About Us

Founded in 1953, Melbourne Theatre Company is the oldest professional theatre company in Australia, and is a semi-autonomous department of the University of Melbourne. 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. Learn more about our history.

From our Company headquarters in Sturt Street, Southbank, we produce up to twelve Mainstage productions, an annual education program and season of new and/or independent works.