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 How To Create Your Own Successful Independent Theatre Company: People, Programming & Profit. 

FRIDAY 25th of May /  7- 9pm / The HubStudio

A special Hub|X Event  

No matter your level of passion for theatre, bringing professional productions to life requires more than honing your artistic consciousness to choose the right scripts and best actors. To ignite stage fever and keep audience and investor enthusiasm running high you need to get savvy in management, technology, financial planning, marketing, media and more!

In this special two hour seminar, speak with Chairman Gordon Stalley (Sport for Jove),  Theatre Director and Designer, Kate Gaul (Siren Theatre Co) and Director Kerry Glasscock (Venue 505, Fringe Festival) and Victoria Wildie (Hayes Theatre Co) about what it takes to successfully start your own creative works and independent theatre company. 

Special Guests

  • Gordan Stalley, Chairman – Sport for Jove 
  • Kate Gaul, Artistic Director  – Siren Theatre Co
  • Kerri Glasscock, Director – Venue 505 and Sydney Fringe Festival Director & CEO
  • Victoria Wildie, General Manager – The Hayes Theatre Company



Special Guests







Gordon Stalley: Chairman – Sport For Jove Theatre Company

With a successful back ground in business Gordon Stalley helped establish Sport For Jove with artistic director Damien Ryan. Together they helped found one of Australia’s most celebrated and awarded Independent Theatre Companies, with a thriving summer season as their starting point Sport For Jove now conducts shows all year round as well as running a theatre in education model. Gordons significant insight into business has been an integral component of the success of Sport For Jove.





Kate Gaul : Artistic Director – Siren Theatre Company

Kate has been directing full-time since completing a one-year NIDA Director’s course in 1996 and has established herself as a distinctive and inventive director, with productions for such companies as Pinchgut Opera, Belvoir St Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Griffin Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company. Kate is Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co where her passion for text-based drama challenges artists and audiences to have bold imaginative experiences.  In 2017 Siren Theatre Co received 14 Sydney Theatre Critics nominations for The Trouble with Harry (by Lachlan Philpott) and The Ham Funeral (by Patrick White). Siren Theatre Co also presented Misterman (by Enda Walsh), Good With Maps (by Noelle Janazsewska)  and One Hander (by Thomas Campbell) in Edinburgh.






Kerri Glasscock: Founder Old 505 & Festival Director and CEO Sydney Fringe Festival

In 2004 Kerri co-founded the now legendary underground performance space 505 in Sydney alongside bassist Cameron Undy. 14 years on the company now run 2 full time professional performance spaces presenting 6 nights per week of local, interstate and international acts at Venue 505 ( in Surry Hills and a full time Independent theatre program at Old 505 Theatre ( )in Newtown. The two 505s present over 320 productions/events a year and remain entirely self-funded and artist run. A strong focus on original contemporary works, audience and sector development and quality programming has seen 505 included in a number of ‘best of lists’ and win a number of awards. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the City Recital Hall Sydney and was included in the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential and Inspiring People List in 2011.

Victoria Wildie: General Manager The Hayes Theatre 

Victoria is the General Manager at Hayes Theatre Co. Prior to joining the Hayes in 2014 she was General Manager for Ensemble Theatre from 2006 – 2010. She has also worked for Theatre Royal, Parramasala Festival, Vivid Ideas and Sydney Festival. Since joining the Hayes, she has worked on the in-house produced shows High Society, The Detective’s Handbook, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Melba A New Musical, Assassins and Darlinghurst Nights as well as managing the venue and providing guidance and support to the independent producers presenting at Hayes Theatre Co.

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