A Note from Lee, 12 September


Splinter is opening! The theatre is always really buzzy in an opening week. So many last minute details, press interviews, flowers arriving for the cast, minor line changes, an extra coat of black paint on the floor, thank you cards…it…

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In Conversation: Hilary Bell


Hilary Bell is one of Australia’s leading playwrights, and Griffin has been home to some of her wonderfully dark and detailed dramatic worlds. This September, Hilary’s play Splinter enjoys its second-ever production, directed by Griffin’s Artistic Director Lee Lewis, and…

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A Note from Lee, 29 August


The sun was shining, the sausages were sizzling, the gin was icy, the puppies were cute, the neighbours were friendly, the street was full, Don Harwin was gracious, the bunting was flapping in the spring breeze and the plays…the plays…the…

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Griffin Super Big Win!


Subscribe to Griffin’s 2020 Season by midnight on Friday 25 October, and you’ll automatically enter the running to snap up our fabulous Super Big Win Prize! So what’s up for grabs, you ask? – Stay a night in an Executive…

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Welcome to Griffin 2020!

Would you believe you have been coming up the hill to this gorgeous little theatre for 50 YEARS?!?! Yep. 50 years ago, a group of young Australian theatremakers carved out a space for the Australian voice to grow. And 50…

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A Note from Lee, 15 August


Hello from the deep, dark rehearsal room for Hilary Bell‘s Splinter. Threads of fairy tales, changelings, dark nights and branches tapping against windows are keeping me up at night. Fortunately it is a lot of fun building this kind of…

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A Note from Phil, 1 August


Two years ago, I sat outside on the balcony of the Nimrod Street office to read Meyne Wyatt‘s City of Gold, printed out on re-used yellow paper. At that point, it was not called City of Gold, it was titled (only half-jokingly)…

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Surprise Five Subscription | Griffin 2020


WE ARE SOLD OUT! Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased a Surprise Five Subscription—we sold all 105 subscriptions already! Incredible! The Griffs are thrilled to see how much faith our audiences have in the work we do,…

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A Note from Lee, 18 July


Last Thursday night, with a small group of friends and family gathered, Poppy Lynch turned on the switch that lit up the new sign naming the bar in the Griffin foyer ‘The Penny Cook Bar’ in honour of her mother….

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