About

PATCH: A CHILD’S POINT OF VIEW SINCE 1972

Patch Theatre has been making professional theatre for 4–10 year old children and their families from their home in South Australia since 1972. Patch Theatre have produced over 100 unique works and performed to over 2 million children around the world. They provide inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences to over 40,000 children each year.

Our Staff

Geoff Cobham Artistic Director
Penny Camens General Manager
Teena Munn Producer
Sasha Zahra Creative Producer
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Maker in Residence
Krystle Aunger Development & Marketing Manager
Nicole McKenzie Marketing & Communications Manager

Our Board

Janet Worth Chair
Ben Opie Treasurer | Director, Morris Forensic Accountants
Peter Campbell Lawyer, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Chris Drummond Artistic Director, Brink Productions
Jason Dunstone Managing Director, Square Holes
Anne-Marie Shin Academic, University of South Australia
Amanda Wheeler Head of Business Development, Adelaide Festival
Dr Boram Lee Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, University of South Australia

Awards

2022

Ruby Award | Nomination I Wish... | Best Work, Event or Project for Young People

2021

Ruby Award | Winner ZOOOM | Best Work, Event or Project for Young People

2020

Ruby Award | Winner The Lighthouse | Best work or event within a festival

2019

Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation | Winner ZOOOM | The Adelaide Critics Circle Awards

2013

Victor Award | Winner Me & My Shadow | Best showcase production IPAY

2011

Helpmann Award | Winner Me & My Shadow | Best presentation for children
Sydney Theatre Award | Nomination Me & My Shadow | Best production for children

Annual Reports

2021 Annual Report Download
2020 Annual Report Download
2019 Annual Report Download

Life Members

Dave Brown
Debra Bryant
Patrea Channon

Joan Clemow
Jill Gael
Elspeth Harley

Rainer Jozeps
Helen Rose-Morris
Bob Weatherly

50 Years of Patch Theatre

Stories of wonder, stories of connection, so many wonderful stories have been shared by the people who have shaped Patch over our 50 years.