Drama Victoria is very grateful to the following organisations for their support.
Arts Centre Melbourne brings people together for remarkable experiences. Sitting beneath the iconic Spire, they are Australia's largest and busiest performing arts centre. Each year they stage more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcome over 3 million people through their doors. As a cultural and architectural landmark in our nation's cultural capital, Arts Centre Melbourne have showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years. They are proudly the home of flagship Resident Companies — The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Opera Australia — and a range of other presenters who collectively bring their renowned stages and spaces to life.
The ArtsReady program assists employers in the arts and creative industries to engage young Australians in traineeships. ArtsReady is delivered by AFL SportsReady and is modelled on their program that has successfully provided employment and education opportunities for thousands of young Australians for more than 20 years in the sports sector.
Offering a mix of school-based and full-time12 month traineeships, the program prepares participants to graduate as job ready for the arts and creative industries.The program builds skills development through accredited training that combines practical experience at work with vocational education. It also supports employers during the recruitment and employment process.
ArtsReady also actively supports opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait trainees.
Their business courses are nationally recognised and have been specifically designed to provide our students and trainees with the skills required to succeed when launching a career in the arts.
Make A Scene greatly values theatre education and its power to broaden cultural experiences for young people. They believe theatre education has an essential role in developing students’ creativity and social engagement. They aspire to maintain the rich and stylised theatrical tradition of Commedia dell’Arte whilst allowing for an evolution of the form so as to remain relevant and accessible to contemporary audiences, theatre educators and students.
Music Theatre International, Australasia (MTIA) is the Australia and New Zealand office of Music Theatre International (MTI), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond.
Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.
MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City with additional offices in London (MTI Europe) and Melbourne (MTIA).
MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.
MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by primary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.
ORiGiN™ Theatrical manages the Australasian theatrical rights to many of the greatest musicals and plays in the world drawing from the rich catalogues of Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Really Useful Group, Dramatic Publishing, TRW, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark Music Library and Playscripts.
Some of the world famous musicals ORiGiN™ Theatrical represent include: The Addams Family, All Shook Up, Annie Get Your Gun, Blood Brothers, CATS, Chicago, Cinderella, Evita, Footloose, Godspell, Happy Days, In The Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King and I, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Oklahoma!, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.
Some of the great plays in the ORiGiN™ Theatrical catalogue include: Twelve Angry Men, Check Please, The Audition, Our Town, The Outsiders, Animal Farm, This is A Test, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Wolves, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, and plays by world famous playwrights Agatha Christie, Neil Simon, Noël Coward, Tom Stoppard, Martin McDonagh and many more.
ORiGiN™ Theatrical represents an extensive concert library for symphony orchestras and school bands including songs from the catalogues of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group.
For over 30 years, Stage School Australia has advanced young people’s personal skills through training in the performing arts. Our friendly and supportive classes develop kids’ natural abilities and foster a lifelong love of learning and creativity. Since our humble beginnings in 1984 as the Victorian Children’s Theatre, Stage School Australia now holds classes at 21 locations across metro Melbourne. We teach young children from 4 years old in our special pre-school Foundation program all the way up to young people aged 18 years. Our streams of performing arts training include the Australian Boys Dance Academy – boys-only dance classes, Beginners OnStage – song, dance & acting for young children, the Victorian Youth Theatre (VYT) – drama and public speaking, and the Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) – musical theatre. The YABC and VYT also present shows created for young people presented by talented young casts. The recent YABC season of Wicked was a sell-out success and a troupe is heading on performing tour to the USA in September. Our long performing history has enabled us to assemble a spectacular collection of costumes which is available for hire to schools through The Costume Dept. Proud to be a family owned and operated Melbourne company
The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support and services for all Victorians.
The Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnerships Program supports our "Unity through Diversity" project.
This festival is proudly supported by our Tertiary Partners: Deakin University and La Trobe University