Director’s Note: FULLY COMMITTED

16 Aug 2019

Our re-location of FULLY COMMITTED to Sydney’s high end restaurant culture means the play speaks directly to our local experience of the ‘foodie’ phenomena. What a great opportunity for one actor to play forty hilarious characters in one show. I look forward to working with Contessa Treffone and her multi-faceted talents to bring this one woman comedy […]


16 Aug 2019

Nobody wants to hear that a chef-hatted, multiple-award-winning, ridiculously trendy Wolloomooloo restaurant is fully committed and can’t take a booking. When Sydney socialites and international A-listers wish to dine on the date they wish to dine on, it’s harder to finesse than the perfect soufflé. In a dingy basement office far from the magic of […]

Archive: Arthur Miller

14 Aug 2019

Nothing beats a classic! Arthur Miller’s plays, although many of them were written in the 50’s and 60’s, have certainly stood the test of time and still resonate powerfully with audiences across the globe. Shaped by the Great Depression and looking to the Ancient Greeks for inspiration, this modern tragedian focused his plays on issues […]

Help support our Hearing Loop upgrade

1 Aug 2019

Our intimate theatre down by the stunning harbour in Kirribilli attracts more than 80,000 audience members each year and over 1,000 have indicated they are hard of hearing. Our existing Hearing Loop coverage is limited, with four of the Hearing Loop sets coming to the end of their useful lives. At Ensemble, theatre is for […]


26 Jul 2019

Simmering with jealousy and obsession, the universal story of family, immigration and justice cuts deeply in Arthur Miller’s explosive dramatic masterpiece A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Now playing until 24 Aug, don’t miss it! Photography by Prudence Upton At Ensemble Theatre until 24 Aug, book here.

Director’s Note: THE LAST WIFE

19 Jul 2019

This is a thrilling roller coaster of a play with the wise, funny, liberated Katie Parr in the driving seat against the unpredictable roguish Henry.  For anyone who likes Wolf Hall and the drama of living on instincts this is for you. And with this exceptional cast it’s going to be a bumpy night. Mark […]


19 Jul 2019

In a deadly game of power, intrigue and passion, Kate Parr must live by her wits if she wants to avoid becoming another statistic on Henry’s growing list of dead wives. With stepdaughters, step-sisters and the very crown at stake, it will take a woman of immense courage to initiate change. Can Kate remain steadfast […]

Photos: Diplomacy

26 Jun 2019

DIPLOMACY is back by popular demand! Theatre powerhouses John Bell and John Gaden join forces on stage in this electrifying WWII thriller about Nazi Germany’s plot to destroy Paris. Don’t miss it! Photography by Prudence Upton. At Ensemble Theatre until 13 Jul, book here.


11 Jun 2019

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with MURDER ON THE WIRELESS info! Check out Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry’s welcome note, synopsis, photos and more. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF) At Ensemble until 13 Jul, book here.


11 Jun 2019

Boom, clash, thump! See the team from MURDER ON THE WIRELESS in rehearsals, bringing the delightful stories (and sounds!) of THE DEAD(LY) WIVES CLUB and THE SOLITARY CYCLIST to life right before your very eyes. Photography by Prudence Upton. At Ensemble until 13 Jul, book your tickets here.

Careers: Marketing Manager

24 Apr 2019

Ensemble Theatre is seeking a talented, innovative and dynamic Marketing Manager to lead the overall marketing strategy and campaigns for Ensemble Theatre. The position will play a key role in communicating the diverse program to a broad range of stakeholders, and works closely with a passionate and skilled team to ensure that campaigns are at […]

Director’s Note: FOLK

17 Apr 2019

Tom Wells’ plays are both hilarious and heartbreaking. These are qualities shared with characters created by the inimitable Genevieve Lemon. I think I’ve found a perfect match. Tom Wells’ lovely plays are often set in his home town, Withernsea in East Yorkshire but his bittersweet work manages to be universal. He reminds me of a […]

Musical Director’s Note: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

25 Mar 2019

The musicals of Jason Robert Brown are performed infrequently in Australia, but as a musical director I would often come across individual songs in cabarets and auditions, and beyond the unique fusion of pop, gospel and musical theatre idioms, one common feature was often a fiendishly difficult piano accompaniment. Robert Brown writes – “I’m not […]


22 Feb 2019

Jason Robert Brown’s masterful and well loved work chapters the relationship of Cathy and Jamie over five years. However, events do not unfold in a linear progression of time: Jamie’s story is told from first kiss to last goodbye, while Cathy’s journey starts with the breakup and ends with that first kiss. In crafting the […]


15 Feb 2019

Two young and ambitious New Yorkers. Cathy is an actor. Jamie is a writer. They fall in love and dive head first into a relationship. What could possibly go wrong? Brilliantly funny, playful and tender, THE LAST FIVE YEARS chronicles the couple’s passionate romance from both perspectives: Jamie from the beginning with all the optimism […]

DIPLOMACY Tour Announcement

6 Feb 2019

Following an overwhelming response to the sold out season of DIPLOMACY at Ensemble Theatre in 2018, the smash-hit thriller with John Bell and John Gaden will be heading out on tour in 2019. But first… DIPLOMACY premiered at Ensemble Theatre in March, with the five week season selling out before it even opened. As a […]