Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 1995 to foster knowledge and research into the history of Australian theatre. Members include theatre professionals, academics, and enthusiasts dedicated to documenting and sharing Australia’s unique theatre heritage.
Theatre Heritage Australia seeks to contribute to a healthy performing arts ecology – one that has an understanding and an appreciation of Australia’s rich theatrical history. THA undertakes a range of activities including:
To contribute to THA, or to make a donation to support the work of the organisation, please contact us here»
THA regularly publishes new articles and research via our website, as well as an extensive list of biographies of early Australian performing artists. In addition, between 1999-2012 THA produced the quarterly ‘On Stage’ magazine, a leading performing arts publication featuring research into Australian theatre history along with current industry news and interviews. On Stage has been digitised and indexed, and the entire back catalogue is available via the website.
THA holds regular public events throughout the year, including guest speakers, theatre tours and expert talks on important performing arts collections held by various Melbourne institutions. Some events are 'Members Only,' while many are open to the general public.
At any given time, THA undertakes a number of Special Projects, including digitization, and publication of important Australian theatrical records.
Much of Australia's important theatre history is in danger of being forgotten. The very theatres themselves, which gave us the framework for this panorama of talent, are endangered. THA has been formed to fight for the preservation of both the history and the fabric of our ongoing theatre heritage.
The purpose of THA is to promote and encourage:
If you believe you have items that might be of interest to the THA, please contact us