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 chance on great independent Australian theatre and engaged with original workshops, installations and performance opportunities that have brought new faces into venues across the country.

And we’ve continued to be a passionate and proactive advocate for our sector. Through creating events that bring together theatre professionals to help build resilience, to the great success of our artist and producer residencies in 2019, we’ve helped shape a more robust and responsive national theatre community, helped bring new stories to the stage, and kept vital conversations going.

As we head into what will be our most ambitious year ever – with no less than ten wildly exciting new works to tour – we hope you’ll give us the best gift we could receive for the holidays… your support.

We are a not-for-profit charity. Please consider a tax deductible donation in your name, or the name of an arts-obsessed loved one, before 25th December. Your donation will ensure our ability to connect communities across Australia with great theatrical experiences and the artists and stories behind them.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and all the very best for 2020,

Chris & the Critical Stages Team

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Connecting Communities: From Left: Tom Flanagan (Kaput!) runs an impromptu tumbling class for kids in Wilcannia NSW / NORPA creates an unforgettable Festival of Love with local artists for The Good Room’s I Want to Know What Love Is / a true crime book swap travels to 13 cities with L’amante Anglaise / Naomi Price hosts a singing workshop with students in Rockhampton who later perform at Lady Beatle / Bundaberg posts messages of love across the city for I Want to Know What Love Is.


Creating Experiences : From Left: The Good Room’s I Want to Know What Love Is / Tom Flanagan in Kaput! / Otto and Astrid meet fans at Eurosmash / Rob Meldrum and Jillian Murray meet their likeness on tour with L’amante Anglaise / The cast of Sunset Strip take questions at HotHouse Theatre Albury / Lady Beatle wraps a massive 32 city national tour in Horsham.


Supporting Industry : From Left: Chris hosts the 2019 Performing Arts Exchange in Queensland / CST’s first artist forum in Parramatta with Riverside Theatres / The Listies make a splash at Showcase Victoria / Critical Stages receives the 2019 Drover Touring Legend Award / We take our artist forum to regional NSW for the first time at Artstate Tamworth.