In 2020, MTC continues its industry-leading Women in Theatre Program to help create practical pathways for women pursuing careers in a range of disciplines from production to artistic and executive management. The 2020 Program consists of two streams:


The core program offers a group of emerging and mid-career Women in Theatre the chance to familiarise themselves with the culture and inner workings of a major state theatre company and gain insight into its audiences, venues and ongoing core business over a 12-month period, whilst also receiving one on one mentoring from a respected practitioner in their chosen discipline. This program provides leadership training, practical career advice and coaching across a wide range of business and commercial aspects of the theatre industry, while also offering open access to all facets of the Company.

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Applications are now open for the 2020 Women in Theatre Core Program. Please submit your application to by COB Monday 23 December 2019.


This part of the program offers an opportunity for a further two (2) women dedicating their professional practice to Lighting or Sound Design, and offers two design associate placements on MTC 2020 productions. This is suitable for practitioners with a minimum of four years’ career experience who are interested in designing for large-scale venues and productions. In addition to the associate design placement, this professional development opportunity will provide insight into the processes, considerations and operations of a mainstage company through one on one meetings with MTC staff, at mutually convenient times.

Successful applicants to the Technical Design stream will receive a bursary of $6500 (inc. Super where applicable).

Applications for the Technical Design stream of the program will open in January 2020.

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MTC’s Women in Theatre Program is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Women in Theatre Giving Circle.