Supporting Australian Artists and Industry Leaders.

Melbourne Theatre Company is committed to addressing the gender imbalance that remains prevalent in the theatre industry by actively supporting the professional development of female artists and industry leaders. 

MTC’s Women in Theatre program provides meaningful support and guidance to a selected group of emerging and mid-career women committed to a professional practice in live theatre. Over a 12-month period, participants have the chance to familiarise themselves with the culture and inner workings of Victoria’s state theatre company, whilst receiving one on one mentoring from a leading practitioner in their chosen field and the opportunity to create valuable peer to peer support networks.

The annual program continues to attract country wide attention and is supported entirely by the generosity of Donors through the Women in Theatre Giving Circle. Established in 2016, the Giving Circle is an essential part of the program with Donors having the opportunity to engage with and support the program participants beyond a financial contribution.

For more information contact the Philanthropy team on 03 8688 0959 or email

Spotlight on the Women in Theatre program