New Musicals

Alex Theatre Company has been setup to support the development of new theatrical musical works. 

We aim to nurture and support the work of writers, lyricists, and composers through a series of initiatives including workshops, masterclasses, showcasing and investment channels. 

Join and help grow this community and be a part of shaping the future of musical theatre writing in Australia for the world stage.  

Expressions of Interest
Australian Musical Artists Collective



Are you a musical theatre composer or writing team?

Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc. is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting the sustainable creation of Art in Australia. We actively seek out artists and organisations with big ideas to help grow our creative community and advocate on behalf of both the artists within our walls and the theatrical sector as a whole. As part of our effort, Alex Theatre St. Kilda, in conjunction with Alex Read Theatre Performances Inc., is creating an online database for new musical writers, composers, creators and lovers!

If you have online content of your musical work or works that includes video/audio samples and you’d like to make it (and yourself!) more widely known to the public, this EOI is for you!

As part of this project, we will also be putting on a live showcase of the new works that are included in this collection for the public, presenting one or two of your favourite songs at Alex Theatre St. Kilda.


  • Featured placement on our digital collection website, including an artist biography, information about your show, imagery and song samples (in video/audio format, depending on what you have available).
  • A live original works public showcase staged at Alex Theatre St. Kilda, with one or two of your songs presented by professional musical theatre performers.
  • Creative advocacy of your work by us to help support your work.


Our core objectives are woven together to create a multi-disciplinary stream of cultural, educational and creative support for artists, students, audiences and our local community at large:

  1. To create long-term, sustainable opportunities for arts workers to support the future the performing arts workforce as a whole and improve the representation of the Arts as a valued business.
  2. To support touring and regional production and presentation of works: in order to give those with less access to quality artistic programming an opportunity to experience theatre and benefit from the cultural and community experience it brings.
  3. To support digital and immersive developments for greater breadth and scope for technological advancements in the creative sector.
  4. To be a trusted and knowledgeable voice in advocating for key investment for underrepresented artists and developmental projects.
  5. To invest time into the research and analysis of audience experience to content development: in order to better understand their preferences and where we can improve to ensure we are offering memorable and impactful creative experiences that bolster both the ongoing development of the arts sector and the vitality of the local and greater communities in which we are a part.

Creative Engagement: Programmes serving the local area to nurture new work, generate income for creative practitioners, entertain audiences, and strengthen the creative nature within the community.

Diverse Arts Based Eco-system: Developing a dynamic and strong reputation for high standard and diversity branches of entertainment, including theatre and screen programming, visual art showcases and nurturing the raw talent of new voices amongst seasoned artistic practitioners.

Sustainable Art: Sustainability in work and the environment, coexisting so that the footprint stimulates cultural, social, and economic activity within the community.


Alex Theatre St. Kilda (ATSK) was founded in 2015 by Aleksandar Vass OAM and is the home to a diverse array of performing arts groups and artists who are actively working towards a common goal: to support the creative culture of Australia and tell the stories that move us – to laughter, to tears, to deeper thought. The stories that matter.

St Kilda is the original wellspring of rock music, creative arts, and film in Australia, and the top end of Fitzroy Street is the perfect location, nestled within the George building adjacent to the George Hotel, to share your stories and add them to this historical creative landscape. A multipurpose arts venue offering three different sized spaces, artists are able to present a wide range of works in an accessible, comfortable venue that is also commercially viable.

The venue comprises of:

  • 450 seat two tiered Theatre 1
  • 245 seat two tiered Theatre 2
  • The Studio, a versatile performance space
  • A Lounge extending off the main foyer
  • An intimate and private Boardroom


Further discussions will be had to navigate the specifics of the above to ensure artists have a complete understanding of what is on offer and what is expected so they are as prepared and excited as possible to move forward!


Upon receipt of proposals, we will be in touch with those who we feel are best suited for the first iteration of this project. Those selected will be invited for a short interview and to present the songs they’d like showcased in person (or online if they live interstate). From there, final selections will be made.

We thank you in advance for your time and interest, we can’t wait to hear about your musical!

With kindness,
The Alex Theatre St. Kilda Team