2025 Season Applications is Now Open
About Annual Season

Our Annual Season is our main program and the cornerstone of The Blue Room Theatre’s artistic program that runs from April – November. Each year, it sees independent new works offered unparalleled support from conception to presentation in our black box theatre spaces. Our Annual Seasons are diverse in form, content, genre, artists and practice. The focus is on a team developing a work over a few months and sustaining a presentation season for up to 15 performances. Teams have exclusive access to the theatres to create their vision.


EVOLVE is returning for 2025! The Blue Room Theatre and STRUT Dance partner to support a presentation opportunity within TBRT’s 2025 Annual Season for an early-career dance maker (in first 5 years of making). The selected artist/s will present a movement-based work for 2-3 weeks of performance that has undergone at least one development or presentation in the past.

As well as the Annual season deal and support regularly offered by TBRT, the selected early-career artist/s will also receive matched support from STRUT Dance to facilitate the presentation. Applicants must be current STRUT Members and be living and working in Western Australia for a minimum 6 of the last 12 months. Please see more information in the Application Pack. Applications due 1 August 12PM AWST.

About Summer Nights

Straddling the scorching seasons of Birak and Bunuru, we come together at The Blue Room Theatre to bask in good company and share in a summer festival of performance: a whirlwind of new collaborations, social commentary, dance, theatrical playfulness, and heartfelt stories. Works are shorter than the Annual Season, require less tech and can be packed up swiftly before and after.


2025 Season applications are currently open and close 12PM AWST 1 AUGUST 2024! Read through the Application Pack via the link below. The Application Form is downloadable from the final page in the Application Pack.

2025 Season Application Pack

2025 EVOLVE Application Pack

2025 Season applications info session – audio recording

Weren’t able to make it to the Annual Season info session? Listen to an audio recording of the session below, featuring discussions with Program & Engagement Manager Joel Evans and Producer Briannah Davis. Original audio recorded Wednesday 15 May 2024 at the Blue Room Theatre. 1hr4mins.

Accessibility – If you require audio captions listen using Google Chrome, go to Chrome Settings, click on the Advanced section, go to the Accessibility section, then turn on Live Caption.


You can also have a read of the Info Session Powerpoint here

We welcome applications from artists who are looking to challenge themselves and their form, explore new territory, grow their skills, diversify participation in the arts, and open up conversations with fresh perspectives and experiences. Artists and companies whose work is selected to be produced during the year are offered unparalleled support across all aspects of their production.

Projects that opt-in to be considered for Summer Nights & Residencies will be assessed internally by staff at TBRT.

Projects that opt-in to be considered for Annual Season will be assessed and programmed by an independent panel of peer assessors. The panel members change every season and are inducted by our programming team on our organisational values and Equity & Justice Action Plan.

Peers change from season to season, and the assessors aim to curate a program of works in a way that fulfils our purpose of championing independent artists, new work, and new ways of making work in consideration of the selection criteria.

For more information on how we approach the programming process at the venue, please read our Programming Policy linked here


Image credit: Much Stuff, 2023 Annual Season, photo by Sophie Minissale

Important Dates

Applications Open – Wednesday 1 May 2024
Application Info Session – Wednesday 15 May 2024
Applications Close – Thursday 1 August 2024
Application Outcomes – September 2024
Season Photoshoot – Oct/Nov 2024
Summer Nights Season – Jan – Feb 2025
Annual Season – April – November 2025

Application Working Group

May: Thurs 9 and Thurs 23
June: Thurs 6 and Thurs 20
July: Every Thursday!

Projects that fit the following criteria are eligible to apply for 2025 Programs presentation.

• You are an independent artist
• These opportunities are not for annually funded organisations
• Work that has not been presented in WA, including new local and international plays and timely reinterpretations of current and classic texts
• Works that have obtained or sought rights (for existing scripts only)
• If programmed, show teams must become Members of TBRT

If you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s 2024 Season, please don’t hesitate to contact our Programming team at apply@blueroom.org.au or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.