world we want to create on the other side – one that considers a reduced carbon footprint and better care for our environment as we move forwards into the future.
Critical Stages Touring has been busy adapting to the digital realm over the past few months. We are in the process of adapting our website for digital distribution and connection, taking our successful forums to support the independent arts sector to an online format, and producing a popular weekly ‘Stage and Stream’ update for artists and audiences about digital opportunities, education resources and online performances.
We are very proud of the latest initiative: Come To Where I Am. Our usual model of performance involves touring artists to perform for audiences in regional Australia. At this time, we are seeking to invert the model, take advantage of the interest from audiences in digital platforms, and bring stories from regional Australia to the rest of Australia.