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

Majlis Travelling Scholarship Exhibition

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019 - Saturday 24 Aug 2019
40 Dodds Street
The Majlis Travelling Scholarship is open to third (final) year undergraduate students at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, School of Art. A travelling scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to a third year student that will allow them to travel overseas at the conclusion of their undergraduate studies...

Bauhaus Now

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 - Sunday 25 Aug 2019
Buxton Contemporary
Guest curated by Ann Stephen In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch or acolytes of an unholy se...

Bauhaus Now

Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 - Sunday 1 Sep 2019
Buxton Contemporary
Guest curated by Ann Stephen In the year of its centenary the Bauhaus returns to haunt our museums. How do contemporary artists re-imagine a relationship to this legendary school? Are they scavengers raiding the ruins of modernism, appropriators of ‘good design’ kitsch or acolytes of an unholy se...

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