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The Street, led by acclaimed stage director Caroline Stacey, employs some of the finest creative talent in the region as well as Canberra’s creative diaspora and beyond.


The Hive is The Street Theatre’s script/performance development program. In the search for contemporary regional and Australian writers, The Street has developed a place for the gathering of theatrical ideas and minds to challenge their skillset and provide fertile ground for Canberra to develop a distinctive and strong voice. The program aims to support live performance writing in the ACT through providing access to a leading professional dramaturg and a range of theatre resources.  The program is driven by a commitment to actively nurturing ACT writers and their work. Further, to develop quality new work to be produced by The Street Theatre and other organisations throughout the ACT and Australia. Using one of Australia’s leading dramaturgs to facilitate it, The Hive has developed over the years, changing to the needs of the participants as well as those of the company. The program is for those interested in/or currently pursuing a professional career in performance & writing at various stages of their career.The Hive was led in 2017 by respected dramturg Peter Matheson.

THE PLAYWRITE SESSIONS 2020 - information to come

The PlayWrite Sessions is The Street Theatre’s program to keep playwrights connected and communicating about their work.

In 2020, The Street will be providing facilitated sessions l throughout the year for playwrights to connect with fellow writers, share work and ideas and have critical discussions around each other’s work in a space that is both creative and supportive. The sessions are open to playwrights at all stages of their career, from emerging to established and those interested in new Australian work.



15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Box Office

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2pm

+ 1.5 hours prior to performance.

02 6247 1223

Theatre building currently on reduced hours to public due to COVID-19

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