Venue Playbox Theatre
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Address 55 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Notes Opened 3 June 1969, closed due to a fire on 7th February 1984. Site no longer in use. Named Playbox Theatre between 1977 and 1984. Playbox moved to CUB Malthouse, Southbank (1984 - 2006), renamed Malthouse Theatre (2006 - ).
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Latitude | Longitude -37.814722 | 144.971491
Events

Playbox Theatre Company

Hoopla Theatre Foundation

Australia Council for the Arts

The Victorian Ministry for the Arts

Aztec Services Pty Ltd

Marionette Theatre of Australia

The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

Australian National University

Everyman's Theatre Collective

Harry M. Miller Attractions Pty Ltd

Rainbow Management

St Martins Youth Arts Centre

Victorian State Government

Westpac Banking Corporation

A Contemporary Theatre

Arts Victoria

Australian National Playwrights Conference

Australian Nouveau Theatre

Clown Theatre

Eric Dare

Festival of Perth

Harry M. Miller

J. C. Williamson Productions Ltd

J. C. Williamson Theatres Limited

L. O. Sloan

Melbourne Theatre Company

Moomba Festival

New South Wales Government

Nimrod

Nimrod Theatre Company

Northside Theatre Company

Parachute Productions

Phillip Productions Pty Limited

Royal Shakespeare Company

San Francisco Archives for the Performing Arts

Seymour Centre for the Performing Arts

State Theatre Company of South Australia

Street Talk Productions

Tasmanian Puppet and Marionette Theatre

The Australian Council for the Arts

The Australian Stage Company

The Fukien Puppet Theatre of China

The Myer Foundation

The University of Melbourne

Theatre Oko

Theatreworks

Victorian Arts Centre Trust

Victorian Arts Council

Victorian College of the Arts, School of Drama

West Community Theatre Company

Williamson-Edgley Theatres Limited

Robert Gebert - Lighting Designer, Lighting Operator, Stage Manager

Malcolm Robertson - Actor, Director

Sandra Matlock - Stage Manager, Designer, Costume Co-ordinator, Production Manager

Murray Copland - Playwright, Director, Designer, Adaptor

William Gluth - Director, Actor, Composer

Peter Corrigan - Designer

Carrillo Gantner - Director, Actor, Executive Producer

Roger Pulvers - Director, Translator, Playwright, Lyricist

Yvonne Hockey - Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer

Jennie Tate - Set and/or Property Maker, Designer, Scenic Artist

John Beckett - Set Designer, Designer, Lighting Designer, Set and/or Property Maker

Graeme Blundell - Actor, Director

Rex Cramphorn - Director

William Zappa - Actor, Designer, Director

Robin Cuming - Actor

Barry Dickins - Playwright, Director

Eamon D'Arcy - Designer

John Wood - Actor

Roy Baldwin - Actor

David Cameron - Set Designer, Actor, Director

Margaret Cameron - Actor, Assistant Director

Kirsty Child - Actor

Lindy Davies - Actor, Assistant Director

Gary Files - Actor

Monica Maughan - Actor

Joseph Spano - Actor

Howard Stanley - Actor, Stage Manager

Jillian Archer - Actor, Assistant Stage Manager

Suzanne Baron - Actor, Assistant Stage Manager

Nancy Black - Actor

Ron Challinor - Devisor, Actor, Performer

Cliff Ellen - Actor

Robert Essex - Actor

Brian Holmes - Stage Manager, Set and/or Property Maker

Alan Knoepfler - Actor

Maggie Millar - Actor

Mark Minchinton - Actor

Sean Myers - Actor, Playwright

John O'May - Actor, Playwright

Peter Paulsen - Actor

Wendy Robertson - Costume Co-ordinator, Actor, Choreographer

Gary Samolin - Actor

Charles Bud Tingwell - Actor, Director

Richard Bradshaw - Director, Set and/or Property Maker, Puppeteer, Devisor, Playwright, Designer

Ken Campbell-Dobbie - Director

Robert Chuter - Actor, Costume Assistant, Director, Producer, Devisor

Doreen Clarke - Playwright

Peter Cummins - Actor

Larry Eastwood - Designer

Gilly Fraser - Playwright

Jan Friedl - Actor

Caroline Gillmer - Actor

David Kendall - Actor, Director

Karl Kish - Stage Manager, Designer

Evelyn Krape - Actor

Tony Mack - Actor

Richard Mackay-Sollay - Stage Manager, Lighting Operator

David Mamet - Playwright

Ted Neilsen - Playwright

Gerda Nicolson - Actor

Geraldine Nixon - Costume Designer, Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Frederick Parslow - Actor

