Robot Song wins Helpmann Award!

Australia’s live performance industry has spoken. Arena Theatre’s heart-warming production Robot Song has taken home the trophy in its category of Best Presentation for Children and Young People at the…

Arena Theatre Company Artistic Associate Jolyon James, Robot Song

Autism and creativity

Jolyon James discusses the role of creativity in nurturing, respecting and supporting young people.

Arena Theatre Company development

Artists announced! The Bendigo Studio

The line-up for The Bendigo Studio 2019 has been announced! The high calibre of participating artists includes creative teams from Arena, Barking Gecko, ATYP and Polyglot. Independent artists Fleur Kilpatrick…

Arena Theatre Company production Robot Song

Bryce Ives on Robot Song

“Take a hanky. Prepare to laugh. There is a song about poo. There are moments of sheer humanity in a way that only great theatre can achieve.” Theatre Works Artistic…


Call-out to artists: creative development week

Calling all theatre makers in the Goldfields region! Arena Theatre Company is piloting a new initiative that will develop exciting new performance works for children and young people in Bendigo….

Arena Theatre Company Air Race Chi

World Premiere of Air Race

The great Air Race has begun! This week saw the world premiere of Arena’s latest show Air Race. Inspired by the amazing true story of the 1919 Air Race from London…

arena theatre company flock

Flock 2018

Flock is about Community! Arena’s school artist residency program Flock has just launched for 2018 at Brookside P9 College in Caroline Springs. Five artists, including artistic associate Jolyon James, will…

Arena Theatre Company production Trapper
Arena Board

Arena welcomes new board members

  The Arena Theatre Company Board is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors, Tom Wolff and Jon Anstey. Tom Wolff has lived in Bendigo since 2012 and…


So moving, so spectacular and so intimate at the same time.

Robot Song

Sunny Ray & The Magnificent Moon tours to China

  Arena’s hit musical for ages 4 – 8, Sunny Ray & the Magnificent Moon, has been selected to perform at the China International Children’s Festival in Beijing as part…