The green room is a common feature in theatres and show spaces (so much so it’s even lent its name to Melbourne’s Green Room Awards). This room for artists to relax in when not performing dates back centuries. But often they’re not even green…
Lighting Supervisor Richard Gorr explains how the various lighting positions and equipment at Southbank Theatre are used to create magic on stage.
In the days before performances begin, it’s a flurry of activity backstage at Southbank Theatre. Learn more about who is doing what during the bump in, and once the show has closed, the bump out.
We’re sharing a few more recommendations from MTC team members. This week, Casting Administrator Carmen Lai dishes out a smorgasbord of things she has devoured lately.
Beneath the Sumner stage is where lifts are constructed to propel actors upward through trapdoors. Explore what happens out of sight, and discover how an orchestra pit is lying dormant below the front rows of the theatre.
During a performance, the front-of-house audio operator balances sound from the actors’ microphones and the music, creating an artificial equilibrium that feels absolutely natural.
Mark Wheeler is Theatre Operations Director at Southbank Theatre. He introduces us to the front-of-house staff you see in the foyer, who keep the theatre running and who make the audience’s visit one to remember.
In 2019, MTC Education produced a virtual tour of the Company’s Sturt Street HQ building, allowing anyone to remotely visit the spaces where plays are rehearsed, sets are built and costumes and wigs are created. Next up: the Southbank Theatre virtual tour
During the shutdown, we’re sharing recommendations from MTC team members. This week, our Executive Director and Co/CEO’s Executive Administrator can see the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel and shares her plans for a post-COVID world.
Across nearly seven decades, MTC has presented a number of unforgettable plays by the Bard. Take this week's MTC Quiz and try naming each of these Shakespearean productions.
Actors can spend a LOT of time at the theatre; so much so it can become like a second home. And with jobs that require them to change clothes, shower and sometimes sleep at work, they need a space in which to do these things. Enter, the dressing rooms…
Submit a question for our online discussion with a panel of actors, Backstage Banter supported by ANZ.