MTC’s Artist Nights are designed to enable artists to see the work of their peers for an affordable price.

For a $10 membership fee, practising theatre artists can access a $29 ticket for one of two designated performances to 11 MTC productions in 2019. This exclusive discount represents a significant saving over other industry discounts and is designed to encourage and ensure accessibility for artists to see and experience the work of their peers.

To apply for MTC’s Season 2019 Artist Nights membership or renew your membership, please complete the application form and return to MTC by email or mail. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by phone to process your payment. 

Please see ‘Who is eligible?’ below to check you qualify before submitting your form.

Download application form


In 2019, $29 Artist Night tickets will be available for two designated performances to 11 MTC productions.

Members are able to purchase one ticket to each production in the Artist Night program. The full program is below. 

The Lady in the Van - Tuesday 5 February, 8pm & Monday 18 February, 6.30pm
Arbus & West - Friday 1 March, 8pm & Monday 4 March, 6.30pm
A View from the Bridge - Friday 15 March, 8pm & Monday 18 March, 6.30pm
Così - Monday 6 May, 6.30pm & Friday 10 May, 8pm
Heisenberg - Friday 31 May, 8pm & Saturday 8 June, 2pm
Storm Boy - Thursday 27 June, 8pm & Monday 1 July, 6.30pm
Shakespeare in Love - Saturday 20 July, 2pm & Monday 29 July, 6.30pm
Golden Shield - Saturday 17 August, 8pm & Monday 19 August, 6.30pm
Black is the New White - Monday 7 October, 6.30pm & Friday 11 October, 8pm
Photograph 51 - Friday 6 December, 8pm & Friday 13 December, 8pm
Kiss of the Spider Woman - Saturday 23 November, 8pm & Monday 25 November, 6.30pm

Tickets are selling fast for Season 2019, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets to The Lady in the Van, Arbus & WestA View from the Bridge and Così are now on sale. All remaining Artist Night productions go on sale on 7 March 2019, except Kiss of the Spider Woman which will be on sale from 19 June 2019.

Please note, that there won't be an Artist Night performance for our Education Production, The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You.

Terms & Conditions

MTC’s Artist Night program is a membership program, open to a specific group (refer to ‘Who is eligible?’ below).

The membership period follows MTC’s annual Main Season (typically a calendar year).

Cost of membership for 2019 is $10.

For each production, MTC will nominate two specific performances as the Artist Nights. Members will be eligible to purchase a single ticket to one of the designated performances (i.e one ticket to each of the Artist Night productions) for $29 in A-Reserve or B-Reserve (subject to availability). Should demand for a nominated performance exceed expectation, MTC may offer an overflow performance at its sole discretion.

The Artist Night ticket will be available for purchase at the box office or online (the account the membership was purchased with must be used to be recognised for this price). Online booking fees will be waived where the only ticket being purchased in the order relates to this program.

Tickets are not available for exchange or refund except in accordance with the LPA ticketing code of practice.


To be eligible for a season membership, theatre artists will need to provide proof of their being a practicing professional artist in the industry.

For this program, MTC defines Theatre Artist as the following roles: Playwright, Director, Dramaturg, Performer, Designer (Set, Costume, Lighting, Sound, AV), Composer, Choreographer

For this program, MTC defines Practising Professional as someone who has dedicated their career to the role of being an Artist, whilst understanding that other employment at times may be necessary to sustain a freelance career

As proof of being a practising professional artist, the applicant must provide a sufficient selection of the following:

  • Proof of valid MEAA membership showing relevant profession
  • Link to active Showcast entry or agents website
  • Proof of valid Theatre Network Australia membership (this will be verified with TNA)
  • Link to online folio
  • Or if none of the above can be verified, a link to a website of another company to corroborate the individuals work can be supplied