Betty Pounder - Choreographer, Director, Assistant Director

Sam Shepard - Playwright

Red Symons - Musical Director, Guitarist

Karen Trott - Scenic Artist, Designer

Tracy Watt - Designer

Ross Williams - Actor

Peter Adams - Actor

David Allen - Playwright

John Arnold - Actor

Axel Bartz - Designer

John Bell - Director

Robert Bell - Actor

John Black - Actor

Ron Blair - Playwright

Maggie Blinco - Actor

Shane Bourne - Actor

Rupert Burns - Accompanist, Actor

Kim Carpenter - Costume Designer, Set Designer, Designer

Barry Conyngham - Composer

Sue Dance - Designer

Jim Danton - Actor

Michael Duffield - Actor

Ron Edwards - Playwright

Euripides - Playwright

Stewart Faichney - Actor

Kimlarn Frecker - Actor

Anna French - Costume Designer, Designer

Athol Fugard - Playwright

Anna Gilford - Actor

Garry Ginivan - Writer, Playwright, Director

Bill Glasco - Translator

Clem Gorman - Playwright

Gordon Graham - Playwright

Shirley Grange - Actor

Peter Green - Director

Shaun Gurton - Designer

Robert Hanson - Designer

Robert Harrison - Actor

Cheryl Heazlewood - Choreographer, Actor

Dorothy Hewett - Playwright

Ross Hill - Puppet Maker, Set and/or Property Maker

Tessie Hill - Stage Manager

Ros Horin - Director, Actor

Sue Jones - Actor

Daniel Keene - Playwright, Actor

Bruce Kerr - Actor

Patsy King - Actor

Gary Kliger - Actor

John J.F. Lee - Playwright

Colette Mann - Devisor, Actor, Performer

Judith McGrath - Actor

Julie McGregor - Actor

Robbie McGregor - Actor

Lorraine Milne - Musical Advisor

Michael Mitchener - Writer, Director

Anna Mizza - Actor

Amanda Muggleton - Actor

Jillian Murray - Actor, Accompanist

Nano Nagle - Director, Actor

Gerry Nixon - Costume Designer

Steve Nolan - Set Designer, Costume Designer

Roger Oakley - Actor

Anne Phelan - Actor

Harold Pinter - Playwright

Richard Prins - Designer

Johnny Quinn - Actor

Scott Ramsay - Set and/or Property Maker, Director

Bill Reed - Playwright

Colin Ryan - Playwright

Stephen Schwartz - Composer, Music and Lyrics

Sean Scully - Actor

Graham Sheil - Playwright

Neil Simpson - Lighting Designer, Stage Manager

Peter Sommerfeld - Designer, Actor

Michele Stayner - Actor

August Strindberg - Playwright

David Swann - Actor

John Tasker - Director

John-Michael Tebelak - Creator, Devisor

Michel Tremblay - Playwright

Doug Tremlett - Actor, Playwright

Ross Turner - Designer

Tanya Uren - Stage Manager, Actor

John Van Burek - Translator

Walter van Nieuwkuyk - Lighting Designer, Stage Manager

Philip Vellacott - Translator

Fred Wallace - Lighting Designer

Tony Watts - Lighting Operator, Lighting Designer

Vernon Wells - Actor

Richard Wherrett - Consultant, Director

Heathcote Williams - Playwright

Stavroula - Actor

Mark Albiston - Actor

Robin Anson - Lighting Operator

Janet Ashelford - Puppet Maker

Helmut Bakaitis - Lyricist, Director

Joanne Barker - Actor

Jeremy Barlow - Composer

Ross Barnett - Actor

Christopher Barry - Sound Operator/Engineer

Jay Barton - Technical Director

Edwin Batt - Actor

Sammy Dallas Bayes - Director

Vanessa Belletty - Actor

Faye Bendrups - Composer, Musical Director

Christine Best - Stage Manager

Peter Best - Songwriter

Pat Bishop - Actor

Dacha Blahova - Playwright, Director

Julia Blake - Actor

Cherry Blaskett - Actor

Diana Blom - Composer

Betty Bobbitt - Actor

Sam Bobrick - Writer

Olive Bodill - Actor

Edward Bond - Writer

Neil Bourke - Assistant Stage Manager

Katy Bowman - Puppeteer

