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Front of House Call-Out for A Date With Death

10 June 2024
We’re looking for fabulous volunteers to join the Front of House crew of our July production, A Date With Death.  Whether you already have experi...

A Date With Death Rehearsals

10 June 2024
For our July production, A Date With Death, we put together 9 short pieces with 8 directors and 16 actors, for a smorgasbord of plays and monolog...

Persuasion Trending Internationally

10 June 2024
After much anticipation, the Persuasion podcast is proving to be an instant hit, not just with our local community but also internationally. The ...

A Date With Death Tickets

21 May 2024
Tickets are now on sale for our July production, A Date With Death, offering a series of one act plays and shorts delving into a theme that tou...

BNT Volunteers at Ballarat Tweed Ride

21 May 2024
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, our members volunteered this past weekend at the Ballarat Tweed Ride, a local community event involving vint...

Auditions: Dancing at Lughnasa

11 May 2024
Audition bookings are now open for our September production of Dancing at Lughnasa directed by Mary-Rose McLaren Auditions will be Sunday 2 June. ...

2025 Season Submissions Now Open

06 May 2024
Submissions for our next season are now open! If you've been thinking of directing a show or bringing a story to life, now is the time to make a ...

Persuasion: first episodes released!

19 April 2024
From the director who brought you our Webby Award Honouree audiobook podcast production of Pride and Prejudice comes our latest Jane Austen adapt...

A Date With Death Cast Announcement

08 April 2024
After a great turn out at the auditions, we are pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of A Date With Death ...

New BNT Website

09 April 2024
Welcome to the brand new BNT Website! Graciously delivered to us by to Wayne at VirtualBean and funded by a Ballarat Connected Communities Grant...

2024 Annual General Meeting Minutes

04 March 2024
Wednesday 14 February, 2024 Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday 13 February. Before the meeting, we presented the inaugural BN...

Message from the new president

26 February 2024
I am very excited to take on the mantle of President of BNT and put my experience as a local creative and arts management professional to use in t...

2024 BNT Board

25 February 2024
The Annual General Meeting is held in February. The date, venue and time of the AGM are sent out to members at least three weeks in advance at wh...

2024 BNT Community Awards

13 February 2024
After a year of exceptional work from our community, we have established a new way of acknowledging the valued input of our members. The awards w...

Pontypool cancelled

19 January 2024
Ballarat National Theatre has made the decision, in conjunction with the director, to withdraw our April production of Pontypool due to having in...

2024 Theatre Season

01 January 2024
We’ve selected the production for our 2024 season and are now in the process of organising venues and performance rights. Some details cannot be ...

Join us for Theatre Club

20 December 2023
BNT Members are invited to watch a professional recording of an international theatre performance with our members-only Theatre Club. Want to tak...

2024 BNT Board Nominations

19 December 2023
There are even more rewarding ways to contribute to this theatre community and being on the board is one of them. Board nominations are open for ...

2024 Annual General Meeting and BNT Community Awards

18 December 2023
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on 13 February. Before the meeting, we will be presenting BNT Community Awards. Date: 13 February...

BNT Community Awards

14 December 2023
After a year of exceptional work from our community, we are establishing a new way of acknowledging the valued input of our members. The a...

2023 Victorian Drama League Awards

05 December 2023
We're proud to share Ballarat National Theatre's success at the 2023 Victorian Drama League Awards on December 3. BNT was able to submit one show...

Wyrd Sisters Winners!

20 November 2023
A wonderful and innovative contribution to the Wyrd Sisters’ props has been through 3D printing, generously created by Keen Magpie Prints. This i...

Donation from WVST

17 November 2023
BNT would like to thank our member Benj Beatty for a donation that was made for our September production of Wyrd Sisters, on behalf of Western Vi...

Board Member Change

16 November 2023
BNT board members Robyn Ashmore and Cathy Adamson have stepped down from their roles on the board.  Previous board member Megan Riedl has returned...

Ballarat Connected Communities Grant

15 November 2023
We have some exciting news regarding the successful Ballarat Connected Communities grant application for a Ballarat National Theatre (BNT) websit...

Donation from Sam Graffeo: Buxton Real Estate

06 September 2023
Thank you to BNT member Sam Graffeo who has made a donation of $200 to BNT in his capacity as a Sales Consultant at Buxton Real Estate in Ballara...

Fresh storage for rehearsal room

26 August 2023
With two productions actively rehearsing in our new space, it has been important or organise the things we've been using regularly in the room. T...

Getting crafty for Wyrd Sisters

15 August 2023
The crew (and some cast) of Wyrd Sisters have been busy during their weekly 'crafternoons'. The sessions involve all sorts of crafting of props ...

Vale Yvonne Downing

17 July 2023
Yvonne was part of Ballarat National Theatre for over 50 years. One of only two Platinum Honorary Life Members, BNT's highest Award. Brian McClel...

Season Submissions Now Open

12 July 2023
We are very excited to announce that submissions for our next season are now open! If you've been thinking of directing a show or bringing a stor...

BNT Board member change

11 May 2023
BNT board members Juliette Cavendish and Megan J Rield have had to make the choice to step down from their roles on the board. We're very grate...

BNT Awarded Significant Grant

09 May 2023
We're excited to announce we have received notice that our 2023 Season will get very welcomed support through a monetary grant from the City of B...

Setting up our new home

13 April 2023
Now we have a new home, the various bits and pieces of the company are finding their way into the space. Today, Robyn Ashmore spent time putting ...

Persuasion soundtrack in the news

03 April 2023
Our upcoming podcast of Jane Austen's Persuasion has been in the news this week with a focus on the production's soundtrack. This week's edition...

A New Home for BNT

01 April 2023
Given the date of publication, we must begin by confirming that this is NOT an April Fool's Day joke. The BNT board has moved a motion to take u...

BNT President becomes Citizen of the Year

29 January 2023
This week BNT President Liana Emmerson was named the Ballarat Citizen of the Year 2023 for her wide range of community work over the years, includ...

EOY Theatre Party

08 December 2022
We finished off a year of Monologue Karaoke with a final session at Volta with performances from Sam Graffeo, Simon Carrol, Hedley Thompson, Olivi...

Helping Hand Grant

07 December 2022
Earlier in 2022, BNT successfully applied for the Metricon Home Solutions Helping Hand Grant. The grant was promoted to sporting or any community...

2022 Victorian Drama League Awards

04 December 2022
This year we were lucky to have one of our productions eligible for entry into the VDL awards. Children of the Black Skirt missed out due to the ...