Awards by Application

The following awards are open to all University of Melbourne students and will be presented at the Union House Theatre Awards Night on Thursday 31st October in the Union Theatre.


Robert McDonald MTC Professional Development Award

A five-week volunteer attachment at the Melbourne Theatre Company and a double subscription to all of MTC’s 2020 productions.

Closing Date: Monday 14th October, 2019
For guidelines and to apply, download:
PDF Robert McDonald Award Outline


La Mama Award for an Emerging Director or Stage / Production Manager

A directing or technical attachment at La Mama, one-on-one mentorship and a subscription to La Mama’s 2020 season.

Closing Date: Friday 18th October, 2019
For guidelines and to apply, download:
PDF La Mama Award Outline


Dancehouse and Union House Theatre Dance Award

Dancehouse membership, a place in Dancehouse’s Next Stages professional development program, 20 hours studio time and free tickets to selected shows.

Closing Date: Friday 18th October, 2019
For guidelines and to apply, download:
PDF Dancehouse Award Outline


Hannah Barry Memorial Award

$1400 towards an innovative or experimental creative project in the performing arts.

Closing Date: Monday 14th October, 2019
For guidelines, see:
PDF Hannah Barry Memorial Award guidelines
Applications need to be submitted online through SmartyGrants