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We do a lot!  We understand that to the casual observer that it may just appear that we have a ridiculous amount of things happening. However, all of our programming aligns with different streams and values for us as an organisation.  To help communicate that to the outside world in our 2023 program we have introduced programming streams:

Shows in this stream are produced and presented by Theatre Works in-house, lead by artists who are either on staff and/or alumni of our professional development programs.

This year our BY THEATRE WORKS projects are MOTH by Declan Green directed by Briony Dunn, Away by Michael Gow directed by Steven Mitchell Wright, In the Club by Patricia Cornelius directed by Kitan Petkovski and Pear-Shaped by Miranda Middleton and Ziggy Resnick (partnering with Rogue Projects).

$50 full | $42 Concession | $28 Preview

Shows in the WITH THEATRE WORKS stream align strongly our values and missions - these works we co-produce and co-present with independent artists and/or companies. Projects within this stream receive significant producing, marketing, PR and production support in addition to free use of the venue and a generous box office split.

Our WITH THEATRE WORKS program this year includes Born in a Taxi, Empty Seat Theatre, Anthropocene Play Company, Fabricated Rooms and many more.

$45 full | $35 Concession | $28 Preview

Our FRESHWORKS program is for Early Career Artists.  Similar to our WITH THEATRE WORKS program but for those less along in their producing and making journey.  In addition to producing, marketing, PR and production support, FRESHWORKS artists have access to creative, technical and producing mentorship.  


Some of our FRESHWORKS artists this year include Amelia Burke, DL Turnbull and Laura Collins.

$35 full | $28 Concession | $20 Preview

Our AT THEATRE WORKS program is for artists, companies or works that align with some but not all of our values as an organisation.  We co-present these works with the independent artists and organisations.  Works within this programming stream receive marketing support, technical support, free venue use and a generous box office split but largely we give them the keys and get out of their way.  

Some of our AT THEATRE WORKS artists this year include Richard Murphet, Keith Gow and Lyric Opera.

$45 full | $35 Concession | $28 Preview

Theatre Works has been long established as the south-side festival hub in Melbourne.  During festival time our spaces are activated with stacked programming allowing audience to see multiple shows in an evening and make a night out of it.

$35 full | $30 Concession & Preview

All of our events are pretty special but not all fit inside of the box or the theatre.  Our special events include forums, workshops, and theatrical events that occur outside of our conventional theatre walls.


We are currently unable to help with bookings over the phone. Please email if you have difficulties booking tickets.


Tickets can be purchased online up to one hour before the performance or at the venue 30 minutes before the performance, subject to availability.


Due to the intimate nature of the theatre space most shows have a strict no latecomer policy and ticket holders will not be admitted into the theatre after the performance has commenced. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded due to late arrival. We recommend that you arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the performance.


Theatre Works endeavours to include accurate content warnings, however, some production content does change within the rehearsal period and we encourage you to visit our website or call the Box Office before the show opens for up-to-date warning information. Warning signs will also be placed in the theatre foyer.



Tickets can be exchanged up to 48 hours before your performance date. All exchange requests must go to with your order number and requested date change.

Tickets can be exchanged for a different performance date of the same production. We are unable to offer exchanges into a different production.

If you select new tickets that are more expensive than your original ones, you will be charged the difference in the ticket prices.

All exchanges are subject to ticket availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged for sold out productions.



Theatre Works follows the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice (see for conditions). As such, tickets cannot be refunded after purchase except if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated as outlined. Latecomers are not entitled to a refund.


Theatre Works offers VCE-focused workshops, artist talks and professionally written learning resources. Please contact our box office to discuss tailoring a package to suit your needs. School student prices are $25.00 per ticket, with one complimentary teacher ticket per 10 students. For school enquiries and bookings please contact Theatre Works


Previews, marked (P) in the calendar, are the exciting first performances leading up to Opening Night. Please note that directors may need to halt the performance for technical reasons.


Theatre Works partners with Auslan Stage Left and Vision Australia to offer Auslan interpreted, audio described performances and pre-show tactile tours. See website for dates or discuss with our box office staff upon booking.


Theatre Works seating allows for wheelchair access and the use of mobility aids. Please discuss your requirements with our box office staff at the time of booking.

Explosives Factory is accessible by stairs only.

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