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3 Sep 2017 to 20 May 2018
15 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017
20 Sep 2017 to 12 May 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 to Sunday, March 25, 2018
Short+Sweet Theatre (@Tom Mann)
136 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
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Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

The biggest little play festival in the world is back for its 17th year in Sydney! Featuring 160 plays across 8 massive weeks, with 2 exciting new programmes every week, Short+Sweet 2018 is now open for registrations!

Writers, Directors, Actors, and Independent Theatre Companies are encouraged to register now! Simply check on Festival Submissions and complete the appropriate form. 

A lot happens in 10 minutes - This is your chance to prove what you can do!



  • 17 Sept: Script Submissions Close
  • 24 Sept: Director + ITC Registrations Close
  • 19 Oct: Actor Registrations Close
  • 21 Oct: Compulsory Director + ITC Info Session
  • 21, 28 Oct and 4 Nov: Auditions
  • 10 Jan - 4 Mar: Main Season
  • 13 Mar - 25 Mar: Finals Series


WHY BE A PART OF SHORT+SWEET?                                                               

Develop skills, practice craft, explore an idea, or play around with something small on the side. Short+Sweet is an ideal opportunity to dapple in the arts, develop a new wrk, explore your hidden talent, or harness your skills. It is a space to put yourself and your work on the festival stage with no personal financial risk. Short+Sweet brings together a melting pot of professional, emerging and recreational artisits all in the one place. We encourage you to work with new people, or try something you haven't done before. We're all here for different reasons, but at the end of the day it's all just about one thing - ten minutes and a stage.

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Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic amateurs. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as a director, you will be sent all the relevant information regarding selecting your script in due course. Before registering, please check the... read more

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018!

Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) may pitch their ten minute performance using this form. You don't have to be an established organisation - even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us. This form allows you to tell us what you want to do, and we'll use the information you... read more

Our Team

  1. Festival Director: Pete Malicki - [email protected]

    Festival Coordinator: Katrina Ortolan - [email protected]

    Want to find out more? Want to join the team? Get in touch today!