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10 May 2024 to 16 Jun 2024
1 Jun 2024 to 3 Aug 2024
6 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to Saturday, April 10, 2021
Subiaco Arts Centre
180 Hamersley Rd
Perth WA 6008
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Short+Sweet Perth 2021

Finally!  In  2021  the world's biggest little festival will hit the stage in Perth, Western Australia.   Not before time, Perth is going to unleash its immense talent, 10 minutes at a time! 

As an open access theatre festival, Short+Sweet Perth is bringing together a broad range of artists.  Professional performing artists will work alongside talented enthusiasts, as well as artists with experience and expertise in other artforms trying their hand at theatre.  And most importantly, it brings new audiences into the theatre as friends and family members of participants attend performances.  

Short+Sweet Perth will be at once local and international.  Plays have been submitted from all over the world, and the festival director has shortlisted approximately half of the festival’s content from local writers, and half from interstate and overseas.  Most actors and directors who participate will be from Perth and regional Western Australia, but everyone who can get here is welcome.

Short+Sweet Perth is presented in proud partnership with the Perth Theatre Trust, and will premier in 2021 at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.  Be part of it!



Wednesday 10 March - Saturday 27 March 2021, at the Subiaco Arts Centre.  Each production will perform with others for one week of that period, or for two matinee performances on weekends, as follows:

Week 1:  10-13 March (7:30pm)
Week 2: 17-20 March (7:30pm)
Weekend 1:  20-21 March (Matinee - 3pm)
Week 3:  24-27 March (7:30pm)


The top 10 productions which are selected for the finals by the audience vote and judges will also perform on 8, 9 & 10 April (7:30pm)


Short+Sweet Perth updates will be available on our Facebook page - @ShortandSweetPerth - please follow us.

Writers: please submit your script(s) by the end of Friday 1 December 2020 by clicking on 'Submit a Script' toward the top of this page. [Now closed]

Directors: register your interest by the end of Friday 1 December (go to 'Festival Submissions' above). [Now closed]

Independent Theatre Companies (ITC): register your interest and script by the end of Friday 8 December (go to 'Festival Submissions' above). [Now closed]

Actors: attend the audition on the weekend of 12-13 December.  Please register for audition by the end of 9 December (go to 'Festival Submissions' above). [Now closed]

Volunteers: always welcome! If you are interested in publicity and marketing, front of house, or backstage aspects of the Festival please contact the festival director (details below)!  

Note for actors / directors and ITCs:  there is a limit of involvement of two plays per person (e.g. you could act in two plays; direct one and act in one; or direct two) 


If you need assistance with your submission or have any general queries please do not hesitate to contact festival director, Michael Wood, at michael.wood@shortandsweet.org


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Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Perth 2021!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as an actor after audition, you will be contacted by the director of one of the plays you have been selected for.

Before registering, please check the key festival... read more

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Perth 2021!

Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) may pitch their ten minute performance using this form.  You don't have to be an established organisation - even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us.  This form allows you to tell us what you want to do, and we'll use the information you provide... read more

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Perth 2021!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic first timers. Everyone will be given consideration. You'll be asked to submit a cv and / or any other relevant information.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting... read more