It is Queensland Theatre’s vision to lead from Queensland and our mission to create collective experiences that change lives.
Queensland Theatre has a 40-year history of touring exciting and innovative production across regional Queensland and throughout Australia. This ongoing commitment has created a growth in participation and audiences, leaving an expectation that Queensland’s state theatre company will visit annually, delivering high-quality professional theatre onto regional and metropolitan stages across the country.
With keen encouragement from the Board, Queensland Theatre aims to tour two productions directly from each season into regional Queensland. Demand from audiences has already secured to the opportunity for Queensland Theatre to tour productions from the 2017, 2018 and 2019 subscription seasons to major venues across Queensland.
Queensland Theatre also aims to tour a production nationally each year to interstate capitals and regional centres across Australia. Tour development and itinerary building is undertaken in advance, with the intention of securing venue commitment as well as state and federal funding to assist with touring costs. These funds help leverage the original investment made by Queenland Theatre through it’s philanthropy, sponsor and donors’ partnerships in the creation of the production, extending the life of the production and creating employment opportunities for cast and crew.
Investigation and ongoing discussions are underway to explore potential partnerships to present productions in North America, Canada, Britain and South East Asia in 2018 and 2019.