Theatre for all

It was free in ancient Athens and it’s FREE in Sydney.

After 2500 years, a world first – you, the audience, voting for the winner in a play competition. No panel, no artistic director, just three finalists, three brilliant new Australian first acts, and you, casting your vote. The winning playwright receives $15,000 to help finish their play!

Theatre reflects our Australian identity.

Come and shape it yourself.

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The history of Lysicrates

The origin and inspiration behind the annual playwriting competition Lysicrates Prize.

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The Martin-Lysicrates Prize 2019

The Martin-Lysicrates Prize celebrates the best of Australian playwrights and you get to vote for the winner!

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