Season 2017

WELCOME TO 2017: AN ANARCHIC SEASON OF THEATRE THAT REVOLTS AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT AND SEARCHES FOR RADICAL COMPASSION.

In 2017 we continue Malthouse Theatre’s 40-year legacy of mapping the dramatic changes of our world. From our mainstage, we create a space for interrogation, conversation and debate. We invent and reflect the world that surrounds us. This year we rebel against the establishment, focus on characters at epic crossroads, and share stories that search for empathy and compassion in unexpected places.

Join us in a year of enacting change through interrogation, human connection, anarchy, and compassion.

Season 2017 Special Events

Season 2016

Malthouse Theatre is a contemporary, boundary-pushing theatre. We collaborate with local and international artists to create work that puts provocative, entertaining and authentic human experiences on stage. We chamption artistic and cultural diversity; we advocate for alternative points of view. We are the voice of the other.

Hosted Events

In addition to Malthouse Theatre’s season, the Coopers Malthouse hosts a range of arts and cultural events in the Merlyn and Beckett Theatres.

To hire a space, see Venue Hire.

Asia TOPA 2017

Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an artistic celebration of our relationship with contemporary Asia. Vital, fresh and always unpredictable, Asia TOPA offers a city-wide window onto the creative imaginations fuelling the many cultures of our region.

Comedy Festival at the Coopers Malthouse

This Comedy Festival, The Coopers Malthouse is home to the funniest, freshest, laugh-out-loudiest stand-up, sketch, cabaret and comedy theatre. The Festival’s buzzing southside hub mixes larger than life characters, wild comedy rides and audience adventures – plus the international circus hit SOAP in Melbourne for the first time ever!
 
Sixteen shows over three floors of guffaws, the food truck courtyard and the Coopers Comedy Bar.

Book before January 9 and get as much as 28% off on some shows.

Prompt Programs 2017