Australian Theatre Live is among many local arts and cultural organisations filming performing arts events for digital distribution

Australian Theatre Live (ATL) has been filming theatre productions from across Australia since 2014; the pandemic — and a hefty chunk of government funding — spurred their activities, and in October they launched a subscription platform where audiences can rent and watch from a library of more than 15 filmed Australian productions from the last eight years.

Broadway Bulletin Mini Episode 102 with Raj Sidhu

On this brand new episode of Whisper in the Wings, we are packing our bags and going global. Not just across the sea, but across the Equator to a whole new hemisphere as we head to Australia to talk to Raj Sidhu! We talked to the Creative Producer and Creative Director about the incredible service, Australian Theatre Live and the amazing new groundbreaking work they are doing as well as showcasing!

By Andrew Cortes and Hope Bird

Episode 22: Emma Wright (Actor/Producer/Theatre Maker)

Emma Wright, is the Associate Producer of the new initiative which was launched in October this year (2022). She came on the show specifically to talk to us about Australian Theatre Live (ATL), a new way of seeing theatre. We have all heard of National Theatre Live which is based in the UK but now we have it here except it is focusing on Australian work. The ATL team has come to bring us Theatre to our screens with high quality sound and film so it will feel as if we are there. We are so excited that this is happening in our own backyards as people who were not available to access theatre now will be able to.

ChookasBy Neil and James
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‘Lights, Camera, Theatre!’ – Australian Theatre Live, Associate Producer; Emma Wright

Australian Theatre Live is a new experience of performance allowing us to see quality theatre on digital platforms while also preserving for eternity what is an ephemeral night in the theatre. Emma Wright is an Associate Producer with the company and joins STAGES to provide insight into this fascinating alternative to experiencing and preserving, our great performances.

STAGESBy Peter Eyers

Theatre more accessible than ever: Australian Theatre Live is now on demand

Making theatre accessible to everyone in Australia, regardless of where they live, is the goal of the not-for-profit organisation, Australian Theatre Live. Artistic Director Grant Dodwell and his team are now screening major metropolitan plays in cinemas, arts centres and community halls across the country, wherever there’s an interest in live theatre and opera performances.

Beat MagazineBy Jacob Mccormack

Australian Theatre Live launches digital subscription platform

ATL Co-founder and Artistic Director Grant Dodwell talks about restoring the in-home theatre experience for a whole new generation and nostalgics alike.

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Australian Live Theatre on Demand: The best of the rest for the west

 Australian Theatre Live (ATL) [is] a new and exciting subscription platform of mainstage and independent theatre, opera, dance, acrobatics and music for you at your convenience. This is ideal for the theatre-lover stuck at home in isolation, too far from the city, students, the deaf, those unable to physically get to a theatre and viewers who just want to watch great staged plays and events at home.

By Douglas Sutherland-Bruce

Australian Theatre Live

Australian Theatre Live has launched a streaming service, giving everyone access to their library of 18 shows (and growing) that includes some Australian classics – it’s only the beginning and it’s a good start.

By Chad Armstrong

Grant Dodwell on The Launch Of Australian Theatre Live On Demand

Grant is the co-founder of Australian Theatre Live, a not-for-profit organisation that records and distributes popular Australian theatre, making it accessible to arts lovers regardless of location, income or ability.

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Australian Theatre Live Announces New Subscription Platform For Digital Theatre

With a growing content library of mainstage and independent theatre, opera, dance, acrobatics and music, Australian Theatre Live captures live performance for you to enjoy on your schedule.

By Ben Apfelbaum

Lucy Clements ATL (Season 3 Episode 19)

In this week’s episode, Tori and Eliza are joined by one of the Associate Producers for Australian Theatre Live, Lucy Clements! Together the discuss the launch of Australia’s own theatre streaming platform, the vision behind creating ATL, the importance of making theatre accessible in all forms, some of Lucy’s top pick to watch on the platform and more!

By Tori & Eliza

Australian Theatre Live offers opportunity to keep arts alive

With COVID throwing thousands of artists and performers into unemployment, ATLive has created an opportunity for arts-lovers to become Executive Producers of their next play, to be filmed and distributed across the country.

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Australian Theatre Live On Demand

Australian Theatre Live (ATL) is entering an exciting chapter in the era of digital media, with the launch of its new subscription platform that makes quality theatre recordings available to the best seat in the house: yours.

By Olivia Farag

Australian Theatre Live launches subscription platform

Australian Theatre Live (ATL) has just launched a new subscription platform for digital theatre experiences. Working with some of the country’s best live entertainers, ATL is succeeding in making Australian art more accessible to all.

By Gabi Bergman

Grant Dodwell introduces Australian Theatre Live!

On this episode we sit down with Grant Dodwell, Creative Director of Australian Theatre Live, the newest streaming platform just for Australian theatre productions! Grant talks us through the creation of ATL, as well as stories from his wealth of experience in the Australian entertainment industry.

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Review: Australian Theatre Live preserves a sophisticated production of Away

It’s pretty special that we have a recording of a unique production of a classic Australian play that demonstrates just how much a director, and design team, can revive something as seemingly stale as a HSC English text.

By Charlotte Smee

Australian Theatre Live Becomes More Accessible

Australian Theatre Live’s catalogue includes theatrical experiences from Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Sydney Festival, Kings Cross Theatre, the Old Fitz and more, with new additions to look forward to monthly.

Australian Theatre Live: Australian Plays To View On Demand

If you don’t live near a theatre, or you can’t get to a theatre, or like a lot of people right now, are forbidden from actually going to the theatre, – you’ve probably spent hours online scrolling to find something you haven’t yet seen. Thank you to the vision of its Creative Director Grant Dodwell there now exists a website where you can rent filmed performances of well known Australian works.

Sydney Arts Guide / By David Kary
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Australian National Theatre Live use Panasonic Varicams to capture great Australian theatre performances

It’s undeniable that Australia has a wealth of live theatre talent. It’s also undeniable that the ‘tyranny of distance’ within Australia means that many who would love the opportunity to see these performances are simply too far away. Seeing this demand, the team from Australia Theatre Live (ATL) is capturing these terrific live performances with the latest camera technology and sharing them with a wider audience, supporting their distribution and screening in cinemas around the country, including rural and regional Australia.

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Australian Theatre Streaming Live

You stay in. Let theatre come to you! Australia Theatre Live are working hard to bring you their best productions, direct to your lounge-room. Australian stories bring us together, make us laugh, think and feel.

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Australian venture streams free theatre to homes

When Australia Theatre Live began filming stage productions in capital cities six years ago, their main goal was to show them at cinemas in rural, regional and remote areas. But the coronavirus lockdown has changed the game. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for the company in the age of social isolation and self-quarantine.

The Age / By Steve Dow
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