Our annual April – December Season is the cornerstone of The Blue Room Theatre’s artistic program. Each year, it sees independent new works offered unparalleled support from conception to presentation in our two black box theatre spaces. Our Annual Seasons are diverse in form, content, genre, artists and practice.

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, comment on contemporary life, push boundaries and offer new experiences. Artists and companies whose work is selected to be produced during the season are offered unparalleled support across all aspects of their production.

The Annual Season is programmed through a rotating independent panel of peer assessors chosen by The Blue Room Theatre. 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

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Join us for our info session all about how to apply for shows at The Blue Room Theatre on 1 June – details here, free entry but RSVP is essential!

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Important Dates

Applications Open – Summer Nights – Wednesday 31 May 2023
Applications Info Session – Thursday 1 June 2023
Applications Close – Summer Nights – Tuesday 4 July 2023
Applications Open – Annual Season – Wednesday 12 July 2023
Applications Open – Annual Season – Wednesday 12 July 2023
Applications Close – Annual Season – Tuesday 23 August 2023

Projects that fit the following criteria are eligible to apply for Annual Season presentation. These are a guide only and made change for 2024 applications.

– Works between 50 – 120 minutes in duration
– Works that create opportunities for professional development
– Independent productions by project-based producers, companies and artists rather than annually funded or commercial organisations
– Theatre, dance or performance work
– Works by emerging and established professional artists with a range of backgrounds and experience
– 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 you have any questions about The Blue Room Theatre’s Annual Season, please don’t hesitate to contact our Programming team at apply@blueroom.org.au or call the office on (08) 9227 7005.