Black Swan is Western Australia’s state theatre company, committed to creating exceptional theatre that nurtures Western Australian audiences and artists and promotes our artists within the state, nationally and internationally.
Since its inception in 1991, Black Swan has earned both critical and popular acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive reinterpretations of international theatre classics – all of which are infused with the unique culture of Western Australia.
Its strength lies in artist development, encouraging access and engaging with the community. The company has seen enormous growth in building audiences, building capacity and establishing a benchmark for quality productions of scale in Western Australia. Future areas of core strategic focus include artist development, education and regional engagement.
Under current Artistic Director, Kate Cherry the company annually presents two Black Swan Lab productions in the Studio Underground and five productions on the Health Ledger Theatre main stage in the State Theatre Centre of WA.
Pictured above: CENTRE STAGE
To celebrate our 25th anniversary we thought we’d share with you a snapshot of the talents of a range of people who, on any given day, make the theatre machine, that is Black Swan, tick. Special thanks to these and all our past and present writers, directors, actors, artists, set, costume, lighting and sound designers, composers, musical directors, production, stage management and technical teams, wardrobe staff, set construction, wig and prop makers. Together with our Board of Directors, executive team, marketing, partnerships, philanthropy, ﬁnance, artistic, education and administration teams, venue management and staﬀ, ambassadors, interns and volunteers – we live every day contributing and creating a vibrant and sustainable arts culture in Western Australia.