The Melbourne Theatre Company (popularly known as MTC) is a theatre company based in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1953, it is the oldest professional theatre company in Australia, and has its own theatre, Southbank Theatre – which houses the 500-seat Sumner and the 150-seat Lawler – located in Melbourne's Arts Precinct in Southbank. Despite being recognised as Victoria's State theatre company, it comes under the auspices of the University of Melbourne. Currently, it offers a Mainstage Season of ten to twelve plays each year, a season of new and emerging works, and an Education Season along with affiliate writers programs. It has a current subscriber base of 21,000 people and plays to a quarter of a million people annually
Southbank Theatre is the principal home of Melbourne Theatre Company, hosting the annual mainstage season, as well as the NEON Festival of Independent Theatre, the Cybec Electric play readings series and Education performances and other productions for families and young people. Designed by the multi-award winning Melbourne based ARM Architecture, the Theatre opened in 2009 and contains two performance spaces. The Theatre also houses Script Bar & Bistro, Function Rooms and Foyers, two Foyer Bars and extensive backstage facilities.
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