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Today, we are thrilled to launch the new Critical Stages Touring brand with a beautiful new logo to complement our bold new name!

As we approach our 15th year of supporting artists and audiences across Australia, we decided it was time for a change. Since 2005, the company has partnered with presenters and artists to develop a strong and ambitious pool of outstanding independent productions engaging audiences from Bundaberg to Bunbury and beyond.

Critical Stages Touring aims to be a leader in national touring, outstanding independent theatre, and audience development – creating original experiences and connecting communities across the country.

new look, renewed vision

With our new logo and name we hope to show presenters, producers and the public the full breadth of what we do in our sector.

We broker relationships, connecting artists with presenters – whether they be festivals, small or large performing arts venues, or a much-loved community hall. We bring people together to create unforgettable experiences. We support our artists’ ambitions to breathe new life into their work and build sustainable practices, and we help our presenters foster a love and passion for the performing arts in their local audiences.

Through forums, mentorship and residencies, we also work closely with industry to provide opportunities to exchange ideas, start and continue vital conversations, build skills and resilience, and establish networks across the performing arts spectrum.

Critical Stages Touring will continue to contribute to a strong, inter-connected, healthy, diverse and vibrant theatre culture.

so much to celebrate

Between 2016 and 2018 Critical Stages had it’s most successful seasons to date, entertaining over 55,000 ticket holders. This year, we’ll tour 7 amazing productions to an estimated 100 locations for 165 performances, and engage over 60 artists to play to an estimate of over 23,500 patrons.

We have an exciting year ahead and are planning for a bright future supporting the performing arts in Australia, and we look forward to working with you on this next phase of our journey.

Very best wishes,
Chris Bendall
Director & CEO