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New Theatre's ability to showcase as well as nurture both mainstream and fringe elements of theatre is a rare gift to be treasured by the Australian arts community. - Inner West Courier

New Theatre has an admirable tradition of staging plays that commercially focused companies wouldn't touch - Time Out Sydney

Performing, Challenging, Developing, Entertaining, Inspiring and Encouraging local artists and audiences

New Theatre is one of the oldest continuously producing theatre companies in Australia with a proud history that is intertwined with much of Sydney's social development and Australian theatre history.

From our beginnings as a political workers' theatre, we have grown to become one of Sydney's leading independent community theatre companies. Our productions range across drama, comedy, musicals, gay theatre, family shows, political cabaret and specialised education programs. We have revisited classic texts with bold new interpretations and premiered some of the finest contemporary writing.

We pride ourselves on providing unique opportunities for the development of artists of all ages and backgrounds through collaboration with professional theatre workers. We have a long tradition of nurturing directors, actors and designers and are committed to the development of new Australian writing. We aim to service our community by providing affordable theatre of a very high standard to a wide range of audiences.

We believe in a theatre that provokes, stimulates and entertains.

In 2007, New Theatre was honoured by the National Institute of Dramatic Art for its contribution to the Australian Performing Arts and 75 years of continuous production.