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From Glenn Terry, Artistic Director & CEO

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has a history of making significant contributions to the community and the theatre industry. 

Our company developed and founded two other theatre organisations; Critical Stages from 2007 to 2012 and Milk Crate Theatre from 2001 to 2010 - now both stand alone theatre companies and leaders in their fields. 

Our company developed and opened two new Sydney theatres – in 2001 a professional black box theatre in Potts Point, which in 2012 with the City of Sydney we preserved and is now the Hayes Theatre.  And from 2008–2014 we collaborated with the City of Sydney on the development and design of the Eternity Playhouse including our company raising $700K for its fit out. 

At the Eternity Playhouse, we have developed a unique and highly collaborative model. We invite professional artists to pitch their production concept and Darlinghurst Theatre Co. produces and funds it from concept to stage – including funding and paying artists at industry and award rates. We collaborate. We support artists' visions. We take the risk.

At the very heart of our company is a firm belief that theatre should promote a democracy of ideas. We ensure a broad church of diverse voices are represented on our stage and we develop works with zeitgeist, that explore our lives and challenge the world, forging a direct and powerful connection between artists and audiences.

Glenn Terry, Artistic Director & CEO


Formed in 2001, Darlinghurst Theatre Company has established itself as a prominent theatre company in Australia, staging over 200 productions and supporting the work more than 1000 professional artists. From 2008 the company worked with the City of Sydney on the design of the Eternity Playhouse a 129 year old heritage listed building. Darlinghurst Theatre Company raised $650,000 for the fit out and in November 2013 opened the Eternity Playhouse. The larger and more prominent venue has allowed Darlinghurst Theatre Company to develop an exemplary theatre production house.

Company History Here


Darlinghurst Theatre Company is supported through City of Sydney's Accommodation Grant Program and the NSW Government, through Arts NSW.

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