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Photo: UHT’s The Lonely Crowd, by Nam Nguyen

Student Theatre Group Affiliation

Student Theatre Groups are groups of students who produce and perform their own shows, across many different types of performance from theatre, to dance and music. There are over 20 affiliated Student Theatre Groups – you can find one you like, or even start your own. Student theatre is co-curricular so it doesn’t matter what you are studying – anyone can participate in a wide variety of roles the groups have on offer.


Affiliation is FREE and affiliated theatre groups are entitled to the following services:

– Priority access to rehearsal spaces

– You can apply for University of Melbourne Theatre Board grants

– You can apply for Creative Arts Committee grants

– You can hire the Guild Theatre and the Union Theatre at a subsidised student rate

– As a venue hirer you will have access to technical, design, artistic and marketing support


To become an affiliated theatre group you need to submit the following:

1. Office Bearer details and photos of student cards. All three office bearers must be current Melbourne University students. A student cannot be an Office Bearer in more than one theatre group.

2. A copy of the group’s Membership list. The group must consist of at least 10 Melbourne University students. The Office Bearers cannot be included in the membership list.

3. The group’s Constitution (a Model Constitution is provided in the form) adopted by the Office Bearers.

4. A bank statement from an account in the theatre group’s name. The account must have a minimum balance of $25.00 (can be attached to the form or emailed to uht@union.unimelb.edu.au)


Please note:

a. Affiliation is current until December 31st of each year.

b. You must re-affiliate each year in order to continue to receive subsidised venue hire, grants and prioritised use of rehearsal spaces.

c. You can become an affiliated Student Theatre Group at any time during the year.

d. Existing groups must affiliate by Week 3, after that you won’t be able to book rooms with your Student Theatre Group status until you have re-affiliated.


Please contact Erin Adams on 8344 6975 or uht@union.unimelb.edu.au if you have any questions.

Online Affiliation Form

Please note: this form cannot be saved so you need to have all your information ready to go.