Gabby Brennan - Actor

Katriona Brennan - Actor

Joan Brockenshire - Actor

Robert Brockman - Actor

Ross Browning - Actor

Neil Bryant - Actor

Richard Burnett - Pianist

Christine Calcutt - Actor

Rex Callahan - Actor

Peter Canavan - Tour Manager

Carl Carmichael - Actor

Lewis Carroll - Writer

Peter Carroll - Actor

Fred Cass - Guitarist

Amber Mae Cecil - Actor

Kai Tai Chan - Director

Anne Charleston - Actor

Mary Charleston - Actor

Rodney Charls - Stage Manager

Gordon Chater - Actor

Anton Chekhov - Playwright

Chuang Chen-hua - Puppeteer

Wal Cherry - Lyricist, Director, Designer, Adaptor

Chen Ching-tang - Puppeteer

Hsutsu Chu - Puppet Maker, Puppeteer

Barbara Ciszewska - Designer

Liddy Clark - Actor

Ron Clark - Writer

Stephen Clark - Actor

Jason Clarke - Stage Manager

John Clayton - Actor

Geoffrey Clendon - Actor

Barry Collins - Playwright

David Collins - Puppet Maker

Warwick Comber - Actor

Antonio Comin - Author

Athol Compton - Actor

Syd Conabere - Actor

Patrick Cook - Designer

Malcolm C. Cooke - Producer

Burt Cooper - Actor

Karen Corbett - Actor

Raymond Cousse - Playwright

Peter Cowan - Actor

Michael Creaney - Actor

Michael Creighton - Puppeteer

Carol-Anne Croker - Actor

Mart Crowley - Playwright

Jennie Cullen - Actor

Trevor Cummings - Playwright

Stephen Cummins - Actor

Henry Cuthbertson - Actor

Maree D'Arcy - Actor

Belinda Davey - Actor

John David - Playwright

Jamie Davidson - Actor

Wendy De Waal - Actor

Peter Deane-Butcher - Musician

Robert Dein - Set Designer

Deborah Delling - Assistant Stage Manager

Barbara Dennis - Actor

John Diedrich - Actor

Terence Donovan - Actor

Terry Donovan - Actor

Gary Down - Director

Gordon Dryland - Playwright

Peter Dunn - Actor

Joy Dunstan - Actor

Christopher Durang - Playwright

Martin Dyckhoff - Actor

David Edgar - Playwright

Keith Edmundson - Lighting Designer

Maureen Edwards - Actor, Assistant Stage Manager

Roy Edwards - Assistant Stage Manager, Actor

Barry Eggington - Actor

Eric Engelbogen - Actor

Ken Evans - Scenic Artist

Raymond Everlyn - Actor

Jon Ewing - Director

Christine Farnell - Actor

Yang Feng - Puppeteer

Katherine Ferrand - Actor

Maurie Fields - Actor

Julie Findlay - Actor

James Fishburn - Director

Rodney Fisher - Director

Kate Fitzpatrick - Actor

Neil Fitzpatrick - Actor

Peter Flemingham - Actor

Peter Ford - Actor

Robert Forza - Actor

Benjamin Franklin - Actor

Susie Fraser - Director

Colin Free - Playwright

Michael Freundt - Actor, Assistant to the Director

Frank Gallacher - Actor

Patrick Gauci - Designer

Nikolaos Georgiou - Composer, Actor

Leonard Gershe - Playwright

Belinda Giblin - Actor

Colin Gibson - Stage Manager

Angela Gill - Pianist

Reg Gillam - Actor

Joe Gladwin - Puppeteer

Eve Godly - Actor

Susan Goff - Stage Manager

Rose Leiman Goldemberg - Playwright

Tottie Goldsmith - Actor

Tim Gooding - Playwright

Sandy Gore - Actor

John Grant - Keyboardist

Kirstie Grant - Actor

Simon Gray - Playwright

Diana Greentree - Actor

Trevor Griffiths - Playwright

Neil Grigg - Costume Designer

Kim Gyngell - Actor

Billie Hammerberg - Actor

Peter Hammond - Actor

Peter Handke - Playwright

Brian Hannan - Actor

Jonathan Hardy - Actor

Chris Harris - Playwright, Actor

Richard Harris - Playwright

Robin Harrison - Actor

Anne Harvey - Playwright

Peter Harvey - Lighting Designer

Frank Hatherley - Playwright

Bill Hawtin - Sound Operator/Engineer

Alexander Hay - Actor

