Home of Australian Storytelling

Nurturing works from the page to the stage is at the core of Griffin’s mission. Our creative programs provide development pathways for some of Australia’s most exciting theatremakers, allowing them to hone their craft with financial support and professional mentorship.

We’re excited to support more writers and stories than ever before—none of which would be possible without the philanthropic support of our family of donors.

There are a variety of ways that artists can become a part of Griffin ecosystem. Whether it’s through initiatives like Griffin StudioGriffin Ambassadors, or the Griffin Award, or by coming up to the office to have a chat with the Artistic team, artists are an integral part of the working life of Griffin.

If you share our passion for making the best contemporary theatre, we want to hear from you! If you have a show on around town that you would like us to see, or if you would like to book a time to meet with the Artistic team, please email us at [email protected].

Flat Earthers: The Musical Auditions

Griffin and Hayes Theatre Co are excited to announce an open casting call for the world premiere production of Flat Earthers: The Musical, taking the stage in 2024! We’re seeking multiple roles and self-tape submissions for the first round of auditions are open from now until 5pm on Friday 15 December.

Learn more about the Flat Earthers: The Musical Auditions

Griffin Studio

Moving into its 13th year, Griffin Studio is our flagship mentorship program—a creative lab for early career artists. Each year our Studio artists develop an exciting project with support from Griffin’s Artistic team, while undertaking workshops on aspects of playwriting and theatremaking.

Plays developed through Griffin Studio include City of Gold by Meyne Wyatt, Orange Thrower by Kirsty Marillier, and Whitefella Yella Tree by Dylan Van Den Berg, with alumni including Kate Mulvany, Sheridan Harbridge and Lachlan Philpott, among many others.

Applications for Griffin Studio 2024 are now closed!

Thank you to our passionate Griffin Studio donors.

Learn more about Griffin Studio

Griffin Studio Workshop

Griffin Studio Workshop is an important extension of our beloved Griffin Studio. The Workshop gifts artists with the invaluable time and space to test out their plays with actors and directors, well ahead of the rehearsal room.

Previous plays that have been nurtured through the Workshop include Ghosting the Party by Melissa Bubnic, Golden Blood 黄金血液  by Merlynn Tong and Jailbaby by Suzie Miller.

Thank you to the generosity of our Griffin Studio Workshop donors.


In recent years, Griffin has been able to commission writers thanks to the support of our donors and select government initiatives. This opportunity to support exceptional theatremakers is the first step in getting as many new Australian plays as we can onto our stage.

Current writers under commission include: Elaine Crombie, Winnie Dunn, Eve Beck, Happy Feraren and Adrian Russell Wills.

Griffin Ambassadors

Running since 2004, Griffin Ambassadors gives the next generation of artists and audiences open access to world-class Australian stories. The season-long program for Year 10–12 students includes workshops, free performances and access to the country’s leading theatre professionals. If you know someone who’s keen to be a Griffin Ambassador in 2024, get in touch at [email protected].

Learn more about Griffin Ambassadors