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

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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 Courses

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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Upcoming events

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  • Fcking A

    Event, Performance, Season
    April 16 2019
    Director: Candy BowersWritten by Suzan-Lori Parks, presented by Acting Company 19 and graduating Production students.”F***ing A” by Suzan-Lori Parks is dangerous a...
  • Acting Company 2018

    Season, Other
    November 1 2018
    Acting Company 2018 showcases the best of our graduating acting students. These emerging artists develop, strengthen and hone their acting chops through a broad range of studi...
  • Acting Showcase

    October 1 2018
    Acting Company 2018. Photos by Drew Echberg....