About UHT

Union House Theatre (UHT) is the hub for co-curricular student theatre at the University of Melbourne. We program performances, masterclasses and events giving students a taste of professional practice. We have been nurturing student playwrights, directors, performers and technicians since 1969! Union House Theatre is staffed by industry professionals who can advise and assist you in all aspects related to performance and production.

For further information download:

PDF Union House Theatre 2022 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2021 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2020 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2019 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2018 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2017 Annual Report

PDF Union House Theatre 2016 Annual Report


Xanthe Beesley – Artistic Director/Theatre Coordinator

Xanthe’s role is to provide support and guidance for students embarking on performance projects. Whether you are seeking particular advice on a project, wanting a sounding board for an idea, looking for career guidance, or need help in solving a problem, Xanthe can help! Come in and discuss ideas, pitch a project or show her your script! Xanthe also directs the UHT shows, runs workshops and mentors students in theatre-making, producing and more!
e: artistic(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83446961

Connor Ross – Production Coordinator

Connor can help you out with all the backstage aspects of a theatre production. He is the one to see for a run down of the responsibilities of key production roles and can show you how to create an effective and realistic production schedule that will bring together all the technical elements required to make your show a success!
e: production(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83444839

Clynton Jones – Head Technician

Clynton is here to provide help and advice on all the technical aspects of theatre. Whether you need to make a snowstorm on stage, recreate the “brown” note or just want to know what a gobo is, Clynton is a one stop shop. You can also see him if you need to hire lighting, sound or staging equipment.
e: technician(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83443624

Allen Laverty – Stage Carpenter/Mechanist

Whether you have a dream and no idea how to make it, or you are building a theatre set and it isn’t quite working out how you’d hoped, our Stage Carpenter can do everything except build it for you!
e: carpenter(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83443624

Simran Giria – Marketing and Development Officer 

Simran is the one to see when you want to sign up for workshops, book a rehearsal room or start your own theatre group. She manages the website, Facebook and Instagram, as well as being the boss of Union House Theatre's weekly theatre enews ‘Followspot’. Come chat to Simran about how to promote your production and how to grow your Student Theatre Group!
e: uht(at)union.unimelb.edu.au | p: 83446975