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Drum Theatre Digital

While our theatre is temporarily closed, we will bring the performing arts to your screen. Drum Theatre Digital is an online platform that is created to deliver amazing arts and cultural experiences from our house to yours.

Connect with local artists here and explore the diverse performing arts programs happening right now. From music, dance, comedy, theatre, digital arts to spoken words, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Drum Theatre Digital will release programs here and on our Facebook page.  Follow us on Facebook and enjoy free performing arts at the comfort of your own home.

Stay connected and inspired with Drum Theatre Digital.

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Home Delivery

Drum Theatre Digital presents Home Delivery. A series of new works commissioned by the Drum Theatre, delivering from artists' studios straight to your couch for free.

Over the next ten weeks, Home Delivery will share innovative videos created by featured artists working across numerous art forms. Engage with our artists and explore new perspectives and experiences via Home Delivery. Sit back and enjoy hand-picked art and entertainment we have complied for you. 

Stay tuned here or watch on our Facebook.

My-Vid - Calling for Performers

While the Drum Theatre is temporarily closed to audiences, the theatre team is offering the stage and our expertise for artists to create high-quality live performance videos in this call-out.

It is a way of assisting our artists to reach audiences online, build a community of practice and enhance your professional profile.

This opportunity is open to performers with performance-ready material. All works must be original and any backing tracks must be your own creative property.

The selected performer/s will receive recording and editing support on our stage with professional sound and lighting. Filming at the theatre is subject to COVID-19 restrictions, and will only progress with full compliance of the regulations in force at the time.

For more information please contact Billy Kelleher, Theatre and Public Programs Officer. Email billy.kelleher@cgd.vic.gov.au or phone 8571 1630.

Applications close on Tuesday 20 October.

Click here to download the Terms and Conditions.

Submit your entry here

From Our Friends

Remember being amazed by these production teams on our stage? Here is your chance to continue enjoying their works in the digital world:

  • The Australian Ballet 2020 Digital Season
    This is the Australian Ballet’s 40th anniversary year and they would have been at the Drum Theatre in July. Now you can join their digital season with full-length ballets, currently Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann’s 1973 film of Don Quixote – available until 24 September 5pm. 
  • Critical Stages Screening Room
    Critical Stages is a touring coordination partner that toured American Song to the Drum Theatre and was to have A Migrant’s Son in August. We hope to bring you a filmed version of this soon, but in the meantime, you can sign up to see what’s on in their screening room, including shows from Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre.
  • CDP Theatre Producers Digital
    CDP is a premier touring company for children’s entertainment that was to bring you the 91-Storey Treehouse and Magic Beach this year. Both those shows will be back next year, but in the meantime, you can explore the shows, see some clips and do some cool activities.
  • Jude Perl
    Jude Perl is a music comedy gem whose show, I Have A Face, had to be postponed until 2021. Visit her website or her Facebook page to see some of her live stream performances.
  • Archie Roach
    Archie's show Tell Me Why has been postponed until 2021. Here is his website featuring clips and information about buying his album and memoir.
  • Opera Australia
    Opera Australia was to present Carmen this year and we hope they can return next year to the Drum Theatre. Enjoy their digital offerings, including the Opera In A Minute series.
Top banner image: Snow White by Victorian State Ballet, rehearsal on the Drum Theatre stage, 2018.