Drama Australia National Conference 

Drama Australia is delighted to announce that the 2018 Drama Australia National Conference will be held in Melbourne on Friday 30 November and Saturday 1 December in partnership with Drama Victoria.

This year’s conference theme is CONTINUUM: Drama education past, present and future. Presenters and delegates will be contemplating the notion of the continuum that is drama education in Australia especially as the host organisation is celebrating its 50th birthday.


The Lysicrates Foundation and Griffin Theatre Company are proud to present the 2018 Lysicrates Martin Prize for playwrights writing for children.

The prize is intended to support mid-career playwrights and provides an opportunity for finalists to receive professional development and funding support. Last year’s inaugural prize saw three finalists present their works in staged readings, with winner Katie Pollock taking home the prize for her work Summerland.

The top 3 finalists see their works read and staged at Riverside Theatres, and the winner will be chosen by the children on the day.

A fun and interactive way for children to get involved with theatre from a young age, The Martin Lysicrates Prize is a load of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. This event is FREE but bookings are essential to secure your place.

Recommended for children aged 11 to 14 years.

Date & Time
Tuesday 6th September 11am
Riverside Theatres

If you missed this event, you can still get involved! 

This event was filmed to allow students who were not able to attend the day to still view these Australian works and vote for their favourite from their classrooms! 

Schools can also win some fantastic prizes and experiences through taking part in this event. 

Click the below link for more information.