Perth Theatre Company


Perth Theatre Company has been producing and supporting award-winning, professional contemporary theatre in Western Australia since 1983.

Under the Artistic Directorship of Melissa Cantwell, Perth Theatre Company is an impassioned advocate for innovative Australian work, providing new opportunities for Western Australian artists, as well as engaging in ground-breaking collaborative practices and seeking out audience interactivity and discourse.

In 2011, Perth Theatre Company assumed residency at the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. Perth Theatre Company’s mission is to make a profound contribution to the cultural vibrancy and heart of our city by creating and presenting a diverse program of contemporary theatrical experiences for adventurous audiences.



Perth Theatre Company extends the theatrical form and invites a community of theatrical explorers to engage with what it means to be alive.

We CREATE new work that is fearless, playful, responsive, adventurous, entertaining and ultimately human.

We CONNECT Western Australians with artists at the forefront of Australian theatre practice and engage a national and global audience through unique stories and collaborations.

We INSPIRE our audiences and artists to think beyond the domestic.

We INVEST in people and potential to create contemporary theatrical experiences.

We BELIEVE the act of making and attending theatre is inherently political and contributes to the development of a shared compassion, understanding and awareness.

We APPROACH theatre as a visual, physical and immediate art form.

We STRIVE for the new, the unique and the unexpected.