Griffin is the only theatre company in Sydney entirely dedicated to the development and production of new Australian plays. For the last forty years, we have been one of the great engine rooms of Australian theatre, passionately working to nurture new Australian artists and ensure that ambitious, bold, courageous, urgent and nationally relevant stories get from a page onto a stage.
Beyond our annual season of plays, Griffin is passionate about assisting members of our community in finding enjoyment, wonder, self recognition and imaginative escape through theatre. We currently host one dedicated matinee performance for every Main Season production for members of the local community who would otherwise have limited access to the performing arts. For many attendees, a community performance at Griffin is the first time they have seen a professional play. We also run a highly successful Ambassadors program, which allows school students invaluable access to shows and workshops with industry professionals.
The generous financial support of trusts and foundations is critical to maintaining and expanding these programs and we’re grateful to our current partners in these areas.
The Malcolm Robertson Foundation and the CAL Cultural Fund support our Griffin Studio program which provides career pathways for talented directors, writers and dramaturgs.
The Girgensohn Foundation supported Storylab in 2012 and 2013. Storylab was a week-long intensive program that explored cross-cultural and cross-artform performance making with young artists from diverse backgrounds.
The Robertson Foundation supports the commissioning of new work and the Griffin Ambassadors program, enabling 100 years 10 to 12 students to attend Griffin plays and workshops throughout the year.