Arena in the time of Corona

This year has brought an unprecedented set of challenges never before seen for the arts sector. The prospect of social isolation is not conducive to theatre making or performing and…


Callout for Local Artists

In 2019 Arena Theatre Company piloted a new initiative in Bendigo to incubate the creation of new performance works for children and young people. Some of the most highly regarded…

Arena Board

Announcement from the Arena Theatre Company Board

The Board of Arena Theatre Company wishes to announce that Liz Grainger has stepped down as Chair of the Board after two years, having served as an Arena Director since…

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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.


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…


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…