Griffin is the only theatre company in the country exclusively devoted to the development and staging of new Australian writing. Located in the historic SBW Stables Theatre, nestled in the heart of Kings Cross, Griffin has been Australia’s home for the exploration of new stories since 1978.
We are the launch pad for new plays, ideas and writing that other theatres won’t take a risk on. We boldly contribute to Australia’s unique and powerful storytelling culture. Plays like Prima Facie, Holding the Man and City of Gold all had their world premieres at Griffin before going out to capture the national imagination. In the words of our longest-serving Artistic Director, Ros Horin:
“We are the theatre of first chances.”
We are passionate about nurturing emerging and established practitioners alike. We pride ourselves on supporting our vast community of artists, audiences and supporters who consider our theatre their creative home. We help ambitious, bold, risk-taking and urgent Australian work get from the page onto the stage. We tell the stories that help us know who we are as a nation, and who we want to become.
We would not be where we are today without the vision and generosity of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford (SBW) Foundation, to whom we owe the great privilege of being able to perform in the much-loved SBW Stables Theatre.
Learn more about how to get to Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre and local food and drink options here.
Griffins are identifiable by their can-do attitude, their love for audiences and artists alike, and their passion for great Australian stories.
Griffs are identified by their can-do attitude and their love of Australian stories. We’re looking to fill an exciting role—check out the position description and if you’re keen to join the Grif-fam, apply today! If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Head of Development, Full Time
Griffin’s Head of Development is responsible for maintaining and growing Griffin’s fundraising income – a major source of revenue for the company. This includes creating opportunities to engage a broad range of supporters: individual donors, trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors and at times assisting with government funding. The Head of Development plays a leading role in creating and strengthening a culture of philanthropy across the company and amongst Griffin’s primary stakeholders.
Applications close: 5pm on Wednesday 22 June
We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people, people from non-Anglo cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people from Disabled and d/Deaf communities, and people from LGBTQIA+ communities.
We’re always on the hunt for helpful volunteers to keep the ship running. Contact our office at [email protected] to express your interest and learn more about what we can do for you!
Griffin is passionate about environmental sustainability. From programming challenging works on the topic (Between Two Waves, Kill Climate Deniers, The Turquoise Elephant) through to activism and company practices, we’re all about being green. And we’re always looking for new ways to reduce waste, consumption and achieve our goal of becoming carbon neutral.
But, we’ve never formalised our commitment to climate action… until now.
Griffin’s Sustainability Action Plan marks the beginning of the company’s formal commitment to environmental sustainability.
Read more about our Green Griffin initiative here.
Griffin Theatre Company and the SBW Stables Theatre operate and tell stories on the unceded lands of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the oldest continuous living culture on the planet, with more than60,000 years of storytelling practice shaping and underpinning all aspects of Australian culture.