Red Stitch is Australia’s leading actors’ ensemble

Established in 2002, we are unique in our structure: an artist-driven company led by our resident actors with the support of a small, dedicated staff and board. Performing contemporary Australian plays and award-winning new writing from around the world, we are renowned for the intimacy of our venue, and for presenting bold theatre produced with raw integrity.

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.

Read our latest Annual Report.


“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



Associate Artists

INK Playwrights

Board of Directors