Griffin is the only theatre company in the country entirely devoted to new Australian plays. Located in the historic SBW Stables Theatre, nestled in the heart of bustling Kings Cross, Griffin has been a permanent home for the exploration of Australian stories since 1978. 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.
Many of this country’s most beloved and celebrated artists started out on our stage—Cate Blanchett, Michael Gow, Alma De Groen, David Wenham, to name a few—and iconic Australian plays like The Boys, Holding the Man and City of Gold had their world premieres at Griffin, before going out to capture the national imagination. We are a theatre of first chances.
We are passionate about nurturing emerging artists. We help ambitious, bold, risk-taking and urgent Australian plays get from a page onto a stage. We tell the stories that will help us know who we are as a nation, and who we want to become. Stories about us. Written by us. For us.
Griffin Theatre Company and the SBW Stables Theatre operate and tell stories on the unceded lands of the Gadigal People 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 than 60,000 years of storytelling practice shaping and underpinning all aspects of Australian culture. It is a privilege that we do not take lightly: to work on this land, and to tell stories on its soil.
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Griffins are identifiable by their can-do attitude, their love for audiences and artists alike, and their passion for great Australian stories.
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We’re not currently looking to fill any vacancies at this time. To keep up to date with future announcements, sign up to our Mailing List.
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.