Our Future is Full of Possibility

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,…

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Announcing Come To Where I Am – Australia

Banner image with the Come To Where I Am logo on the left and the line "stories and plays from the places that shape us"on the right.

Critical Stages Touring is thrilled to announce the launch of a new playwriting program in partnership with the UK’s Paines Plough Theatre Company. Come to Where I Am – Australia will engage seven regional and rural playwrights from around the country to create a new 10-minute story that is a snapshot of what it is like to live in their…

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How to Make Online Events Accessible

In the last couple of months we’ve seen a huge number of artists, arts organisations and commercial entities rush to digital platforms to continue to engage their audiences, explore new ways of making theatre, and to connect with each other from isolation. What has become apparent is that many artists, particularly in the independent sector, have less resources and knowledge…

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Save the Date – Next Indy Theatre Forum – May 25th

Following up from our Covid-19 Survival Guide forum in April, Critical Stages Touring is hosting our next Indy Theatre Forum on Creative Practice in the Digital Environment. This one will be a little different. Shaped from feedback and suggestions from artists around the country this next zoom-enabled forum will recap the things we’ve learned so far about theatre in isolation,…

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A person sits alone in a darkened theatre, the only person seated on red velvet chairs. there is nothing in the background.

Independent artists are the lifeblood of Australia’s theatre sector. They are the source of our most innovative and exciting new work, they stimulate our entire industry, provoke and often challenge our audiences, push the boundaries of what is possible and inspire us all. Independent artists create work for venues, festivals and communities large and small right around Australia, and often…

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