Help the performing arts recover

Listen up! Be entertained and enlightened with our collection of podcasts, music and audio interviews from the archives. From classical compositions by emerging artists to audio plays penned by our youngest digital storytellers, we’ve got something to inspire all audiophiles.

Featured Podcasts


Candy Bowers

Multi-Hypho | Getting comfy on the intersection with Candy B

Hosted by the multi-racial, multi-sexual and multitalented Candy Bowers, Multi-Hypho is an up close and personal podcast featuring creative folks who live, work and play on the intersection. In this series, Candy jumps into bed with authors, actors, designers, musicians, comedians, screenwriters, scientists, crafters and more in order to uncover hot takes on straddling multiple identities in the modern world.

Episode 1 streaming from 3 November.


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May de Souza

Performing the Past

Uncover stories from the Australian Performing Arts Collection in this creative docu-drama podcast as we look at what happened to Melbourne theatre during the 1919 influenza pandemic and uncover the story of a writer who lost control of his most famous work and two women who fought to get it back.

Photo credit: May de Sousa in ‘Goody Two Shoes’, Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, 1919
Scrapbook, J.C. Williamson Ltd Collection, Gift of J.C Williamson Theatres Ltd, 1978
Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne


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MMeets AsiaTOPA Takeover

Future Echoes 2019

Listen to audio from the 2019 Future Echoes festival, where young creatives aged 13-30 years old, challenged ways of thinking through critical conversations and invited audiences into their processes. The festival featured new work by leading youth arts organisations and emerging artists from across Victoria.


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MMeets AsiaTOPA Takeover

Asia TOPA 2020 Podcast Series

From conversations about the interplay of art and politics through to explorations of art making, explore the broader issues that shape contemporary daily life in the Asia Pacific region.

Image credit: Sarah Walker


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5x5x5

5x5x5: Memory

5 emerging composers. 5 new works. 5 minutes. In the midst of the global pandemic COVID-19, five outstanding emerging Victorian composers explored the theme of Memory.


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A Mile In My Shoes

Housed in a giant shoebox, A Mile in My Shoes is a roaming exhibit inviting visitors to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – literally!

Listen to beautiful audio stories exploring our shared humanity from the Melbourne season, hosted on Arts Centre Melbourne’s forecourt in November 2019.

 The video to the left is closed captioned.


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Sound as Ever

Sound As Ever

A podcast series produced by young content creators and radio makers. Season one looks into various aspects of the music industry, and season two explores and unpacks issues around iconic Australian songs.


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Stories in the Wall

Stories in the Wall

Dinosaurs, titans and ventures into the unknown - immerse yourself in original audio stories written and performed by budding storytellers!


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The Power for Change | Melbourne Playback Theatre

Part workshop, part improvisational performance, The Power For Change uses audience reflections and responses to climate change. The ideas expressed power creation of theatre that deepens the conversation, inspiring ongoing action. Recorded at Sustainable Living Festival 2020.


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Quality Time Podcast | Queensland Theatre

Quality Time Podcast | Queensland Theatre

Hosted by Artistic Director Lee Lewis, every fortnight Queensland Theatre shares conversations with team members and artists. Hear how they came to work in the arts industry and the many exciting stories they’ve collected along the way.


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Melbourne Theatre Company: Turn of the Screw rehearsal image

MTC | The Turn of The Screw Audio Reading

Tune in for a chilling tale with this dramatic reading of Henry James’s classic gothic thriller, The Turn of the Screw. Directed by MTC Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes and brought to life by Laurence Boxhall, Marg Downey, Robert Menzies and Katherine Tonkin.


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Bell Shakespeare - Speak the Speech

Bell Shakespeare | Speak the Speech

Hosted by Associate Director James Evans and featuring some of Australia’s best-known actors, Speak The Speech celebrates some of Shakespeare’s greatest monologues. New episodes released each fortnight.


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Darkfield Radio

Double | Darkfield Radio

From the company that brought to life immersive horror shows Flight and Séance, Darkfield Radio invites audiences to experience Double – an immersive, at home audio experience. Not for the faint hearted, Double transforms the listeners’ kitchen table into the scene of a psychological drama.


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MTC Audio Labclass

MTC Audio Labs

This is theatre for your ears! Tune in to a new audio series where great dramatic texts are brought to life by some of your favourite stage actors. Produced by Melbourne Theatre Company.


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Fed Square podcast with Xavier Csar and Tom Mosby

In Conversation with Xavier Csar and Tom Mosby

Xavier Csar, CEO of Fed Square sat down with Tom Mosby, CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust to discuss Black Lives Matter, NAIDOC Week and the Indigenous history of the Fed Square site.


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Broken by Mary Anne Butler

Broken by Mary Anne Butler

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, this haunting and poetic story of resilience, isolation and survival is re-imagined as a sonic version. The 2018 theatrical production of Broken was performed at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, and produced by Lab Kelpie.


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Making Art with Neil Pigot

Making Art with Neil Pigot

Take an anthropological look at the process of making creative work. Each episode features a casual and candid conversation with an Australian artist about their individual journey, their own particular way of Making Art.


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Footscray Community Arts Centre Radio

Footscray Community Arts Centre Radio

A podcast series produced by not-for-profit, independently-run community arts organisation FCAC. Platforming artists, creatives and stories in Melbourne’s West and beyond. Each episode engages an artist from communities of focus: First Nations, CALD, LGBQTIA+ and artists with disability.


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Producing Heroes with Yaron Lifschitz

Producing Heroes with Yaron Lifschitz

We’re excited to share a new podcast by Circa Contemporary Circus. Featuring interviews with incredible creative producers, hear about the impossible feats they’ve orchestrated, the challenges they’ve faced and the stories they’ve collected along the way.


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Tom Middleditch, Artistic director, A_tistic Theatre Company

The art of neurodiversity

Neurodiversity is a radical social movement challenging the notion of what’s normal and what’s a disorder. We hear from actors on the autism spectrum, and a synesthete using her perceptions of colour and music to create art.

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Download Jill Bennett's address on neurodiversity

Image credit: Jason Lau


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In Conversation with Andrea James

In Conversation with Andrea James

Listen to playwright Andrea James discuss her new work, Sunshine Super Girl – the remarkable story of Australian sporting legend Evonne Goolagong, recorded as part of MTC at MPavilion in January.


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