MTC produce classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre with style, passion and world class artistic excellence in order to entertain, challenge and enrich our audiences. Founded in 1953, MTC is the oldest professional theatre company in Australia.
Producing up to twelve plays in a subscription season, a full education program and a studio program, it is not only Victoria’s major theatre company and one of the major performing arts companies in Australia, but one of the largest theatre companies in the English-speaking world.
Melbourne Theatre Company productions appear in two venues, located close together in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct in Southbank. Southbank Theatre houses The Sumner, a state-of-the-art 500-seat venue, and The Lawler, a flexible space for new and developing work.
Our long association with the Arts Centre (100 St Kilda Rd), a short walk away, continues with the Playhouse hosting our large-scale works, while more intimate dramas will go into the Fairfax Studio.