Laboite Theatre Company

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About La Boite

 

AUSTRALIA’S OLDEST BOLDEST THEATRE

Exhilarating theatre embraces audiences and elevates new artists.
We make work that is connected to communities both locally and globally.
We respond to our environment, provoke change and encourage debate.
94 years young in 2019, we’re Australia’s longest continuously running theatre company.

VISION | A locally, nationally and internationally impactful theatre company known for its daring, passion and connectedness.

MISSION | To create exhilarating theatre that embraces audiences and elevates artists through engagement with its community.

WE VALUE

Process | At the core of La Boite are the artists and their process. We believe in long term investment in development. We believe in discipline, patience and flexibility in our creative interactions.

Respect | We embed diversity in all we do. We acknowledge the traditional owners where we create and are responsive and inclusive with our audiences, artists and staff.

Relevance | We make work that is connected to our communities locally and globally. We respond to our environment, provoke change and encourage debate.

 

La Boite is a member of Theatre Network Australia .

We endorse the Theatre Network NSW Code of Behaviour and the principles of Responsibility, Raising Awareness and Reporting within that Code.  We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace for all our artists, employees, audiences and collaborators.  We have zero tolerance for harassment and bullying and are proud to publish our Preventing Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Bullying Policy which has been ratified by the La Boite Board and implement at all levels of La Boite’s operations.

La Boite History and Archive

Over 90 years of existence takes resilience and ingenuity. La Boite has survived two World Wars, censorship, public outrage, politically-charged programming, changing tastes, floods and the constant flirting with failure that comes with walking the tightrope between risk and certainty. Ultimately, La Boite’s history is your history. Whether you have been with us for years or are new to the fold, we welcome you to share your stories.

Explore our history on our archive → https://archive.laboite.com.au/

Annual Reports

View or Download our Annual Reports from 2012 – 2017

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Work with Us

There are currently no vacancies.

 

VOLUNTEERING, INTERNSHIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE

La Boite has a long history of creating opportunities for young and emerging artists.  Our programs allow students, graduates, and others to experience the inner workings of a professional theatre company.  We encourage all applicants throughout the community and particularly welcome students from our Education partner QUT.

 

Our Volunteer Program is integral to the running of The Roundhouse Theatre.  Our Vollies are the face of La Boite and work with our Box Office and Front of House team (many of whom started as Vollies themselves). If you are between 18 and 90 years old, interested in seeing free theatre, learning communication or hospitality skills, or working with fun people, this program is for you.

Our Internship Program covers a wide range of activities, from direction, production design and stage management to marketing. It fosters the development of emerging arts practitioners, and also facilitates the learning of a range of skills in communication, research, management, problem solving, teamwork, and independent critical thinking.

We are currently unable not able to provide work experience opportunities for high school students.

If you wish to express an interest in a particular area, email info@laboite.com.au

La Boite Staff & Board

La Boite board

Julian Myers (Chair),  Vivienne Anthon (Deputy Chair), Graham Bethune, Gina Fairfax, Kevin O’Brien, Lynn Rainbow Reid AM, John Scherer and Jessica Simpson.

La Boite staff

Artistic Director & CEO Todd MacDonald
Executive Director Katherine Hoepper
Creative Producer Sanja Simic
Youth & Participation Producer Claire Christian
Accountant Karen Mitchell FCA
Finance & Venue Manager Roxane Eden
Development & Philanthropy Manager Jackie Maxwell
Development & Events Coordinator Kaytelyn Mitchell
Marketing & Audience Development Manager Sofie Ham
Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Pickett
Communications Agency ARUGA
Production Marketing Canada White
Workshop Coordinator Andrew Mills
Technical Coordinator Brandon Duncan
Ticketing and Administration Officers Maddie Little, Nathan Mills

Duty Managers Jess Bunz, Rory Killen and Jaime Ng
Front of House Staff Kayla Cahill, Natalie Callaghan, Ethan Enoch-Barlow, James Gatling, Rosie Hazell, Maddie Little, Cillian McDonald, Jessie Men, Nathan Mills, Aleea Monsour, Charlotte Moutrey, Bonnie Mullins, Steve Pirie, Nick Seery and Ellen Tuffley

Volunteers and interns

La Boite would like to thank all of our hardworking volunteers and interns:

