Darlinghurst Theatre Company is a Creative Producer that produces professional artists’ theatre production concepts- from concept to major production.
Each year we undertake a public submission process and call out to professional artists for production proposals - from this we curate and develop our annual subscription season performed at our 200 seat theatre the Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst. We work closely and collaboratively with artists and we fund the production’s entire budget including professional artist wages and creative fees. We are the only company and theatre in Australia working under an independent/curated theatre model to pay MEAA award wages and industry rates to all artists in its program. We work with established and emerging artists who have a track record of creating exceptional work. We undertake all aspects of producing the work including: realising designs, production management, casting, marketing, presentation and sales.
Through our collaboration with artists our company explores the diversity and complexity of our lives through theatre. We seek out work and provocations that explore, discuss and engage with contemporary Australia and topical issues. We value freedom of expression, the discussion of ideas, different points of view and dialogue. It is this ‘democracy of ideas’ that drives our company and compels us to seek out and engage with many artists. We place artists’ and their visions at the helm and we strive to create the strongest connection possible between audience and concept.