The pen is mightier than the sword. In 2024, a bigger, better Griffin Award!


For over 25 years, the prestigious Griffin Award has served as one of Australia’s premier playwriting competitions—heralding the arrival of future classics like The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini, Prima Facie by Suzie Miller and Mr Bailey’s Minder by Debra Oswald.

In 2024, the Griffin Award is back and better than ever, with the winner receiving a full play commission prize of $17,400 thanks to the generosity of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund—and we want to mark the revamped Award with a very special occasion.

An esteemed surprise guest will deliver a Keynote Address as part of the Griffin Award ceremony in 2024. This is an opportunity to listen about the state of Australian playwriting from one of our country’s finest voices, to gather, discuss and celebrate the power of Australian storytelling… and all will be revealed in early 2024.

The Griffin Award Keynote will be a must-attend event in 2024 and the best way to ensure you nab a seat to the action is to subscribe.

Performance Times

Cellblock Theatre, National Art School

Tuesday 28 July, 3pm


2024 Special Events Pricing

(Jailbaby + Griffin Award Keynote)

  Jailbaby Keynote
Full Standard $79 $35
Preview $64
Senior Standard $74 $35
Preview $59
Concession Standard $62 $35
Preview $49
Under 35 Standard $44 $35
Preview $39

Subscribe to Griffin 2024 to receive priority access to the Griffin Award Keynote!