Tastings is an explosive showcase of ORIGINAL SHORT WORKS and works in development that has been run by the UMSU Creative Arts Office for over a decade.

In 2018, we present to you ELEVEN projects by emerging artists from our student community, developed with the aid of a mentorship from a bevvy of brilliant industry professionals.

This eclectic program includes a variety of performance styles and storytelling mediums. Each of these works are wholly unique, explore a diverse range of themes and are made by artists who are overflowing with potential.

Check out the TASTINGS 18 Program

Not only will we be serving up eleven original performances, but to celebrate our Opening Night we are launching a one- night only pop-up gallery in the Guild Foyer – We call this the TASTINGS TAKEOVER! From 5pm on Wednesday 22nd come on down to the Guild Foyer to sample a delicious selection of visual artworks!

Catering will be provided and there will be an open bar from 5pm – 7:30pm.


Alexandra Burns

Alice Wheaton

Alston Chu

Amelia Reeves

Amelia Saward

James Macaronas

Rachel Morley

Rachel Shrives

Rebecca Fowler

Zoe Steiner


We accept the companion card. Present your Companion Card when collecting your ticket from the box office and a second ticket will be issued for your companion at no charge.

For further accessible information, including wheelchair and Auslan booking information please contact: arts@union.unimelb.edu.au

Further info about how to get to the Guild Theatre can be found here:

Parking & Maps


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge their elders past and present, and pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We would also like to acknowledge that this is stolen land and the sovereignty over this land was never ceded.