15 Aug 2018

Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry and KILLING KATIE: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK CLUB writer Tracey Trinder join 702 Sydney Breakfast Radio to chat about exactly what it takes to go from script to stage. Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre · Ensemble Theatre Playwriting 702 Radio  

Pop-up Cabaret Season

14 Aug 2018

Join Sydney’s best known cabaret performers for an intimate series of music, conversation and song at Ensemble Theatre. Queenie van de Zandt BLUE – THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL Listen as the celebrated chanteuse delves into the songs and art of musical legend Joni Mitchell in her award-winning new show. 19 AUG — 21 AUG […]

Podcast: 2019 Season with Mark Kilmurry

6 Aug 2018

Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry talks through all the plays from our 2019 Season.

The Widow Unplugged program

26 Jul 2018

Written and performed by Reg Livermore, THE WIDOW UNPLUGGED is an engaging, hilarious, and ultimately very moving solo play showcasing Reg’s singular comic talent. Download a pdf THE WIDOW UNPLUGGED program for free. DOWNLOAD NOW

Podcast: Almost Live from Ensemble Theatre – UNQUALIFIED

26 Jul 2018

Listen to a relaxed conversation with our Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry and the women behind the hilarious and critically-acclaimed comedy UNQUALIFIED – Genevieve Hegney and Catherine Moore. The trio discuss the actor/writers’ backgrounds, the premise behind the play and the creative development path the play underwent on its way to the stage. Almost Live From […]

Our 2019 Season is coming soon!

24 Jul 2018

Get excited! Our 2019 Season will be announced on Monday 6 August and we can’t wait to reveal everything we have in store for next year. We’ll be live-streaming the announcement from 6pm on our Facebook page but you can also ensure you are one of the first to here by signing up to our […]

Podcast: Almost Live from Ensemble Theatre – SHIRLEY VALENTINE

31 May 2018

Director Mark Kilmurry is in conversation with our very own Shirley Valentine, triple Helpmann Award winner Sharon Millerchip. Find out more about the performance Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre · Mark Kilmurry and Sharon Millerchip, SHIRLEY VALENTINE – Almost Life from Ensemble Theatre

Podcast: Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre – DIPLOMACY

27 Mar 2018

Here is the second podcast in our ALMOST LIVE FROM ENSEMBLE THEATRE series, this time we have Mark Kilmurry and John Bell in conversation… Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre · Mark Kilmurry and John Bell, DIPLOMACY – Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre

Podcast: Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre – SORTING OUT RACHEL

25 Jan 2018

Listen in on ALMOST LIVE FROM ENSEMBLE THEATRE, our new podcast series, this time with Mark Kilmurry and David Williamson in conversation: Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre · Mark Kilmurry and David Williamson in conversation – Almost Live From Ensemble Theatre  

TAKING STEPS BLOG – Interview with the director

22 Nov 2017

10 Questions with Mark Kilmurry, director of TAKING STEPS  1. What do you love about the plays of Alan Ayckbourn? I like the fact they are wonderfully constructed with great characters. The way Ayckbourn uses comedy to explore wider issues. For a long time his plays were regarded as west end middle class comedies, which of […]


20 Nov 2017

After reading through the play again, we tucked into some table-work. We began to break the script down into units, small sections of dialogue or stage-direction which change units when something shifts in the scene –  a new person enters/exits, or a new action or intention begins. There were 200 units in Act 1!! So, […]


6 Nov 2017

Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry is excited to announce the two recipients of the 2018 SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARDS, proudly supported by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.  This year’s successful applicants are Liz Arday and Felicity Nicol, both emerging theatre directors with a wealth of experience directing youth and independent theatre productions both […]


2 Nov 2017

Day one excitement! The first read of Alan Ayckbourne’s TAKING STEPS elicited a significant amount of laughter – a sign of fun rehearsal room times to come! The actors already have an essence of their characters and a strong grasp on the English accents. After the read, Anna Gardiner presented the highly anticipated design… Ayckbourne […]


28 Sep 2017

Sandra Bates Director’s Awards finalist, Francesca Savige is working as assistant director on BUYER & CELLAR and has decided to share her experience with you.


9 Aug 2017

Download a PDF of our 2018 Season Brochure.

Welcome to our 2018 Season

7 Aug 2017

What an amazing year we have ahead: four world premieres from the best of Australian writers; an exciting adaptation of an award winning French play; four comedy classics from master playwrights and two gripping international dramas to keep you talking. We are thrilled to open the 2018 season with a new social comedy from David […]