Home of Australian Storytelling

Our artist development programs provide creative pathways for some of Australia’s most exciting theatremakers, allowing them to hone their craft with financial support and professional mentoring.

We’re excited to offer more artist development, commissioning and playwriting opportunities than ever before, thanks to the essential support of donors, partners and government.

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].

General Auditions

Griffin Theatre Company holds general auditions annually. These auditions are a chance for us to meet new actors who are passionate about Australian plays. We are interested in meeting adult actors, who are based in Sydney, with at least three years training or three years of professional acting experience who have not previously auditioned for Griffin. You might be a new graduate, new to Sydney, or an actor without an agent.

Learn more about General Auditions

Griffin Ambassadors

Initiated in 2004, Griffin Ambassadors lets young audiences access world-class Australian storytelling, cracking open the theatre industry for the next generation of artists, arts workers and audiences.

The year-long program for Year 10-12 students includes free tickets to all Main Season productions, subsidised tickets for friends and family, and a series of creative workshops run by our country’s leading practitioners. Griffin Ambassadors is generously supported by the Robertson Foundation.

Learn more about Griffin Ambassadors

Griffin Studio

Now in its 12th year, Griffin Studio is our esteemed mentorship program—a creative lab for early career artists. Each year our Studio artists develop one or more projects with support from Griffin’s Artistic team, while undertaking workshops on aspects of playwriting and theatremaking. Griffin Studio provides artists with the time and resources to create work that can shape the nation.

Learn more about Griffin Studio

Incubator Fellowship

Incubator – NSW Theatre (Emerging) Fellowship is set up in partnership with Create NSW to support artist development across the theatre industry in NSW.

Four emerging theatre practitioners in the early stages of their career will be selected for a three-month residency at Griffin Theatre Company to undertake creative development of new work and professional mentorship with the company. The shortlisted applicants will explore their project with input and support from Griffin to challenge and expand their practice.

At the completion of the three months, the Fellowship recipient will be selected from the shortlist to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.

Learn more about the Incubator Fellowship