Ballarat National Theatre

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing some wonderful plays until you can enjoy them in person.

We had anticipated offering you the following plays earlier in the year but are now pausing production until we can return to you on stage.

The pending shows for later in the season are:


by Angela Betzien

Directed by Deanne Joosten

A gothic fairy-tale for young people. Three lost children discover an abandoned orphanage in the bush and learn a history of Australia through the spirits of children who have lived there, from convict times, through to World War Two, the Stolen Generation and beyond.
An evocative play which explores history, reconciliation and the power of storytelling, Children of the Black Skirt has toured widely through schools and is a classroom favourite with teachers and students alike.


by Jonathan Biggins

Directed by Christine Holmes

A bang-up-to-the-moment barbecue-stopper of a comedy with real Aussie flavour, Australia Day follows this mob of bumbling bureaucratic battlers as they squabble about every detail of the national day. Never mind wrangling the Nippers, the Lions and the CWA, these unhappy little Vegemites are at loggerheads just deciding which type of bread’s appropriate for a “dinky-di” sausage sizzle.