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22 Jan 2021 to 20 Mar 2021
10 Mar 2021 to 10 Apr 2021
10 May 2021 to 22 Aug 2021
Thursday, February 7, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Short+Sweet Theatre (@Tom Mann)
136 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

The biggest little play festival in the world is now entering its 18th year in its hometown of Sydney. We will be returning once again with a smorgasbord of 10 minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with hundreds of talented actors, writers and directors showing off their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre.

The 2019 Short+Sweet Sydney Top-80 and Wild Card seasons will be held at the Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers Street Surrey Hills.



| 7:30pm Saturday 7th April & 6:00pm Sunday 8th April
WILDCARD FINALS | 3:30pm Saturday 7th April and 2:3pm Sunday 8th April
PEOPLES CHOICE SHOWCASE | 7:30pm Thursday 4th April & 7:30pm Friday 5th April

GALA FINALS | 7:30pm Saturday April 27th & 6pm Sunday 28th April 

WEEK 1 | 7 - 10 February (Wildcards 9-10 Feb)
WEEK 2 | 14 - 17 February (Wildcards 16-17 Feb) 
WEEK 3 | 21 - 24 February (Wildcards 23-24 Feb)
WEEK 4 | 28 February - 3 March (Wildcards (2-3 Mar)
WEEK 5 | 7 - 10 March (Wildcards 9-10 Mar)
WEEK 6 | 14 - 17 March (Wildcards 16-17 Mar)
WEEK 7 | 21 - 24 March (Wildcards 23-24 Mar)
WEEK 8 | 28 - 31 March (Wildcards 30-31 Mar)

For a full listing of our plays in each week (Top 80 and Wildcards), see the weekly sub-menus below.

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Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

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... read more

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic amateurs. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting your script in due course. Before registering, please check the... read more



    Submissions have remained open throughout 2020 and will close for the Sydney 2021 Festival on March 13! Please submit your 10 minute play here to be consdiered for Short+Sweet Sydney 2021. 

    An Independent Theatre Company is simply a group of people who have already chosen and cast their 10 minute play and have a director attached. You do not have to be a professional theatrical organisation. A group of friends that want to present a work together is great! Please submit your ITC application here!


    Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors. Short+Sweet is the perfect opportunity for actors, writers or anyone to try directing for the first time. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

    To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet Sydney, please register here.

    Successful directors will be notified by March 20 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by no later than March 27. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

    Directors cannot act in their own play unless they enter the production as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company) which is where the play, Director and cast are all already attached and submit directly to the Festival Director. Places for ITC's are limited in the festival. Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.


    Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monologue and attend our open auditions on the weekend of April 10/11 (VENUE TBC)  You can register here .