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4 Sep 2022 to 23 Oct 2022
15 Sep 2022 to 24 Sep 2022
18 Sep 2022 to 1 Oct 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022 to Saturday, September 24, 2022
Bridge Street Theatre (Phoenix Theatre)
24 Bridge Street
Coniston NSW 2500
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Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2022

Short+Sweet Illawarra returns for its fourth and biggest season of bite-sized theatre to-date after its never-say-die sellout season in 2021 - a season not even COVID could deter.

2022 will see our Short+Sweet's "boutique" festival expand to three weeks, including its first Theatre Gala Finals series, the return of the Short+Sweet Cabaret and Comedy Showcase and of course our Illawarra Film Festival. 

Our Theatre aseason and Cabaret/Comedy showcase will return to the Bridge Street Theatre, while our Film Festival will be held at the iTec in Coniston.


Week 1 | 1st to 4th September
Week 2 | 8th to 11th September
Week 3 | 15th to 18th September
GALA FINALS | 23rd and 24th September

7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays


Adult $25, Student Concession $20

Tickets Opening Soon

If you have any questions please contact Executive Producer Luke Berman - luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

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Short+Sweet Illawarra Team


    Luke Berman | Executive Producer, Festival Director | luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

    Tom Peach | Illawarra Literary Manager | literary@blackboxtheatre.org


    Harry Burns | Theatre Stage Manager 

    Nick Lewis | Festival Lighting Designer 


    Mark Cleary | Artistic Director, Short+Sweet International

    Alex Broun | International Literary Manager