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Ballarat National Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust and Ruin

Dust and Ruin

It is February 2029 and the world is on the brink of crisis. Water is scarce, the first nuke has been launched and each week, somewhere in the world natural disasters are occurring – brought on by global warming. A group of families have been pooling their resources, slowly building a bunker on some remote bushland to protect them all. To survive. The eight families decide to spend a week in the bunker “just in case”. They drop the kids off first, because there have been riots in the nearby town (an hour's drive away) and they need to get supplies for the week ahead. But the parents do not return … not after two hours, nor three, nor four … What’s happening outside the bunker? How long do they stay?

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Monologue Karaoke

Monologue Karaoke

It's like karaoke, but for theatre!
Join us the third Wednesday of every month at Volta from 7pm.
Got an audition piece you want to keep fresh? Want to perform but don't have time for a full season of rehearsals? Want to meet other members of your theatre community?
All performance levels are welcome.
Learn something by heart or read from your phone.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country

We are located in Ballarat, where the Traditional Custodians of the land are the Wadawurrung people. The Wadawurrung are part of the Kulin Nation, the longest living and continuous culture on our planet. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give our deepest respect to Australia’s First Nations Peoples, their histories, their stories, their resilience, their connection to culture and land. We gladly pay our respects to the wisdom of their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty of this land was never ceded.

Visit https://www.wadawurrung.org.au for more information.

Background artwork by local artist Tarni Jarvis – Kurrong Kalat https://kurrongkalat.myshopify.com The artwork combines traditional symbolism, modern colour and influences. It was inspired by the local mountain ranges that surround the Central Highlands region. The curve symbol is similar to traditional symbols and is used in this work to symbolise mountain ranges. The colours and dots are modern influences on the artwork.
2023 Season Submissions

2023 Season Submissions

Submissions to direct for the 2023 season are now open and will close on November 1

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Persuasion

Persuasion

Podcast fans – you asked for it and now we're making it - a dramatic reading of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion!

The director of our Webby Award Honouree podcast Pride and Prejudice is excited to bring you BNT’s next podcast.

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BNT Merchandise is Here

BNT Merchandise is Here

Have a look at the new BNT merchandise on Red Bubble.

Purchases support Ballarat National Theatre with a percentage of the purchase price going to the organisation.

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COVIDSafe Information

BNT and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event.

Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the venue's conditions of entry, including all relevant COVID-19 protocols.
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