Short+Sweet Theatre Melbourne 2016

The biggest little play festival in the world is back in Melbourne at The Butterfly Club, featuring great new theatre and fantastic cabaret performances... Short+Sweet Melbourne 2016 is coming soon! 

A lot can happen in 10 minutes - This is your chance to prove it!

Tickets are now on sale, full program is coming soon, hurry up and make sure you don't miss out.




TOP 20 heats week 1:
20-23 DECEMBER 2016 

TOP 20 heats week2:

5-6 JANUARY 2017


7 JANUARY 2017

gala final, awards presentation:

8 JANUARY 2017.




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Short+Sweet Cabaret Melbourne 2016

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a sparkling jewel to the Short+Sweet crown!

Merging theatre and music cabaret creates an atmosphere of exploration, energy, politics, stories, characters, burlesque, songs, and silliness. Short+Sweet Cabaret is a forum where new ideas are tested, risks are taken, where the performers and audience share and intimate experience of something new, and never seen before. We will provide a stage, lighting and sound, an onstage piano and limited radio mics, the rest is up to you to bring creativity and uniquity to the stage!

Just remember it can be only 10 minutes! 


!!Hurry up buying the tickets and sharing the news with all your friends. !!



22-23 December 2016

5-6 January 2017

8 January 2017


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Pitch your entry for Short+Sweet Cabaret Canberra 2017

If you have a hankering for harmony, a love of lyricism, an earnestness for entertaining and a weakness for wit, we want to hear from you! Use this form to pitch your entry for Short+Sweet Cabaret Canberra 2017. 

Before submitting, ensure you are available in Canberra for the festival dates:

About you
please provide your mobile number
This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your cabaret experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your cabaret experience above.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
It is not essential that you have a showreel, but it will add weight to your proposed entry to the festival, and will be valuable in assessing it.
About your proposed entry
Who should we say this show has been created by in the program?
If your title isn't finalised, you may use a working title.
Please describe the performance you have in mind. Give an indication of the musical style and theme, as well as any plot line or thematic intent.
Name all other artists involved in your performance, and give an indication of their role. Please identify anyone under the age of 18 or any vulnerable persons.
You may attach one item of material to support your pitch. This form will allow a broad range of file types including photos, documents, music and video files.
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Short+Sweet Cabaret Canberra 2017

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a festival of 10 minute cabaret performances. It is part of an international family of festivals, bringing performers at all stages of their career together and showcasing the best local talent. Short+Sweet Cabaret will build on the success of Short+Sweet Theatre, which has been had a festival in Canberra annually since 2009.

The festival will run over three nights at Smith’s Alternative. There will be two heats featuring 4-6 performances. Audiences and judges will vote for their favourite performances to progress to the Gala Final on the third night.

As an open access festival, Short+Sweet Cabaret brings together a broad range of artists. Professional performing artists work alongside talented enthusiasts, and artists with more experience and expertise in other artforms. The festival is curated to showcase diversity and provide a platform for developing artists.

This broad engagement builds both social and professional networks. In past years, a number of our artists have gone on to participate in Short+Sweet and other festivals around Australia and in India, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Others have built their careers utilising the networks built at Short+Sweet Canberra.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.


Any entries received will be considered for Short+Sweet Kolkata 2017


Please read these carefully before submitting! Any entry which does not comply with the Terms And Conditions will be deemed ineligible.

For the full Terms and Conditions of submitting a script to Short+Sweet, please  Click Here.

Of particular note: NO NAMES anywhere on scripts, no docx file format.

including country/area codes
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options
Do NOT include readings or moved readings
The number of roles in your play that can be performed by either male or female actors
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

Short+Sweet Theatre Kolkata 2017

Short+Sweet Theatre festival is back!

Get ready for the second edition of the ten minute 'dramaticules' festival. This year Short+Sweet festival will be held on 7th August to 12th August 2017 at Gyan Manch.

The plays can be in either English, Hindi or Bengali. You can participate as a playwright by submitting a script or as an actor or director. You can enter as a team or an Independent Theatre Company.(ITC)

Forms for each will be soon open for registration on this website. You can Like our Facebook page "Short+Sweet Kolkata" to receive all updates.

For more information or sponsorship enquiries please contact [email protected]

Winners of Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2016

Congratulations Winners of Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2016

Audience Choice Plays for

Week 1 - Bob Gets Cast Out of Hell
Week 2 - Procrastination
Wildcards - Dead Giveaway

Best Poster - Dominique Paytone for Objectum Sexuality

Best Playwright - Allan West for Procrastination

Best Director - Kim Nathanyel Sejera for Procrastination

Best Actress - Andrea Melissa Camba for How Violet met Watson

Best Actor - Leogene Bomitivo for It Doesn't

Best Overall Production - Objectum Sexuality


Now On!

6 Dec 2016 to 4 Feb 2017
20 Dec 2016 to 8 Jan 2017
22 Dec 2016 to 8 Jan 2017

Coming Soon

13 Feb 2017 to 19 Mar 2017
20 Jan 2017 to 21 Jan 2017
11 Jan 2017 to 19 Mar 2017