Home >> Festivals >> SHORT+SWEET THEATRE BRISBANE 2016
11 Jan 2017 to 19 Mar 2017
3 Feb 2017 to 10 Mar 2017
13 Feb 2017 to 19 Mar 2017
Thursday, July 14, 2016 to Saturday, July 23, 2016
Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street
New Farm QLD 4005
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A lot can happen in ten minutes... and we're here to prove it!

The biggest little play festival is back at Brisbane Powerhouse, feeding short attention spans with bite-sized theatre and shot glass cabaret! As the sushi train of the performance world, Short+Sweet serves you more than 30 new performance works by local artists – each one deliciously different from the next.

See up to ten plays or seven cabaret acts at once, then vote for your favourite to send them through to the Gala Finals. You don’t need a big appetite to sample everything on the menu – we’re here to keep it Short+Sweet.


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DUE: No later than 4 days before your performance

All registered festival artists (writers, directors, and performers whose work is being presented at the festival) are entitled to reserve ONE complimentary ticket to their own performance strand. This can be used by themselves or by a friend. Please note that directors are also entitled to house seats (for details, please see artist... read more

DUE: Mon 27 June

We will be holding an optional poster competition! You are encouraged to create an A4 poster design for your show. These will be displayed online, at the venues and potentially in the program.
Posters should be portrait, A4 in design, and must include the title of the play, writer credit (if applicable), venue logo, website, and Short+Sweet logo... read more

DUE: Monday 30 May
Once you have confirmed your full team, please let us know. We will require each person’s email address and mobile phone number in case we need to contact them.
It is important that we have a record of each person on your team to make sure they receive access to backstage and a complimentary ticket. This applies to performers or creatives that are directly... read more

DUE for Bris Shows: Mon 26 June
DUE for GC Shows: Mon 18 July

This form is to help us coordinate resources so that we can best support the requirements of your work. Please answer all of the questions to the best of your knowledge BEFORE your production meeting. We will then discuss anything that needs more detail as a part of the meeting. If you are unsure about anything or don't... read more

DUE: Mon 30 May

We will be producing program booklets for free distribution before the festival opens. In order to make this work, we will need your program details quite early on.
This includes: play title, writer credit, director credit, company name (if applicable to ITCs), cast list, and a short 2-sentence blurb (max 50 words). We may have some or all of these details already... read more

Registrations Close April 10.

To register as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company), we want you to sell us on your idea. What makes it unique? And why is your team perfectly suited? 

In your registration, we ask that you include a script or concept – this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available yet. You can also optionally include one piece of... read more

If you are selected as a director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts and a lineup of amazing actors to choose from. With our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience, in an iconic Brisbane venue.

Registrations close April 10. Directors will then be selected by mid-... read more