MALTHOUSE THEATRE // WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Malthouse Theatre collaborates with local and international artists to create inventive performances that cut to the core of the human experience. Our work explores the world, personally, socially and politically to provoke a dialogue with and within audiences.
Welcome to Malthouse Theatre.
For over 40 years, we have fanned the flames of Melbourne’s radical culture, exerting significant influence on our city’s artistic community. In 1976, Carrillo Gantner, Graeme Blundell and Garrie Hutchinson formed the Hoopla Theatre Foundation, which transitioned into the Playbox Theatre Company in 1980. In 2004, Michael Kantor reimagined Playbox as Malthouse Theatre, named after the iconic venue that has been the company's home since 1990.
No matter the name, we've consistently served as a counterpoint to the mainstream. To this day, our distinctive style resonates locally, nationally and globally.
We champion artistic and cultural diversity and seek out alternative points of view. Committed to inclusivity, Malthouse Theatre invites collaboration without bias. We actively address inequities in representation. We believe fiercely in gender equality. We champion positive change and passionately influence its enactment.
We acknowledge the Land and Songlines of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation. We support the right of a Treaty for all First Nations peoples of Victoria and Australia. We engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, supporting their right to self-determine artistic identity while promoting artists and emerging talent, audience development and community engagement.
The Coopers Malthouse in Melbourne is our dedicated venue: a home for innovation and live experiences that provoke and entertain. A historic beer-making malthouse built in 1892, the building at 113 Sturt Street, Southbank was gifted by Carlton & United Breweries to Playbox Theatre in 1988. Converted into an agile and contemporary theatre complex, our (Malt)house comprises a world-renowned 500-seat Merlyn theatre, the recently refurbished 180-seat Beckett Theatre, the Tower and our bespoke workshop.
Renamed The Coopers Malthouse in 2014, our building also accommodates rehearsal rooms and meeting spaces. And of course, there is the Box Office, the Coopers Malthouse Bar and the Café to make your experience at Malthouse Theatre a memorable night out.
STAFF & BOARD
Malthouse Theatre acknowledges the Land and Songlines of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation.
Fiona McGauchie (Chair), Michael Kantor (Deputy Chair), Debbie Dadon AM, Andrew Myer AM, Jan Owen AM, Sue Prestney, Pamela Rabe, Nick Schlieper, Mary Vallentine AO & Deborah Cheetham
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CO-CEO / Matthew Lutton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CO-CEO / Sarah Neal
NEW WORK MANAGER / Mark Pritchard
DIRECTOR IN RESIDENCE / Bridget Balodis
RESIDENT ARTIST / Ra Chapman, Jada Alberts
PRODUCER / Jason Tamiru
COMPANY & CAST MANAGER / Marline Zaibak
FINANCE MANAGER / Ness Harwood
FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR / Liz White
FINANCE ASSISTANT / Connie Stella
COMPANY PRODUCER / Annie Bourke
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR / Jacqui Bathman
DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER / David Harrison
PUBLICIST / TS Publicity
GRAPHIC DESIGN / Hours After
CRM & TICKETING MANAGER / Prue Sutherland
BOX OFFICE MANAGER / Allie Stapleton
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER / Fiona Kelly
PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR / Belinda Locke
SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR / Julian Dibley-Hall
PRODUCTION MANAGER / David Miller
TECHNICAL MANAGER / Baird McKenna
OPERATIONS MANAGER / Dexter Varley
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR / Tia Clark
HEAD TECHNICIAN (LIGHTING) / Rob Ballingall
VENUE HEAD MECHANIST / Ivan Smith
VENUE TECHNICIAN / Brendan Jellie
HEAD OF WARDROBE / Delia Spicer
WORKSHOP MANAGER / Goffredo Mameli
WORKSHOP ASSISTANTS / Elizabeth Whitton, Mitch O'Sullivan
SCENIC ARTIST / Patrick Jones
VENUE MANAGER / John Byrne
EVENTS MANAGER / Anita Posterino
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER / Lara Kerestes