New Theatre



New Theatre was born from a democratic voice and from the very beginning we’ve done things our way.
We’re not slick, we’re not refined and we don’t conform. We believe in artistic and social expression, not just escapism. When we take the stage, we’re for real.

Our doors are open to everyone – from those looking for their start, to those who never want it to end.

We’re a beacon for social movement; a hub for local enthusiasts. We’re driven by passion, not money.

We’re not interested in awards or accolades, we act out of love.

You can’t define us or second guess us. We won’t just invite you to take a seat, we invite you to take part.

And we’ll always stay true to what we do.

Always real. Always raw. Always New.

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

New Theatre was born from the ideal of wanting to provide the opportunity and avenue for one and all, where raw artistic expression would be encouraged, embraced and showcased. They should be applauded for their passion and fortitude. -

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.

New Theatre is a non-professional theatre company and participation is on a voluntary basis. To become a member, click on Join Us