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Holden Street Theatres
Holden Street Theatres
Our Start

We strive to create work for South Australian Artists and Arts Workers by making and presenting theatrical productions of the highest calibre.

We continue to develop new strategies to create employment opportunities and support the cultural future of South Australia.

We are dedicated to the professional development and production of theatre and the support emerging companies.

We work hard to engage new and existing audiences.

We strive for cultural and artistic significance on a local, national and international scale and we are passionate about building exchange programs between Holden Street and international companies.

Holden Street Theatres has local, national and international recognition as the home of theatre during Fringe.

We support new collaborations, takes risks, produces internationally viable work and supports companies to develop high calibre productions.

The Arch was originally the All Saints Anglican Church.

This limestone and brick church was designed by Henry Stuckey in the Norman style and opened in 1850. (Bishop Augustus Short laid the foundation stone in 1849). A gallery was added in 1855 and the chancel and vestry were added in 1872.


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Our People

Martha Lott
Co-Founder / Artistic Director, Holden Street Theatres
Involved in the arts industry since she was a child, Martha has worked in Australia and the UK as an actress and as a producer. She founded the Holden Street Theatres and has built it up to be recognised world wide for its support of and excellence in theatre. Her work also extends to the devleopment of Thebarton Theatre and The Recycled Theatre Co.
Vlad Kisin
Finance Manager , Holden Street Theatres
With a background in accounting and finance Vlad has also worked with Holden Street in the production team on fringe for the last four years. Vlad's attention to detail and understanding of the blend of business and the arts helps Holden Street to continue to develop and thrive. He is also a mean basketball player and all round great guy.
Mark Capurso
Bar Manager, Holden Street Theatres
Mark has been with the organisation for many years working in ticketing, events, administration and as the bar manager for Holden Street. Also on the Thebby Lane team Mark is just brilliant! His 'outside of Holden Street life' is top secret though and we think he might be the actual James Bond..!
Elizabeth Murrie
Marketing /Administration Manager Fringe 2018, Holden Street Theatres
Liz comes to us with a Masters in Marketing and a Bachelor of Media Arts from Uni SA. She is a country girl at heart with a love of the big city. We are delighted to welcome her to the Holden Street family for Fringe 2018.
Amy Nancarrow
Marketing / Artists Liaison Fringe 2018, Holden Street Theatres
Amy is a master with tea! She is currently completing her PHD in Media focusing on social media and digital technologies to engage Arts audiences. Her first love is hot chips closely followed by dogs, probably chasing her for the chips!
Ashley Smyth
Head of Technical Fringe 2018 , Holden Street Theatres
After working with us on Scorch in 2017 Ashley is journeying all the way from Ireland to once again cheer the hoards, and light the boards. With a career boasting production management, stage management, technician and Actor, her knowledge of theatre is vast. Her calm demeanor and incredible, never ending smile, she lights up more than the stage.
Eric Morel
Technical Manager , Holden Street Theatres
Eric has looked after The Arch and The Manse for the past four years and he is an asset to our team. Nothing it too much trouble for Eric and he is loved by all the companies that come across his stage. He makes a mean crepe, and brings a little bit of savoir-faire to the Fringe.
Guy Henderson
Production Assistant Fringe 2018, Holden Street Theatres
Whilst in his last year of a double degree, a Bachelor in Media and Arts, and after treading the boards for the last few years with the Uni Theatre Guild, Guy has chosen to explore the world of production behind the scenes. A smart guy with great Hair!

Holden Street Theatres supports

Nature Foundation SA

In it's 35th year.

Click through for more information on their events and achievements.

Holden Street Theatres is a proud part of The city of Charles Sturt


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