MTC Artist Passes are no longer available for Season 2020.

For a $20 membership fee, practising theatre artists can access a $29 ticket to a preview performance of each MTC mainstage production in 2020. 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.

Terms & Conditions

  • MTC Artist Pass is a membership program open to a specific group (refer to ‘Who is eligible?’).
  • The membership period is aligned with MTC’s annual mainstage season (typically a calendar year).
  • Cost of membership for 2020 is $20.
  • For each production, Artist Pass holders will be eligible to purchase a single ticket to one preview performance of their choosing for $29 in A-Reserve or B-Reserve (subject to availability).
  • Artist Pass tickets will be available for purchase at the box office or online (the account the membership was purchased with must be used to access the special price). Online booking fees will be waived where the only ticket being purchased in the order relates to this program. Phone bookings incur an $8.95 booking fee.
  • Artist Pass tickets are subject to availability. If availability is exhausted for preview performances of a given MTC production, Artist Pass holders will not be offered a discounted ticket to an in-season performance.
  • Tickets are not available for exchange or refund except in accordance with the LPA ticketing code of practice.


To be eligible for an MTC Artist Pass, you must be a practising professional theatre artist residing in Victoria.

MTC defines ‘practising professional’ as someone who has dedicated their career to the role of being an Artist, while understanding that other employment at times may be necessary to sustain a freelance career.

MTC defines ‘theatre artist’ to include actors / performers; creative artists (e.g. playwright, director, designer, choreographer); stage managers and production personnel (e.g. mechanist, production manager).

Front of house, ticketing and theatre administration staff are not eligible for an MTC Artist Pass.

To demonstrate your eligibility as a practising professional theatre artist, you can provide:

  • Link to active Showcast entry or agent’s website
  • Current MEAA membership showing relevant profession
  • Current membership of a relevant theatre industry organisation, e.g. Australian Writers Guild, Theatre Designers Guild, Theatre Network Australia
  • Link to online folio, or link to a program or credit list for a professional theatre production (online or PDF)
  • Or if none of the above can be verified, a written reference from a professional theatre company, venue or production.