Online Directing Course

Run exclusively for The Victorian Drama League “The online directing workshop with multi-award winning director Chris Baldock, takes you through the entire directorial process from choosing the right play to opening night. Along the way you will discover the fundamentals of casting, rehearsing, dealing with actors and production personnel, creating and developing your vision, staging […]


Malvern Theatre Company is very pleased to announce that we have been successful in an Arts and Cultural grant application through the City of Stonnington. We’re inviting entries from playwrights for the SHORT-PLAY WRITING COMPETITION by 15 November 2022. The theme of the plays is an intergenerational conversation, with up to three characters (including at […]


27 & 28 August 2022Adjudicator: Natasha Boyd * AWARDS & NOMINATIONS PLAYWRIGHT AWARD* Edwin Coad – The Lollipop Man, FAMDALisa Johnson – Suppose, Frankston Theatre GroupPhillip A Mayer – No Fixed,  Here There & Everywhere DESIGN AWARD* Anglesea Performing Arts – Love, Loss & What I Wore (Set, sound, Lights, costumes)Here There & Everywhere – […]

Library update

Our regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BOOK AN APPOINTMENT SO WE ENSURE A MEMBER OF OUR LIBRARY TEAM IS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS. You can always let us know your script requirements by phone or email – 03 9663 4222; office@vdl.org.au and we […]

30th Anglesea One Act Play Festival Results

Adjudicator: Xan Colman Best Production 1st  Don’t Say Bubba – Anglesea Performing Arts                                 2nd Suppose – Frankston Theatre Group                                 3rd No Fixed – Here, There and Everywhere Theatre Co Best Original Script         Don’t Say Bubba – Fleur Murphy Best Director                   Nikki Watson – Don’t Say Bubba, Anglesea Performing Arts Adjudicator’s Award       Anglesea Performing Arts […]

Relive the 2021 VDL online Awards Night!

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VDL Awards 2022

The 2022 VDL Awards are now open for entries Please contact us immediately if your entry is opening in January or February For 2022, Only one play per member company will be accepted as we rebuild post-Covid. It can be a Comedy or a Drama

Theatre Talk – What’s ahead in theatre

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN A VDL event. A select group of professional actors will share their insights, followed by the opportunity to mingle over drinks and nibbles. Tickets available from September 1. Fully refundable if the event cannot go ahead (fingers crossed!)

67th Annual General Meeting of The VDL

held Saturday Feb 6, 2021 Minutes and President’s Report Treasurer’s Report

Awards 2021 – avoid disappointment!

Companies wanting to re-list cancelled 2020 seasons as 2021 seasons – CREATE FROM SCRATCH, DON’T JUST CHANGE THE DATES!  It is essential that you create the listing on the website from scratch at the ‘What’s On’ stage. Just changing the dates on an existing listing may be poetic but it unfortunately won’t work. Make sure […]