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 across its harbourside venues: The Wharf Theatres and 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, 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.
Artistic Director Kip Williams
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 since 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, Macbeth, All My Sons, Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Ruth Park’s epic Australian stories The Harp in the South: Parts One and Two, and Playing Beatie Bow and his masterful reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.