Interested in auditioning?

Playback Theatre is improvised theatre where audience members are invited to tell stories from their own lives, which are then re-enacted on the spot through words, movement and sound.

Out of the Box Theatre is a Sydney based playback company which has been performing for 21 years.  We are always on the lookout for new troupe members to collaborate with. If you are an actor or a musician who wants to explore and develop your performance skills in an improvised theatrical context, you might be interested in auditioning with us. You will need to be open to working in new ways and willing to contribute to company life.

‘Being a playback musician is as much about listening for the heart of a story as it is about performing skills’.

We are a voluntary community organisation and, while we cannot offer you riches, we can offer you the richness of learning and exploring together. Contact us  for this fascinating, rewarding opportunity.

Rehearsals are every second Sunday from 2-5pm in Darlington.

Out of the Box Theatre Company

Out of the Box Theatre Company

Improvised Theatre from Your Stories  Playback Performers

Out of the Box Theatre Company is a Sydney-based troupe of improvisational performers specialising in the use of playback theatre to spontaneously recreate individuals’ stories and life experiences.

Explore our site to discover more about playback theatre, our performances, and the services we offer.


2020 Open Rehearsals

2020 Open Rehearsals

In 2020 Out of the Box is looking at holding open rehearsals.  Our Sunday Sessions are suitable for those interested in performing (acting, facilitation, music), community development, or cultivating deep listening, and are run by performing members of Out of the Box Theatre.  All levels of performance experience are welcome and accommodated, so if you’re interested to come along to play, learn, connect, create.…

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Our Next Performance


Creating an easy interplay between performers and audience, Playback Theatre brings stories from the audience alive through a spontaneous combination of movement, metaphor and music. 

OOTB’s  Next Public Performance for  2019

TRAMSHEDS – Harold Park Community Hall, Level 1

                            1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, Glebe

Sunday 1st September, starting at 5pm (running time approx 90 minutes)

Tickets at Door – $20 (full), $15 (conc):  Doors Open 4:45pm

For information about commissioned performances, please visit our Services page.

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Add the Out of the Box Theatre Company icon to the home screen on your smartphone so it will open up like any other app.  See instructions below*



Instructions for iPhone

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Instructions for Android

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Our website has responsive graphics to make it easier to use on different electronic devices including smart phone, tablet or computer.  Have fun!

*We suggest you memorise or print out these instructions first.  You must navigate to our home page on your smartphone or portable device before creating the icon.

These instructions are suitable for some versions of iPhone & Android.  You may need to modify the procedure or consult the operating manual for your specific device.

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!   Out of the Box Theatre Company launches its blog on our homepage.  Expect to see regular postings from our troupe members here.   To narrow your search of our blog entries select from a category or the author name on a blog entry or a category on the side bar.

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