MTC Artist Pass returns in 2022!

For a $20 annual membership fee, practising theatre artists can access a $29 ticket to a preview performance of each MTC mainstage production in Season 2022 (listed below). This exclusive discount represents a significant saving over other industry offers and is designed to encourage and ensure accessibility for artists to see and experience the work of their peers.

Who is Eligible?

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.

Artist Pass Performances

MTC Artist Pass memberships are season–based. Once joining for $20, members are eligible to buy one ticket at $29 to a preview performance of each 2022 MTC mainstage production (subject to availability, excluding Premium seats). Tickets are available online or at the box office and are subject to availability. For specific performance dates and availability, please see the performance calendar or visit the show's play page. All preview performances commence at 7.30pm.

Touching the Void Monday 17 January – Thursday 20 January
Fun Home Monday 7 February – Wednesday 9 February
Admissions Saturday 5 March – Wednesday 9 March
The Heartbreak Choir Monday 25 April – Thursday 28 April
The Sound Inside Friday 20 May – Wednesday 25 May
Come Rain or Come Shine Monday 20 June – Thursday 23 June
Laurinda Saturday 6 August – Wednesday 10 August
Cyrano Saturday 24 September – Wednesday 28 September
Girls & Boys Friday 21 October – Wednesday 26 October
Sunshine Super Girl Wednesday 9 November – Friday 11 November

Tickets are not available for exchange or refund except in accordance with the LPA ticketing code of practice. Tickets to Touching the Void, Fun Home, Admissions and The Heartbreak Choir are now on sale. Remaining performances will be available to book from 12pm on 22 March 2022.

Terms & Conditions

  • MTC Artist Pass is a membership program open to a specific group (refer to ‘Who is eligible?’ above).
  • The membership period is aligned with MTC’s annual mainstage season (typically a calendar year).
  • 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.
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption is required for anyone over the age of 12 years and 2 months to enter MTC performance venues. Read more.