Nancye Hayes - Choreographer

Larry Held - Actor

Helen Hemingway - Actor

Katrina Hendry - Director, Devisor

Colleen Hewett - Actor

Robert Hewett - Actor

John Heywood - Actor

Margot Hilton - Playwright

Solrun Hoass - Mask Maker

Edwin Hodgeman - Actor

Jeffrey Hodgson - Actor

Nick Holland - Actor

Peter Hosking - Actor

Rosalie Howard - Actor

Frank Howson - Adaptor

John-Michael Howson - Adaptor

Bob Hudson - Actor, Playwright

Hamish Hughes - Actor

Wendy Hughes - Actor

Tessa Humphries - Actor

Garrie Hutchinson - Director

George Huxley - Actor

Henrik Ibsen - Playwright

Alexandra Ivanoff - Musical Arranger

John Jacobs - Director

Peter Jago - Milliner

Gavin Jennings - Actor

Karyn Johnson - Actor

Louise Johnson - Designer, Production Manager

Terry Johnson - Playwright

LeRoi Jones - Playwright

Timothy Jones - Actor

Kuki Kaa - Actor

Aku Kadogo - Performer

Miriam Karlin - Actor

Paul Kathner - Designer

Jackie Kelleher - Actor

Mark Kelly - Actor

William Kelly - Designer

Cliff Kelsall - Lighting Designer

Rodney Kendall - Musical Director

Gerard Kennedy - Actor

Patricia Kennedy - Actor

Maggie Kirkpatrick - Actor

Christabel Knox - Performer

Eugenie Knox - Performer

Jasmine Knox - Performer

Arthur Kopit - Playwright

John Krummel - Actor

Wu Kuang-laing - Puppeteer

Peter Kurg - Actor

Joe Lamont - Actor

Laurie Lane - Costume Co-ordinator

John Larking - Actor

Wilfred Last - Actor

Nico Lathouris - Actor

Nicole Lecompte - Stage Manager

Kathy Leverett - Actor

Adele Lewin - Actor

Jamie Lewis - Lighting Designer

Jamieson Lewis - Lighting Designer

Hsu Li-Na - Puppeteer

Bobby Limb - Actor

John Lindsay - Actor

Charles Little - Actor

Markeeta Little Wolf - Actor

Robert Lloyd - Designer

Susanna Lobez - Actor

Tereza Loizou - Actor

Lew Luton - Actor

Cathrine Lynch - Actor

Wayne Macauley - Playwright

Peter MacDonald - Production Manager

Bev MacInnes - Stage Manager

Ernest MacIntyre - Playwright

Don Mackay - Director

Andrew MacPherson - Playwright

Gerard Maguire - Actor

Kirsten Mander - Stage Manager

Jay Mannering - Actor

Kevin Manser - Actor

Michael Manuell - Stage Manager

Sally Marsden - Designer

Marilyn Martin - Actor

Neil McColl - Actor

Jan McDonald - Playwright

Laurie McDonald - Actor

Peter McGill - Stage Manager

Graham McGuffie - Lighting Designer

Kerry McKay - Actor

Ian Mckean - Composer

Stephen McLardie - Actor

Steve Meier - Actor

Robert Meldrum - Actor

Greta Mendoza - Actor

Robert Menzies - Actor

Gus Mercurio - Actor

Eve Merriam - Playwright

Alan Messini - Actor

Gerhard Metz - Actor

Jean-Pierre Mignon - Director

Jason Miller - Playwright

Charles Mills - Musical Director, Musical Arranger

Joy Mitchell - Actor

Philip Mitchell - Set and/or Property Maker

Denis Moore - Actor

Dennis Moore - Actor

Jo-anne Moore - Actor

Mirka Mora - Designer

Michael Morley - Accompanist

Wilton Morley - Producer

Mike Morris - Director

Geraldene Morrow - Actor

Kathy Mueller - Director

Dominic Muldowney - Musical Director, Musical Arranger

Aurora Muratti - Actor, Musical Director

Karin Murphy - Actor

Bruce Myles - Actor

Ray Nardella - Actor

Sue Nattrass - Lighting Designer

Aarne Neeme - Director

Chin Neng-Tiao - Director

Kay Nichols - Puppeteer

Derek Nicholson - Lighting Designer

Raymond Nock - Executive Producer

Cheryl Noonan - Graphic Designer

John Norman - Actor

Geoffrey O'Connell - Composer

Marilyn O'Donnell - Actor

Annie O'Shannessey - Actor

