Theatre

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

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.

Theatre Company '19

The inaugural graduating class of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre). These nine emerging artists have honed their performance, devising and collaborative skills through studio based training and applied practice in a range of settings and contexts.

Meet graduates

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

On The Town

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Friday 20 Sep 2019
Performing Arts Building
On the Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including ‘Come...

On The Town

Saturday 21 Sep 2019 at 2:00pm
Performing Arts Building
On the Town, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including ‘Come...

Conscious Intuition: Diena Georgetti & Eugene Carchesio Exhibition

Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 - Saturday 21 Sep 2019
40 Dodds Street
Conscious intuition presents new sculptures by Brisbane-based Eugene Carchesio and new paintings by Melbourne-based Diena Georgetti. Since they emerged in the 1980s, both highly influential artists have continued to make work that connects contemporary art, art history and human experience in profou...

News

What's a girl? Just ask Ellen Grimshaw

2 September 2019
Ellen Grimshaw graduated in 2018 from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Master in Writing for Performance. Here she discusses her new show, inspired by her work for the...

New graduate-level voice training for stage and screen at the University of Melbourne

27 August 2019
A new masters course has been launched to provide students with industry-leading knowledge and skills to work as a professional voice coach in the performing arts, film and te...

Jesus Christ! Meet VCA Superstar Robert Tripolino

19 June 2019
Robert Tripolino graduated in 2011 with the first ever cohort of Music Theatre students at the Victorian College of the Arts. Now Robert has landed the title role of Jesu...