Welcome to the Centre for Theatre and Performance

Our Theatre and Performance program enjoys a reputation as one of the most outstanding and comprehensive courses of its kind in any Australian university. The degrees offered by CTP explore theatre and performance in theory and practice, balancing performance opportunities with a challenging academic program. We have two strands, one aims to create theatre-makers and the other explores different historical and contemporary performance traditions and practices. In both we focus on the study of the past, present and future of the performance.

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News Archive…


  • Governments are busily rezoning our cities for high-rise apartments. But there is another, overlooked dimension to the redevelopment. Much of it is on industrial land: pockets of old factories and workshops, portrayed as decrepit and in need of renewal. Our new project documents enterprises that actually use urban industrial lands. It’s a story of surprising and largely hidden vibrancy at the interface between creative industries and small manufacturing ... Read more
  • Are you thinking about doing your Honours with Monash Arts in 2018? Information sessions for will be held this September and October at our Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Please see the listing below for session details. School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics English as an International Language, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Studies Clayton: Wed 13… Read more
  • Sometimes dubbed the ‘black Ned Kelly', Jandamarra of the Bunuba nation is an iconic figure in the history of Australian Indigenous armed resistance to colonial invasion, and while Indigenous Australians have always shared stories of both Jandamarra's resistance and of other key Indigenous people, such as Yagan of the Whadjuk Noongar and Pemulwuy of the Bidjigal people, the wider Australian public… Read more
  • The Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance (CTP) has great opportunities for students to further their professional practice, with both its ongoing Malthouse Theatre partnership (including internships, the commissioning of new works for student performance, and lively public lectures); and with a new major donation from Pratt Foundation to foster new Australian musical theatre. Head… Read more
  • Theatre-maker and Director of Monash’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, Associate Professor Jane Montgomery-Griffiths, has won best actor in the prestigious Green Room Awards 2017 (27 March) for her performance in the Pulitzer prize winning play, Wit. Now in their 34th year, the Green Room Awards are Melbourne's premier performing arts industry awards and recognise excellence and innovation… Read more
  • Monash academic and researcher Associate Professor Jane Griffiths has been nominated as best actor in the 2017 Green Room Awards for her performance in Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning play, ‘Wit'. The production played to sell-out audiences, rave reviews, and made the pick of all major Melbourne theatre critics in their yearly round-ups. Most importantly, it… Read more