Learn more about MTC Digital Theatre, our new on-demand streaming platform where you will be able to watch select productions from MTC’s stages on your screen.
If you can't find the answer to your question below, you can contact the MTC team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MTC Digital Theatre
What is MTC Digital Theatre?
MTC Digital Theatre is an on-demand streaming platform which allows you to watch select MTC productions from home via the MTC website. Performances are filmed live in front of an audience, and then made available online for a limited season, available to purchase individually and watch via the MTC website.
Which productions will be streamed?
In its first year, MTC plans to stream at least two productions, beginning with the Act 1 mainstage shows, Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes and Berlin. Stay tuned for further updates!
How do you record the performances?
MTC Digital Theatre productions are recorded with a live audience during the production’s in-theatre season. For our first MTC Digital Theatre productions we will be working with the broadcast team at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Using a number of broadcast-quality cameras throughout the auditorium, the aim of these recordings is to capture the production from an audience’s perspective. The video team work with the production’s creative personnel to deliver a high quality experience that reproduces the live experience in a unique digital way.
The productions are recorded in 4K with 5.1 surround sound.
How will the recording affect my experience in the theatre?
If you are attending a live performance that is being recorded, there will be cameras in the auditorium. MTC has reserved seats for the camera crew so your sight lines are not disturbed during the performance.
Unless otherwise notified, audience members are not captured during these recordings, but your reactions may be heard!
If you have any questions while attending your performance, our friendly Box Office and Front of House team can assist you. For more information, you can call our Box Office during opening hours on (03) 8688 0800 or email email@example.com.
How can I stay updated with MTC Digital Theatre?
To receive updates about MTC Digital Theatre via email, sign up to the MTC mailing list and ensure you have selected ‘MTC Digital Theatre’ in your account contact preferences.
How does it work?
How do I watch a digital performance?
MTC Digital Theatre productions are available on the MTC website for a limited season. You can purchase your video pass on the MTC website using your existing MTC login, and this will allow you to watch the production once, anytime during its digital season. After pressing play, you will have 48 hours to finish watching the digital production before it expires and you no longer have access to the video.
During this 48 hours you will be able to watch the video as many times as you like, and can fast forward or rewind to your favourite parts.
Please note, that the video will expire at midnight on the season's end date, so make sure you leave enough time to finish the video before then!
I want to watch the production on my TV. Is that possible?
MTC Digital Theatre connects to third-party devices such as Apple TV’s AirPlay and Google Chromecast so that you can view MTC productions on your TV at home. Simply connect to your device and click the AirPlay or Chromecast button the video player or in your browser.
You can also connect your device directly to your TV via HDMI cable.
What if I can't see the 'cast' button on the video player?
Because MTC Digital Theatre runs via our website (ie. rather than via a bespoke app, such as Stan, Prime Video and Binge), unfortunately it’s not possible to Chromecast from an iPad or iPhone, unless you use a specific Chromecast app.
You can still use Chromecast for MTC Digital Theatre, however, you just need to login to the website using a browser that supports Chromecast, such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The easiest way to do this is to use a laptop or desktop computer, then log into the website via Chrome, which is the recommended browser for Chromecast.
If your computer is connected to the same wi-fi as your TV, you should then see the cast button appear on the video, and there will be no difficulty casting the video. Learn more about Google Chromecast.
I live overseas. Can I access MTC Digital Theatre?
Currently MTC Digital Theatre is only available in Australia. We will be exploring options for international distribution and will announce any new developments in the future.
Are there subtitles?
For Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes and Berlin, English language subtitles are available. For future performances MTC is seeking to add further language and description options.
If you wish to express interest in having a certain language added, please get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm having technical difficulties, what should I do?
If you are having technical difficulties, please email email@example.com with the below information:
- Your name and contact information
- A description of the issue (and screenshots if possible!)
- Details of the browser, device and operating system you are using
For urgent advice, you can call our Box Office during opening hours on (03) 8688 0800. Please note that the MTC Box Office is not open during Victorian lockdowns.
How do I buy a ticket?
You can purchase a video pass much like any MTC ticket, using your usual MTC website login and password. Simply visit the digital production's web page, click 'Watch Now' and follow the prompts. Once purchased, a video pass will allow you to watch the video within 48 hours from when you first press play or until the season ends, whichever occurs first.
How much does it cost?
In 2021, a video pass to a watch an MTC Digital Theatre production will cost $25.
I bought a video pass but haven't watched the video yet. How can I access the digital production?
Once you have purchased a video pass, you can access the video by either clicking 'login' under the video or by visiting 'My Videos' in your My MTC account.
Can I buy a MTC Digital Theatre video pass for someone else?
While you can only buy a video pass on your own account, you can purchase an MTC Gift Voucher for someone else to use on MTC Digital Theatre.
Can a group of us watch an MTC Digital Theatre production?
We think that theatre is best enjoyed with others, so we recommend you invite other theatre lovers to watch with you. If multiple people are watching and you wish to support the MTC Digital Theatre initiative, we'd appreciate it if you would consider buying more than one video pass or donating to MTC.