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Sydney Theatre Company

Australia’s leading theatre company

Recognised as one of the world’s most exciting and original theatre companies, Sydney Theatre Company is at the heart of Australia’s cultural landscape with a history of ground-breaking productions.

STC presents an annual season across its harbourside venues: The Wharf Theatres and Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay and Sydney Opera House, as its resident theatre company.

The company works with artists at the top of their craft to produce a diverse program of internationally acclaimed theatre that reflects Sydney’s distinctive energy and personality, and entertains hundreds of thousands of Sydneysiders and visitors all year round.

The theatre careers of many of Australia's internationally renowned artists have been launched and fostered at STC, including Mel Gibson, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Benedict Andrews and Cate Blanchett.

Theatre that runs from the epic to the intimate and from the classic to the contemporary.

Artistic Director Kip Williams

Kip Williams is the Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Sydney Theatre Company. 

While at STC, he has adapted and directed the critically-acclaimed Gothic reimaginings Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and The Picture of Dorian Gray, the latter of which is set to premiere on London’s West End in 2024. 

He has directed many other productions for STC including Under Milk Wood, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Kate Mulvany’s adaptations of Ruth Park’s epic Australian stories The Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two and Playing Beatie Bow, A Cheery Soul, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Three Sisters, Cloud Nine, Chimerica, All My Sons, The Golden Age, Love and Information (a co-production with Malthouse), Children of the Sun, and On The Beach by Tommy Murphy. 

Kip is the winner of several major awards, including a Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play (Suddenly Last Summer), three Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Director (The Harp in the SouthThe Picture of Dorian Gray, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), and two Green Room Awards for Best Director (Miss Julie for Melbourne Theatre Company and The Picture of Dorian Gray).