Ensemble Theatre

  • Phone: (02) 9929 0644
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    Ensemble Theatre
    78 McDougall Street
    Kirribilli, Sydney, NSW 2061
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"The Ensemble Theatre aims to produce live theatre of the highest quality that entertains, educates, enlightens and challenges. The Ensemble believes that theatre can, and should be, a civilizing influence in society."Many of Australia’s favourite performers have appeared at the Ensemble Theatre including Lorraine Bayly, Simon Burke, Michael Craig, Russell Crowe, Max Cullen, David Field, Max Gillies, Nancye Hayes, Reg Livermore, Garry McDonald, Todd McKenney, Amanda Muggleton, Caroline O’Connor, Georgie Parker, Marina Prior, Kate Raison, Henri Szeps, Jack Thompson, William Zappa and international performers such as Warren Mitchell and Greta Scacchi.The Ensemble Theatre is Australia's longest, continuously running professional theatre company and has constantly maintained the highest standards in theatrical presentation.The Ensemble Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008. A book commemorating the theatre's history is available for purchase for only $32.50. Telephone the box office on 9929 0644 to order your copy. Limited edition.On May 11 in 1958, a group of talented theatricals, who had been studying acting with American expatriate actor Hayes Gordon, assembled to present the first of two Sunday night performances in Cammeray Children's Library under the banner Variations on Similar Themes. The invitations to their premiere performance of a selection of Tennessee Williams' works one of the actors noted, "We haven't a name yet. Yes, we admit to training - Strasbergian, Stanislavskian, Meisnerian, Gordonian etc and we emphasise what might be referred to as the 'ensemble' values in production".

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill and Stephen Mallatrat

14th August

Prepare for scares in a gripping ghost story perfect for Ensemble’s intimate stage. This spine-chiller, one of the longest running plays in West End...


The Caretaker by Harold Pinter

10th July

Discover a literary masterpiece which delves into the turbulent relationships between a homeless man and two polar opposite brothers. Pinter cranks up the...


Kenny by Clayton Jacobson and Shane Jacobson

29th May

Meet Kenny, a fearless Aussie plumber and eternal optimist who looks for the best in every situation – even when his job is literally down the toilet....


Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith

9th June

Delve into the depths of human frailty and their capacity to love with this thrilling modern Australian classic. Cracks appear in a seemingly unbreakable...


A Broadcast Coup by Melanie Tait

17th April

Tune into a buzzing new comedy pulling the plug on an antiquated media industry. Cut-throat journalist Jez Connell is out for her next sting. It’s been a...


David Williamson's Crunch Time

14th February

Sparkling with razor sharp wit and humour, Crunch Time tackles pertinent social issues head-on in this tale of family and duty. Don’t miss Australian...


Black Cockatoo

4th January

In 1868, 13 Aboriginal men from country Victoria became the first Australian cricket team to tour England. Starring Australia’s first Indigenous sporting...


Black Cockatoo by Geoffrey Atherden

4th January

Inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first ever international sporting team, this is not just...


An Intimate Evening with Paul Capsis

8th September

Join iconic performer Paul Capsis for a blazing, crazy ride through his life’s songbook. In an intimate and candid performance, Paul revisits the...