Stephen Oldfield - Actor

Joe Orton - Playwright

Ross Osterlin - Actor

Gillian Owen - Director

Peter Oyston - Director

Philip Page - Actor

Kevin Palmer - Director

Nicholas Papademetriou - Actor

John Paramor - Actor

Damien Parker - Actor

Geoff Parry - Actor

Ian Partridge - Singer

Christopher Pate - Actor

Marguerite Pepper - Choreographer

Beverley Phillips - Actor

Frank Phillips - Set and/or Property Maker

Max Phipps - Actor

Lulu Pinkus - Actor

Nicki Pistikais - Actor

John Pratt - Actor

Valma Pratt - Actor

Hugo Race - Actor

Therese Radic - Playwright

Hannie Rayson - Playwright

Harry Reade - Playwright

Max Richards - Playwright

Gina Riley - Actor

Margaret Roadknight - Actor, Playwright

Ian Roberts - Stage Manager

Penny Roberts - Tour Manager

Marilyn Rodgers - Actor

Lazar Rodic - Actor

Peter Roehlen - Production Manager

Simon Rogers - Actor, Lighting Operator

Kim Royle - Puppet Designer

Bernice Rubens - Playwright

Deidre Rubenstein - Actor

Mariette Rups - Choreographer, Actor

Jan Russ - Actor

Craig Russell - Actor

Sue Russell - Designer

Anne Ryall - Vocalist

Terry Ryan - Costume Assistant

Adam Salzer - Director

Prunella Scales - Actor

Kevin Scanlon - Puppet Maker

Don Scott - Playwright

Gillian Seamer - Actor

Jenny Seedsman - Actor

David Selbourne - Playwright

Marko Semic - Actor

Anna Senior - Costume Designer

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Cate Sharp - Costume Co-ordinator

Chris Sheil - Actor

John Shortis - Composer

Trudy Simms - Actor

Rosemary Simons - Designer

James Simpson - Actor

Mary Sitarenos - Actor

Ross Skiffington - Performer, Playwright

Bernard Slade - Playwright

David Slingsby - Actor

Lenwood Sloan - Director, Creator

Graeme Smith - Actor

Debbie Sonenberg - Stage Manager

Sophocles - Playwright

George Spartels - Actor

Steve J Spears - Playwright

Fred Steele - Actor

Mark Stockly - Actor

Rosie Stone - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Tom Stoppard - Playwright

Peter Stratford - Actor

Freddie Strauks - Drummer

Lance Strauss - Actor

Katharine Sturak - Translator

Phil Sumner - Playwright

Henri Szeps - Actor

Nadia Tass - Choreographer, Actor

Rory Thomas - Musical Director

Andrew Thompson - Actor

Caroline Thompson - Composer

Robert Thompson - Actor

Phil Thomson - Actor

Frank Thring - Actor

Vern Todd - Actor

Kim Trengove - Actor

Mark Trevorrow - Actor

Mervyn Trim - Designer

Helen Tripp - Actor

Alan Tuohy - Actor

Gene Van Dam - Actor

Desire Vincent - Actor

John Vomero - Actor

Hugh Wade - Actor

Neale Warrington - Set and/or Property Maker

Lisa Waters - Actor

Nick Waters - Actor

Derek Watkins - Actor

Jack Weiner - Actor, Musical Director

Fay Weldon - Playwright

Felix Werder - Composer

Denise Wharmby - Accompanist

Anthony Wheeler - Actor

Daryl Wilkinson - Lighting Designer

Linden Wilkinson - Actor

John Willett - Lyricist

Megan Williams - Actor

Roderick Williams - Actor

Tennessee Williams - Playwright

David Williamson - Playwright

Bevan Wilson - Actor

Lanford Wilson - Playwright

Peter Wilson - Director

Rhonda Wilson - Actor

Snoo Wilson - Playwright

Arna-Marie Winchester - Actor

Fiona Wiseman - Actor

Olive Thurman Wong - Costume Designer

Judith Woodroffe - Actor

Jocelyn Woof - Composer, Musical Director

James Wright - Assistant Stage Manager

Chu Ya-lai - Puppeteer

Paul Young - Actor

Andrew Zenz - Actor

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