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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.

2018 season

The theatre is where we come to find pleasure, to ask questions, to understand ourselves, and to negotiate our society. These traits are the bedrock of Sydney Theatre Company’s 2018 Season.

Australia’s finest actors are taking on big, iconic roles. Jane Turner is back in the outrageous Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Helen Thomson will be unstoppable in Top Girls. Pamela Rabe and Sarah Peirse team up in The Children, an outstanding new drama, and we also get to experience Sarah in Patrick White’s masterpiece, A Cheery Soul. Finally, Howard Sumner’s extraordinary debut, The Long Forgotten Dreamis a beautiful tale of family and belonging, directed by Neil Armfield.

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.

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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.