New Theatre (Newtown)

The New Theatre is a community theatre company in the inner western Sydney suburb of Newtown, Australia. Established in October 1932, it is the oldest theatre company in continuous production in New South Wales.[2]

New Theatre, Sydney
The exterior of the New Theatre from King Street
New Theatre, Sydney
Location within Sydney
Address542 King Street[1]
Coordinates33.903139°S 151.179861°E / -33.903139; 151.179861

The New Theatre relies on its performers, directors, designers, and crew working as volunteers.[1]

List of Productions and Performed Readings

The following productions and performances have taken place in the past.[3]

  • 1953 - Reedy River
  • 1989 - Windy Gully.
  • 1999 - Summer of the Aliens; Lots more Funny Business; The Removalists; Othello; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Poor Superman; Relative Comfort; A Cheery Soul.
  • 2000 - One Word We.
  • 2001 - Party Time Politics; Charles Dickens' Hard Times; Once in a while the odd thing happens; The Man in the Moon is a Miss; The Club; The Diary of Anne Frank; Cries; Who's Afraid of the Working Class?; Search & Destroy; The Body Ophelia; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; World Premiere: Pandora's Garden.
  • 2002 - Lemon Delicious; Moved Reading of Six Pack; Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde; Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Reedy River 2002; In Angel Gear; The Tempest; Abducting Diana; The Castle; Gabriel; Mad Before Midday; One-off moved Playreadings.
  • 2003 - Funny Money, Mother Clap's Molly House, Lemon Delicious, Killing of Sister George, Silence, Dancing at Lughnasa, Assassins, Twelfth Night, African Gothic, Skylight, Blasted, A Room of One's Own, Woman in a Tree on A Hill, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Zoo Story, The Dumb Waiter, The Plough & the Stars, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Speed-the-Plow, Gary's House.
  • 2004 - A Christmas Carol, Into The Woods, Features of a Blown Youth, Navigating, Gagarin Way, La Musica and Savannah Bay, Going to St Ives, Danton's Death, War, Our Town, Richard III, Double Take: Shakespeare Scenework, Another Country, A Twist of Lemon Delicious, Falsettos, Hating Alison Ashley.
  • 2005 - Seven Little Australians, Falling Petals, The Wild Duck, Medea, Continental Drift (Lunch With Ludwig, The Girl on the Sofa, I Was In the House, Waiting for the Rain), The Woman in the Window, Manly Mates, Running up a Dress, The Winslow Boy, Thief River, The Titanic Orchestra, Pelleas and Melisande, The Country, Black Sail White Sail.
  • 2006 - Thief River, Love Potions, Any Port in a Storm, The Titanic Orchestra, Aba Daba Honeymoon, A Beautiful Life, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Club, Journey's End, Not About Heroes, The Lady of the Camellias, Fencelines, The Voysey Inheritance, A Cultural Kebab, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Shakin the Tree, Badjelly the Witch.
  • 2007 - You're Never Too Old to Play!; Badjelly the Witch; Life After George; Talking to Terrorists; Oh What a Lovely War; Mate!; the Man From Mukinupin; Damages; After the End; Honeymoon Suite; Ghosts; Traitors; Art Is a Weapon; New Theatre 75th Birthday Celebration; Howard's End, Election Night - Saturday 24 November 2007; Morning Tide; Confusions.
  • 2008 - Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Real Inspector Hound, King Lear, Second Childhood, New Directions 2008: Catapult; Airsick; The Carnivores; Colder Than Here, Kid's Club - Winter, Summer
  • 2016 - David Mamet's adaptation of The Cherry Orchard 26 April - 28 May 2016 with an original musical score by Eliza Scott.[4]


  1. Rider, Nick. "Best Theatre Venues in the Inner West". AroundYou. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  2. "Newtown Precinct". Archived from the original on 14 December 2006. Retrieved 9 November 2006.
  3. "New Theatre". New Theatre. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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