Under the Artistic Directorship of Melissa Cantwell, Perth Theatre Company is proud to develop new West Australian theatre, provide new opportunities for local artists, as well as engage in ground-breaking works that encourage collaboration and provide unforgettable experiences for its audiences.
Perth Theatre Company has been producing award-winning, professional theatre in Western Australia since 1983. Originally known as SWY Theatre, in 1994 the Company changed its name to Perth Theatre Company and became a resident at the Playhouse Theatre.
In late 2008, Melissa Cantwell was appointed as the Artistic Director of Perth Theatre Company, debuting her directing skills in this role with Sir Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Equus at His Majesty’s Theatre in September 2009.
In December 2010, Perth Theatre Company assumed residency at the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, where we present world class contemporary theatre in the state of the art ‘black box’ performance space, the Studio Underground.
PERTH THEATRE COMPANY PILLARS
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.