ABOUT THE TASMANIAN THEATRE AWARDS / Registration
The Tasmanian Theatre Awards are managed and presented by the Theatre Council of Tasmania (TCT). They celebrate excellence and achievement in theatre throughout Tasmania, with over 30 awards offered across three categories:
1. Professional Theatre
2. Community Theatre
3. Community Musical Theatre
Registered theatre productions are assessed during a single calendar year (1 January to 31 December), with nominations announced early the following year ahead of the Awards event in around March.
When you register your production for the Awards you confirm that:
The producer/company staging your production is a current financial organisation member of TCT.
Your production is being produced by a Tasmanian-based producer/company and is being performed within this State.
Your production’s season run is between 1 January and 31 December 2018.
You agree to provide each judge with two (2) tickets and a program (if available) for judging purposes. There are six judges on each of the judging panels. Judges will book their tickets directly with the person you nominate as the contact for your production.
Productions that have been registered in one year cannot be re-entered for the Awards unless there is a substantial change.
Upon request, you'll provide us with electronic and/or hard copies of your poster, program and on-stage photos, and you agree that TCT may use any of these materials for judging and/or promotional purposes.
- The members of your cast and production team understand and accept their automatic inclusion for the full range of Tasmanian Theatre Awards (note that individuals do not have to be current TCT members, although TCT welcomes all support from the sector).
To register your production, simply submit the online registration below with as much notice as possible, but at least four weeks prior to your show opening. Please note that if your production has a very short season we require very early registration to ensure our judges are able to attend.
Once we receive your registration we'll get in touch with you to provide further information about requirements for the assessment process. TCT aims to increase audience participation across Tasmania and seeks your support in offering TCT individual members a special or concession ticket price.
You may not register a production that has previously been assessed for the Awards in a prior year or years unless it is a new production (rather than a restaging of a previously produced work).
Our judges bring a high level of skill and experience to their roles gained over many years working within the performing arts sector. They take on considerable responsibility, not only for the amount of time they volunteer in travelling around Tasmania to complete their judging assignments but also for the professional, considerate and ethical manner in which they undertake this role.
Each judging panel operates independently of the other two and is responsible for the assessment of all productions registered within their particular Awards category. TCT policy requires that no member of a particular panel can be personally involved in, or connected to, any production that comes before that panel for assessment during the judging period. Where any conflict of interest might occur, a judge will stand aside from the panel and all judging in that year.
TCT has approved a set of Judging Guidelines, which provide a range of common criteria that can be referenced by individual judges as they assess various productions throughout the year.
Production companies are asked to refrain from seeking individual judges' assessments following a particular production.
Registration for the 2019 Tasmanian Theatre Awards
Producers and theatre companies must be members of the Theatre Council of Tasmania in order to register a production. Register here.
Member companies may register their first production for the Awards year for free. Each additional entry during the year requires payment of a $50 registration fee.
If you are already a member of the Theatre Council of Tasmania, please fill in the form below. If registering more than one production, you will need to fill out the form again for each additional one.
If you have any questions, contact us.