Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre

Australia’s leading actors’ ensemble.

We exist to advance the vitality of theatre in Australia by nurturing artists and promoting integrity in our craft. The ensemble of actors and creatives who comprise our company endeavour to produce the best in contemporary playwriting from around the world, to enrich the craft of acting and script development in this country, and to sustain a unique organisational model – one that puts artists at the centre of its practice.

Established in 2002, we  perform contemporary Australian plays and award-winning new writing from around the world in our intimate venue.

We play a vital role in the development and presentation of new Australian works through our unique INK playwriting program, and offer opportunities for theatre-makers at all stages of their careers to hone and develop their craft.

With a national reputation for the quality of our work, Red Stitch remains at the forefront of contemporary Australian theatre practice.


“Red Stitch has always been a theatre company that punches above its weight.” – The Australian

“Red Stitch has a reputation as one of the country’s leading independent companies” – Crikey

“Red Stitch is one of Melbourne’s best-known and respected theatre companies.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Since its inception in 2001, Red Stitch has continued to offer actors, directors, designers and technical crew on-going opportunities to develop and refine their skills, at the same time giving audiences the opportunity of seeing some of the best new plays from around the world.” – Australian Stage

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Company Code of Conduct.



Associate Artists

INK Playwrights

Board of Directors