Boatshed Projects

The Boatshed Projects is our way to enhance your Ensemble Theatre experience and support emerging writers and directors with exclusive behind-the-scenes events. Here’s what’s on offer this year.

Director At Work

This is a unique opportunity for theatregoers and aspiring directors to go behind-the-scenes and see our directors at work. Each session is followed by a discussion with the featured director.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018……..3pm–5.30pm

$30 per session. Spaces are limited, please call Box Office on 02 9929 0644 or book online.

The Director At Work program is proudly supported by George and Diana Shirling ‘Supporting the next generation in theatre’

Play Readings

The Ensemble Theatre play reading series is a unique opportunity for audiences to experience readings of new plays and classics being considered for production in future seasons. Our play readings give theatregoers the chance to be part of a creative discussion with the actors, director and in the case of new work, the writer.

KILLING KATIE: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK CLUB by Tracey Trinder, directed by Liz Arday.
Saturday, 11th August, 2018……..12.30pm

THE FEVER AND THE FRET by Jub Clerc, directed by Ursula Yovich
Saturday, 17th November, 2018……..12.30pm

$20 full / $15 concession per session. Spaces are limited, please call Box Office on 02 9929 0644 to book.

The play reading series is proudly supported by George and Diana Shirling ‘Supporting the next generation in theatre’


Ensemble Theatre offers a leading internship program in the theatre industry, primarily in the area of theatre production. Production interns are a vital and important part of our theatre season and gain high-level, hands-on experience while working at Ensemble Theatre. Production interns gain experience in technical roles including: wardrobe, mechanist, lighting, sound, props, and bump-in/outs. They assist the Production Manager, Head Technician, Production Assistant and Stage Manager to deliver all production aspects.

Our 2018 Production Interns are:

Phoebe Adler-Ryan
Steven Ljubovic
Courtney New

Applications for 2019 Production Internships will open in October 2018. Watch this space for more information.

Enhance Your Experience

Back by popular demand, we’ll be offering Q&A sessions after selected performances again this season. Be part of a post-show discussion with the cast and director and learn more about the background of a play and the process of bringing a production to the stage.

We’d also love to introduce teenagers to the theatre with a free ticket to join you on our Free Teen nights – marked FT /  in the performance calendar. These are subject to availability and can be booked alongside one adult subscription or single ticket.

Ensemble Theatre supports PLAYWAVE, your key to connect with the best of Sydney’s arts and culture. Between 15 – 19 years old? Members of PLAYWAVE receive exclusive access to our Free Teen Nights, marked with PLAYWAVE and much more.


Sandra Bates Director's Awards

Sponsored by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.

We’re thrilled to offer two aspiring directors the Sandra Bates Director’s Award this year. The successful applicants will receive the unique opportunity to work as an Assistant Director on two of Ensemble Theatre’s 2018 mainstage productions.

This year’s successful applicants are Liz Arday and Felicity Nicol.