Fig Tree Theatre
The Fig Tree Theatre is an end-stage performance space with a 166 seat capacity. This historic theatre was the first home of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and where the Old Tote Theatre Company began.
The Fig Tree Theatre has been an affordable and accessible venue used by a wide range of professional, community and student groups - including UNSW student theatre societies, and small dance and performance companies. Many practitioners have also used the theatre as a creative development space to try out new work, develop ideas and inspire new writing.
There is a permanent exhibition in the foyer area that highlights the performance history of the space. Over the last few years the University campus has undergone substantial change and this area is one of the last remaining corners that captures and reflects on its history. As actor and UNSW alumni Annie Byron said recently "a city without old buildings is like a person without a soul".
This part of campus, and in particular the Old Tin Hut has a special place in UNSW history. It is an important site that saw the development of Australian theatre both in this city and nationally.
The Fig Tree Theatre is now part of the area that makes up UNSW Village, a new student accommodation facility on campus at UNSW. The Fig Tree Theatre is still operating as a theatre. For any queries or quotes to book the theatre, please contact email@example.com or phone 9662 2500.