About Us

About Us

THEATRE 180, with a mandate of GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD, produces works which are exciting, moving, innovative and entertaining. THEATRE 180 draws its name from the stories of our lives across a 180-degree perspective, from our buoyant youth to the wisdom of age. Proudly Western Australian, OUR TEAM strives to present a range of stories through award-winning plays from Australia, the UK, Europe and America, together with new plays from WA playwrights.

Our Agelink pillar has been working in the oral and recorded history space for the last 28 years, collecting stories from seniors and presenting them as theatre. From small-scale, bespoke works commissioned by local councils and played in libraries and community centres to large-scale works in theatres, here in Australia and in the UK, we have produced well over 70 works – many of which have been world premieres of new West Australian writing.

Alongside our AGELINK pillar we also produce MAINSTAGE works in a variety of venues, and offer EDUCATION programs which run across every aspect of what we do.

With innovations like presenting live theatre in cinemas through our ground-breaking production of A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Sydney II: Lost and Found, we are proud to continue finding new ways to engage with audiences near and far, and share the stories that make us WHO WE ARE.

2021 Western Australian Heritage Award Finalist

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR DONORS AND FRIENDS:

Sam & Leanne Walsh                                     Susan Fleming

Heather Zampatti                                           Janet Holmes a Court AC

Wendy Court                                                    Beverley Shelbourne

Stephen Ford & Shiva Amir Ansari               Jenny Davis

Chris & Liz Greenwood                                  Peter Kift

Clare Watson                                                   Fred Sim

Michelle Fowler                                               Julie Hobbs

Robin & Sally Tunnicliffe                                Sandra Frid

Julie Hobbs                                                    Allan Blagaich

Brigida & Nigel Desebrok                             Sanford Walker

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, STUART HALUSZ

When theatre provokes behavioural change or action in response to social issues, our artistic influence goes well beyond the audience and out into the wider community. Storytellers are agents for change, agents for enlightenment and an integral part of the fabric in a multicultural tapestry.

We have to think of the arts as operating with a social conscience that feeds not just into education, tourism, entertainment and other economic drivers, but is also considered the vital thread in the fabric of our society – because without the arts, we unravel. 

I believe passionately in the power of culture and the arts to transform, educate and enlighten. The creative industries are the best way we can hope to encourage and promote an understanding of the cultural differences and similarities of our fellow human beings, to elicit empathy, acceptance and celebration of others in our community. I believe our work in theatre is the key to moving forward on reconciliation; to understand the stories of our history in order to write those of our future.

Join us as we present GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD.

Theatre 180

Theatre with heart

Theatre with a difference

THEATRE 180

 

 

Agelink

For 27 years THEATRE 180 has been the national leader in bespoke plays based on oral and recorded histories, mainly through interviews and reminiscence workshops with seniors.

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Mainstage

THEATRE 180 seeks out the best of writing from Australia and around the world to present for audiences in our hometown Perth, and on tour around regional WA, interstate and internationally.

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Education

Arts and Culture play a vital role in the fabric of a functioning, healthy, robust and enlightened society – THEATRE 180 is committed to both presenting works for and about, and creating educational opportunities for young people and students.

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Get In Touch

Whether as an audience member, sponsor or philanthropic donor, we would love to hear from you!

Our Partners

Proudly partnering with the following organisations

Government Partners

Production Partners

Venue Partners

Media Partners

Support Us

Some of the ways you can support us

As an independent, not-for-profit theatre company, we welcome any form of support, be it as a Patron, Philanthropic Donor or Corporate Sponsor. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.

The THEATRE 180 Public Fund (ABN: 33 042 434 145) is a tax deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

ALL DONATIONS ARE MAINTAINED IN A SPECIAL PUBLIC FUND ADMINISTRATED BY THEATRE 180 AND THESE FUNDS WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE ORGANISATION.

THEATRE 180 Public Fund

Chair: Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM

Jenny Davis OAM

Stuart Halusz


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Make A Donation

Make A Donation

Whether large or small, your donation will help THEATRE 180 in a variety of ways - by providing much-needed resources to support our administration or cover insurances and professional fees, or to help fund a particular area of our work such as set/props construction, wardrobe, Emerging WA Artist mentoring or script development.

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Become a Sponsor

Become a Sponsor

THEATRE 180 works with a number of organisations and individuals in a variety of ways to achieve different outcomes. Please contact us to find out more.

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Leave A Legacy

Leave A Legacy

A bequest to THEATRE 180 will help to ensure that many more audiences will continue to benefit from the stories we tell, for many years to come.

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We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.
Thanks to CircuitWest we have two of our wonderful teaching artists in Albany this weekend. TrenT Baker and Tegan Mulvany will be conducting some awesome acting/directing/impro workshops at the Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company. Beautiful Albany - we wish we were all there! 
#theatre #Workshops #albany #theatre180 #circuitwest
Due to positive Covid cases among the artistic team we have had to reschedule the two performances of Matters of the Heart to Friday 20th May, 11am and 7pm. All existing ticket holders have been notified by email and your tickets will be automatically valid for the new date and time. Please check your inbox and if you can't make the new date please email info@theatre180.com.au for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick! www.theatre180.com.au
A first get together with the cast, director, costume/set designer and producers of THEATRE 180’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange. A very exciting discussion has ensued about characters and costume/set ideas 😊

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the best contemporary plays written in the last two decades! 

Laurence Olivier Award – Best Play 2001
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
 
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and  perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic - and anatomises the politics of medical care.” – Evening Standard (London)
 
“In the way of great comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” - The Independent (London)
 
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis, Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Designer - Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer – Noah Ivulich
Lighting Designer – Garry Ferguson
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth
August 20 – September 3
Bookings link www.theatre180.com.au
#theatre #mentalhealthawareness
Thank you Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for providing creative development funding for our next cinestage production based on the stunning series of books by Dianne Wolfer - Author The Lighthouse Girl, The Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and the Last Light Horse. 
Titled ‘The Lighthouse Girl Saga’, the script, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner, with AV Design by  Josephine Hayes, AV Production by Sunburnt Films, Sound Design by Ben Collins and directed by Stuart Halusz, this seed funding sets us on our path to seek full production funding for this very special story. Thank you to our readers Michelle Fornasier Brendan Hanson and Nick Maclaine ❤️ #thelighthousegirl #theatre #westernaustralia #DLGSC #artsfunding
So excited to be at the launch of @diannewolfer  latest book The Last Light Horse at the beautiful Albany Town Hall! We are thrilled we have been given creative development funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to turn all of the 4 books into a script for a theatre production, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner ❤️