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Sydney Theatre Company

Australia's leading theatre company

Recognised as one of the world’s most exciting and original theatre companies, Sydney Theatre Company is at the heart of Australia’s cultural landscape with a history of ground-breaking productions.

STC presents an annual season of 15 productions across its harbourside venues: The Wharf in Walsh Bay; Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay and Sydney Opera House, as its resident theatre company.

The company works with artists at the top of their craft to produce a diverse program of internationally acclaimed theatre that reflects Sydney’s distinctive energy and personality, and entertains hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors all year round.

The theatre careers of many of Australia's internationally renowned artists have been launched and fostered at STC, including Mel Gibson, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Benedict Andrews and Cate Blanchett.

Theatre that runs from the epic to the intimate and from the classic to the contemporary.

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2017 season

In 2017 Sydney Theatre Company are tackling the stuff we care about, that gets us talking, and that sometimes keeps us up at night. There’s a breadth and depth to the season that runs from the epic to the intimate and from the classic to the contemporary.

Be swept away by a stylish new production of one of Australia’s greatest classics, Away. Don’t miss John Waters in Talk, a funny, biting and incredibly topical new play. Dinner is a deliciously black comedy that will have you laughing hysterically one minute and jumping with shock the next. And a stellar creative team bring you Three Sisters, an achingly beautiful contemporary re-telling of Chekhov’s masterpiece.

Dressing for drama: Direction and design
STC Artistic Director Kip Williams and costume and set designer Alice Babidge discuss how direction and design inform each other to create brilliant theatre.

Artistic Director Kip Williams

Director Kip Williams has been a core part of Sydney Theatre Company’s artistic team over the last few years, as a Resident Director since 2013 and as Artistic Director from the end of 2016. His first engagement with STC was in 2011 when Andrew Upton invited him to be Assistant Director on his production of The White Guard. Later, he fulfilled the same role for Richard Cottrell on Loot, for Benedict Andrews on Gross und Klein (Big and Small), and for Neil Armfield on The Secret River. In 2012, he became Directing Associate, and directed Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, the first of Williams’ many critically acclaimed shows for STC. Other productions for STC include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, as well as Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer.