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Our Mission

Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful Theatre, Dance, Cabaret, and Song Festivals around the world. We provide audiences with exciting and contemporary works that challenge and entertain. Short+Sweet’s mission is to build theatre-going audiences around the world.

Beginning as a small festival of 10 minute plays in Sydney, Australia, we have grown into a global organisation. Short+Sweet has made a huge impact on the Australian theatre scene through developing new, original work with emerging artists and providing a platform for established artists to showcase their talents.

Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time!

Short+Sweet has three aims to

  • DEVELOP the artistry and craft of acting, directing, writing, dancing, choreography, singing and many other forms of theatre-making.
    We create a fun and professional workplace with high levels of administrative and technical support. Our artists learn from each other, and from experienced theatre professionals. We facilitate a supportive environment for theatre practitioners to network and to find support for their future.
  • SHOWCASE ten-minute performances. To create a platform for artists' telling stories.
    We provide the space for theatre practitioners to showcase their performance skills to new audiences and industry professionals. Our artists have a safe place to tell stories in their chosen field.
  • CREATE EXCELLENCE. To stimulate and entertain audiences with 10 minute works
    We believe short form theatre can move audiences as effectively as long form. All Short+Sweet seasons consist of high-quality 10 minute pieces. We achieve this through a vigorous, merit-based process, employing an open call for material, auditions, and artist interviews.