Claire Agente, Jessie Anema, Lewe Atkinson, Brooke Austen, Mariam Bakare, Gene Banyard, Olivia Batchelor, Michael Beh, David Bentley, Letiticia Bourke, Linda Bulloch, Cath Carkeet, Ric Carthew, David Casey, Kerrel Casey, Adam Charlton, Russell Cockerill, Tony Cole, Tony Costantini, Angela Davis, Rhumer Diball, Evie Dulnuan, Sho Eba, Georgia Eyers, Abbey Faulkner, Shane Fell, Liesl Filippi, Bruce Finlayson, Léonie Flood, Matt Gaffney, Jessica Gould, Karen Gould, Owen Green, Tahlya Grennan, Jessica Haack, Declan Hale, Emma Healy, Lauren Howlett, Lina Hsu, Rebecca Hull, Greg Johnson, Albina Karami, Anne Kelley, Sharon Laycock, Billie Letts, Jeannie Lloyd-Apjohn, Tara MacDonald, Shirley Markie, Mary Massey, Ashley Mcgregor, Tait Mcgregor, Racheal Missingham, Mary Murphy, Isabella O’Connor, Shannon Ormiston, Brooklyn Pace, Steve Pager, Jane Paterson, Paige Purvey, Emily Readman, Livio Regano, Lara Rix, Elia Roehrs, Sophie Sassman, Susan Seeto, Brodie Shelley, Sascha Shipley, Sophie Sims, Sini Sivanand, Elly Skinner, Evey Skinner, Brenton Smith, Estelle Snowball, Damian Tatum, Rose Thrupp, Jack Trippick, Jordan Tselepy, Tanith Underwood, Kat Waisel, Shelli Ward, Alycia Warner, Cassandra Waterford, Georgia Weddell, Emma Windress, Josie Wivell, Shez Wright, Vittorio Yun and Bri Zammit.

Venue Hire

PERFORMANCE AND REHEARSAL SPACES

The Roundhouse Theatre is an epic-intimate space and Australia’s only purpose-built theatre-in-the-round. It is also able to be hired as a thrust stage with audience on three sides. This 336-400 seat home stage offers a distinctive theatre experience.

The La Boite Studio is our black box space boasting an open floor area of 9.4m x 13.8m and a ceiling height of 6.4m.  It is available for hire as a rehearsal room, corporate function or private event.

Download our Venue Hire information pack HERE
Download our Technical Requirements form HERE

EVENT SPACES

The Roundhouse Theatre, the La Boite Studio and the Foyer Bar are all venues available for hire during certain periods of the year for whatever special event you may be planning.  Choose from set packages or work with our Events Coordinator to create bespoke events.

Download our Events information pack HERE
Download our Foyer Bar Booking form HERE

EQUIPMENT HIRE

We stock a variety of lighting, sound and AV equipment that is available for hire. If you’re not sure what item is best for the job, give us a call – we’ll be happy to help you make the right choice.

WORKSHOP HIRE

The La Boite Workshop is a multi-use theatre/ event/ film/ television set construction space located in Yeronga, South Brisbane. The Workshop can be used as your set-building headquarters for your next project or can be hired as a TV/film shoot location.  We are able to offer specialist equipment hire and provide you with access to our in-house carpentry expert. The La Boite Workshop has an open floor space of approx. 8m x 13m with a clear working height of 5.5m.

For enquiries about hiring our technical equipment, please contact:

Canada White
Head of Production
canada@laboite.com.au
(07) 3007 8600

Workshop hire

La Boite Theatre Company’s Workshop is a multi-use event/film/television set construction space located in Yeronga, South Brisbane. The Workshop can be used as your set-building headquarters for your next project or can be hired as a TV/film shoot location.

We are able to offer specialist equipment hire and provide you with access to our in-house carpentry expert. We regularly use our Workshop to construct theatre set pieces and have an open floor space of approx. 8m x 13m with a clear working height of 5.5m.

For any hire enquiry please call us on 07 3007 8600 or email your interest to our team:

For enquiries about hiring our theatre or studio please contact our Venue Manager: venuehire@laboite.com.au.

For function and event enquiries please contact our Events Coordinator: events@laboite.com.au.

For enquiries about hiring our technical equipment, please contact our Production Manager: production@laboite.com.au.