Membership

The VDL membership, which includes individuals, theatre companies, schools and play reading groups across Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate, shares a common love of theatre.

There are many benefits to being a member of the VDL, not the least of which is the opportunity to stay connected with fellow theatre lovers through the Annual Awards Night and participation in other VDL events. Your work, whether that be a performance or a script, can be peer reviewed. The VDL also offers advertising opportunities for its members to showcase their productions and their auditions. Further support is offered through a comprehensive set of resources, including a library of scripts available for hire and a directory of useful links for members.

Becoming a member of the VDL does come with some expectations regarding the way you behave towards others in our theatrical community. For company members in particular, this includes meeting legal and social obligations around matters such as bullying, harassment, working with children and sexual assault, amongst others. We encourage company members to read the VDL’s policy on Company Member Expectations and to develop your own policy and procedures in order to best serve your own members.

Classes of Membership

All classes of membership are for a 12 month period (1 January – 31 December)

  • Vote at AGM and Special meetings
  • Hire from the library
  • Submit Audition notices
  • Submit ‘What’s On’ notices
  • Request a performance review (Vic. Group or School only)
  • Enter the Annual VDL Awards (Vic. Group only)
  • Access to VDL resources
  • Receive monthly ‘Follow Spot’ newsletter via email

In some instances, a pro-rata rate is available.

Classes of membership are as follows:

  • Individual (adult) – $60 p.a.
    Individual members can hire single copies of plays. Member Only website access to Reviews. Voting Rights.
  • Play reading – $80 p.a.
    Play reading members can hire single copies of plays and sets of plays for play reading for a limited time (not for performance). Member Only website access to Reviews. Voting Rights.
  • Group or school (interstate) – $145 p.a.
    Group or school members from interstate can hire single copies of plays and sets of plays for performance. Member Only website access to Reviews. List your Auditions and What’s On. Voting Rights.
  • Group or school (Victorian) – $170 p.a.
    Group or school members from Victoria can hire single copies of plays and sets of plays for performance. List your Auditions and What’s On. Member Only website access to Reviews. Awards Entry (Vic. Theatre Groups only). Voting Rights.

Purchasing a membership

Memberships can be purchased from our online store. Memberships for the following year are available from early December.