WA Theatre Development Initiative

The Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative supports the production and performance of world class contemporary theatre in Western Australia.

The initiative encourages the development of a vibrant and sustainable Western Australian theatre sector by supporting work to be produced at the Subiaco Arts Centre which has the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.


Funding is available for projects that contribute to the development of Western Australian theatre, the engagement of Western Australian audiences and address the following objectives:

  • create employment opportunities within the Western Australian theatre sector;
  • share unique Western Australian stories or stories of particular interest and relevance to Western Australian audiences;
  • contribute to activation and audience development at Subiaco Arts Centre; and
  • have the potential to tour regionally and/or nationally.

Apply for a grant

Applications to the WA Theatre Development Initiative are now closed.

WA Theatre Development Initiative program guide.

The key dates calendar (PDF, 148Kb) has application open, closing and activity start dates.

Refer to the application manual (PDF, 424Kb) for further instructions on completing your application.

Register or login to Online Grants to apply online.

Contact a Grants and Programs Officer if you need assistance.

The information for all applicants page also has useful information and you can read about previously funded projects in funding highlights.