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24 Jan 2019 to 9 Mar 2019
25 Jan 2019 to 26 Jan 2019
4 Feb 2019 to 15 Apr 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019 to Monday, April 15, 2019
Short+Sweet Theatre (@Tom Mann)
136 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2019

Short+Sweet turns legal age! 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.

We are currently providing opportunities to actors, writers, directors and Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) to get involved in S+S Sydney 2019. Registrations are now open.

Register now as an Actor - deadline Fri 2 Nov
Register now as a Director - deadline Mon 15 Oct
Register now as an Independent Theatre Company (ITC) - deadline Mon 15 Oct

S+S Sydney will be held between Jan-Apr 2019 in a central Sydney venue (details to be announced soon!)



Wed Sept 19th Closing date for script entries

Wed Oct 3rd Writers notified of shortlist

Wed Oct 10th Closing date for Directors and ITCs

Mon Oct 15th Directors and ITCs selected and notified

Fri Nov 2nd Actor registrations close

Sun Nov 4th Morning: Director info session, Afternoon: Audition session 1

Sun Nov 11th Audition session 2

Sun Nov 18th Audition session 3

Sun Nov 25th New Directors Initiative Session 1 10am – 4pm

Sun Dec 1st New Directors Initiative Session 2 10am – 4pm

Mon Dec 10th Plays allocated to performance weeks

Fri Jan 18th Festival Launch Party 8pm start

Mon Feb 4th Short+Sweet Sydney Theatre 2019 begins!

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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

Our Team

  1. Festival Director: Sarah Purdue. sarah.purdue@shortandsweet.org

    Want to find out more? Want to join the team? Get in touch today!