Griffin Studio


Griffin Studio is the most successful program in Australia for providing artists with pathways to the mainstage. Through a year-long residency with the company, the program establishes clear career pathways for directors, writers and dramaturgs. It’s an invaluable experience for artists to come together to hone their craft, gain vital experience inside a company and develop new work.


Our Griffin Studio Artists for 2018 are Caleb Lewis and Meyne Wyatt



Griffin Scratch

Our 2017 Studio Artist was Phil Spencer, who is now our Artistic Associate. 

As part of the 2017 Studio program, we brought together a group of inspired comedy brains, new writers and alternative theatre makers to take part in a week-long residency. At the culmination of this residency, the participating artists presented some of their ideas-in-progress onstage at the Stables in Griffin Scratch. The artists involved in this project were: Nikki Britton, Michael Workman, Caleb Lewis, Jennifer Wong, Henry Stone and Sabrina D’Angelo. Griffin Scratch is a continuation of Griffin’s commitment to providing opportunities for exceptional, non-traditional writers, with a view to bringing an array of new and alternative Australian voices to our stages. 



Since its inception in 2011, the Griffin Studio has seen 27 exceptional artists move through the program. Who are they? Meet them all here.



Supporting the Studio is a three-year commitment of $5,000 annually, which can be made individually or by a syndicate of donors. Donors follow the development of artists and their work over the course of their residency and beyond. In the seven years since its inception, the Studio program has engaged 32 artists and has led to 18 professional productions. Former Studio Artists have worked at every major theatre in Australia, demonstrating the important contribution of our Studio donors. To find out more, or to arrange a meeting to discuss the Griffin Studio, please contact our Development Manager, Will Harvey, on 9332 1052 or


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