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The Critical Stages Wish for the Holidays

Thanks to all of our audiences, artists, supporters and presenters, it has been an amazing year for Critical Stages Touring. We’ve connected 100 communities around Australia with 7 diverse critically-acclaimed productions, supporting over 60 arts professionals to deliver 165 performances to 25,000+ ticket holders from Katherine to Kangaroo Island and Bunbury to Broken Hill. We’ve inspired audiences to take a…

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Indy Theatre Forum @ Artstate Tamworth

A group of about 25 people sit in a circle of chairs around 4 panelists

Critical Stages Touring next Indy Theatre Forum will be presented at ArtState Tamworth on October 31st, in partnership with Theatre Network NSW. LISTEN TO THE FORUM PODCAST ON SOUNDCLOUD NOW We know that artists working in regional areas are producing great work, and that they often do it with very different support and without the networks we sometimes take for granted in…

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Critical Stages Touring Wins the 2019 Drover Touring Legend Award

Critical Stages Touring, Australia’s national touring theatre company, has been honoured with the prestigious Touring Legend Award at the 2019 PACA (Performing Arts Connections Australia) Drover Awards. The Drover Awards recognise excellence in the field of regional touring. There are three award categories: Tour of the Year, Performing Arts Centre of the Year, and Touring Legend. The Touring Legend Award…

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Critical Stages Touring Welcomes New Directors

Critical Stages Touring welcomes two new members to our board of directors this month. They join a group of passionate arts, business and theatre leaders that will help steer the organisation into its next phase of producing and touring outstanding independent theatre across Australia. Joining the board are: Pearl Tan – Senior Lecturer in Directing (AFTRS) & Founder and Director…

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Introducing Critical Stages Touring

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…

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Therese Raquin has commenced its tour around Australia!

Our tour of the stunning Therese Raquin, co-produced with Melbourne’s Dirty Pretty Theatre, has begun its National Tour with wonderful performances in Melbounre and Bathurst. This is a thrilling new adaptation of Emile Zola’s landmark novel by director/writer Gary Abrahams, from one of Melbourne’s most exciting independent companies. With Jessica Clarke compelling in the title role and an absolutely beautiful production design this…

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