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Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016

Short+Sweet Theatre is a ten minute play festival. Thirty ten minute plays, more than half written by playwrights from Canberra and the Capital Region, are produced and performed by local performing artists each year.

Come along to see Canberra’s creatives at their best. Professional writers, directors and actors take their place alongside our enthusiastic and talented amateurs to impress the judges and their mums.

Thousands of plays are submitted to Short+Sweet each year. Short+Sweet Canberra showcases the best local writing and the best writing from around the world in two heats and a bunch of wild cards.

And the best thing is, if you don’t like what you’re seeing you never have to wait more than 10 minutes for the next play to start!

Top 20 first heats – 9–12 August
Wild Cards –Saturday 13 August, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Top 20 second heats – 16–19 August
Gala Final – Saturday 20 August, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

There’s something for everyone in Short+Sweet, so don’t miss your chance to be part of the biggest little festival in the world!



9 - 20 August



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  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Public Toilet