YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL
Support an exciting new future for independent theatre and regional artists.
Critical Stages Touring is Australia’s national touring theatre company. Each year we tour outstanding theatrical productions to audiences right around Australia, helping to make live theatre accessible to audiences everywhere, especially in regional, rural and remote Australia. In 2021, despite border closures and lockdowns, we toured no less than 10 original Australian shows, reaching over 14,000 ticket holders in 36 different towns and communities in 6 states and territories.
We need your support to help us continue to build an exciting future for our artists and our audiences. This is a time of great change for Australia and the world, and especially for the performing arts. Travel and touring of performing arts continues to be reshaped, not only in response to Covid-19, but also as we consider the world we want to create on the other side – one that considers a reduced carbon footprint and better care for our environment as we move forwards into the future.
Critical Stages Touring has been busy adapting to the digital realm and thanks to considerable investment, and an amzing team who have made every pivot possible, we are emerging as one of the leading digital theatrical producers. We are in the process of re-adapting our website for more digital distribution and connection taking our successful shows, indy forums, and made-for-digital productions, to support the independent arts sector.
We are very proud of these initiatives. In 2021 we launched our first streaming education productions reaching students in places where access to theatre is impossible, and at home during extended lockdowns. We also filmed five of our stage productions which went on to digital seasons with major venue partners in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, and co-produced our first work with Australian Theatre Live. Our capacity to create hybrid live/stream events is something we are very excited about continuing in future.