Welcome to Griffin

Griffin Theatre Company is Australia’s new writing theatre. In residence at Sydney’s historic SBW Stables Theatre, we lead the country in developing and producing great Australian stories, and are dedicated to supporting Australian artists.

  • Support Really Intimate Theatre at Griffin

    Did you come down to Circular Quay for your free one-on-one theatre performance? Do you love the really intimate nature of Griffin? Then check out this video, and if you’re inclined send us a few dollars to help us bring Australian stories closer to more people.


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  • The Dapto Chaser – Cast Announced

    We’re thrilled to announce the full cast for Griffin Independent and Apocalypse Theatre Company’s production of Mary Rachel Brown’s The Dapto Chaser. Danny Adcock, Noel Hodda, Jamie Oxenbould and Richard Sydenham will be hitting the Stables stage from 1 July in this bold new comedy directed by Glynn Nicholas.

    Read more and book tickets. Playing 1 July – 25 July.

  • Seeking 2016 Studio Artists

    Applications are now open for our 2016 Griffin Studio Artists. The Griffin Studio supports four + artists per a year to develop their work, mainly in the fields of writing and directing. Applications close 24 May. Read more…

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11 May 5:39 pm

A message from Lee, 12 May 2015

It was a dark and stormy night. NO! It was a gloriously blue sky day down at Circular Quay on Saturday when we opened the first season of Griffin’s Really Intimate Theatre! Great Australian actors performed monologues from great Australian plays in Sydney’s tiniest theatre for the people who were curious enough to venture inside. Take a look at the pics. 

Architect Jon King designed a mini-Griffin – it was built by the amazing Griffin team  – and at 10am on Saturday morning it opened to delighted audiences. One at a time. This theatre is only big enough for one audience member at a time. And one by one they were astonished… by the intimacy, the intensity, the talent of the actors, the power of the stories, and the way theatre can sweep you away from your ordinary Saturday walk around the harbour and into a world inside a box.

It was a chance to share the intimacy of a front row Griffin performance with people who may never have ventured up the hill to Nimrod Street. We had 75 performances on Saturday! People were introduced to the writing of Kate Mulvany, Suzie Miller, Caleb Lewis, Van Badham, Mayu Kanamori, Wayne Tunks, Ross Mueller, Paschal Berry, Sven Swenson, Hilary Bell, John Romeril, Eryn & Alan Skinner, and David Williamson. 

Thank you to Sabryna Te’o, Sam Smith, Arisa Yura, Meredith Penman, Ben Winspear, Sue Broberg, Silvia Colloca, Kate Mulvany, Valery Berry, Michael Griffin, Angeline Andrews, Craig Alexander and Ben Wood who all donated their talent and time to transform Sydneysider’s days and give them a bit of wonder. It was a real pleasure to have you in our inaugural season. Your reviews were all excellent!

Griffin’s Really Intimate Theatre was a chance for us to share our love of Australian plays with Sydney. It was free. It was fabulous. We had a ball. We will do it again.
Love Lee

10 May 10:18 am

The House on the Lake: Aidan Fennessy

As we approach opening night for The House on the Lake , playwright Aidan Fennessy talks about the particular nuances of writing a crime narrative. 

My ambition when writing this play was twofold; engage an audience with an intricate narrative and to challenge myself as a writer to achieve this using only two actors and one setting. I was also keen on playing with genre. I began with a hunch about where the idea would lead but found myself in numerous cul-de-sacs during the drafting process, due to the fact that in a narrative like this, you need to mask a lot of information but not too much as you risk leaving the audience too far behind for too long. It’s also a narrative that relies as much on what is said as what is not said. Crime narrative will always, eventually, concern itself with the truth and theatre is the perfect platform in which to examine the binary oppositions of truth and lying. Read more…

8 May 8:50 pm

2015 Griffin Studio: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes

We’re excited to introduce two of our 2015 Griffin Studio artists Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes. Guy and Matt are the creative duo behind Sydney based directing team Boomshaka Film. Two of Australia’s most industrious talents; Guy and Matt are busy performing, writing and producing for stage, television and film, both nationally and internationally. Their work as been screened in over 40 festivals around the world and has picked up many awards along the way.We meet these creative collaborators to talk about working across platforms, the Griffin Studio and their production company Boomshaka Film. 

Matt Zeremes and Guy Edmonds

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