Bringing young people to the theatre.

Melbourne Theatre Company encourages parents to bring young people to experience our world-class productions but recognises that some plays may not be suitable for all ages or temperaments. Most Melbourne Theatre Company productions are likely to be unsuitable for young children. However, most are suitable for teenagers in the middle and upper years of high school and we publish a free Education Pack for each production that gives students and young people insight into the play, its context and the production process.

Melbourne Theatre Company believes that parents and guardians are the best judge of what is suitable for their children. To assist you to choose plays appropriate for your children, we provide a content production guide and age recommendations for each play in the season. Detailed synopsis and content warnings for each show can be found below.

Please note that all audience members will be required to hold a valid ticket, excluding babes-in-arms. At some shows, audience members who leave the theatre during the performance will not be able to re-enter the theatre. Melbourne Theatre Company updates the running time, interval and content advice on our website for each show closer to its season.