Theatre

The VCA Theatre program produces some of Australia’s finest practitioners in both traditional and contemporary theatre.

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Theatre Company 2019

Study Theatre at the VCA

Our Theatre program draws together the elements of contemporary theatre practice – writing, theatre making, devised work, actor skills, direction and stagecraft.

At undergraduate level the program is designed to train actors and theatre makers, incorporating voice, movement, performance and stagecraft.

Our graduate students focus on performance writing, theatre direction and theatre making. Their research contributes to the theory and practice of theatre in Australia.

BFA Acting and BFA Theatre

Our students work creatively and collaboratively to explore contemporary and traditional theatre and performance practice.  They investigate their craft intellectually while contributing to the creation of new works for public performance.

Studio practice is the core of the training with an emphasis on collaboration with skilled staff, industry figures and peers.

Read about Acting Company 2018.

Our people

No matter how you work, in the garret or on the floor, it is great to surround yourself with talented creatives who have ‘skin in the game’. That’s why I value teaching at VCA. All of my colleagues are practising professionals and bring those skills and experiences to their teaching, and the steady stream of guest lecturers allows for multiple perspectives on how to create work.

Jane Harrison
Tutor in Theatre
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VCA events

The Stables Studios: Artist-Led Tours

Saturday 27 Jul 2019 at 11:00am
corner of Grant and Dodds Streets
Open to the public for the very first time at Open House Melbourne 2019, following a multimillion-dollar makeover, the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch Stables have been reimagined as a best-in-class facility for learning and creative collaboration. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, ...

First Commissions Exhibition

Saturday 27 Jul 2019 at 10:00am
Grant and Dodds Street
**First Commissions Exhibition** On Open House Weekend, you can be among the first to see our landmark exhibition *First Commissions* in the Martyn Myer Arena, after a successful launch in Florence. The exhibition features 30 of the University of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists, who h...

The Stables Studios: Artist-Led Tours

Sunday 28 Jul 2019 at 11:00am
corner of Grant and Dodd Streets
Open to the public for the very first time at Open House Melbourne 2019, following a multimillion-dollar makeover, the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch Stables have been reimagined as a best-in-class facility for learning and creative collaboration. Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects, ...

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