Patch Theatre creates visually captivating performances for 4–8 year olds, exploring how children see the world. Our works place children at the centre of the performance, promoting imagination, wonder and discovery.

Founded in South Australia in 1972, Patch has produced over 100 unique works and won countless awards. Patch performances have been presented across Australia and the globe, capturing the imaginations of children worldwide.

Each year, we provide inspirational, design-rich theatre experiences to over 50,000 children.

Our Staff

Geoff Cobham Artistic Director
Penny Camens General Manager
Sasha Zahra Creative Producer
Teena Munn International Producer
Michelle 'Maddog' Delaney Creative Associate
Nicole McKenzie Marketing & Communications Manager
Briony Hunt Touring Company & Stage Manager
Belinda Hallyer Development Consultant
Damon Delaney Program Coordinator
Jaecinta Peddie Administration Coordinator

Our Board

Liz Hawkins Chair | Executive Director of Advancement, University of Adelaide
Ben Opie Treasurer | Senior Commercial Manager, Sundrop Farms
Reena Costello Legal Counsel
Deb Hughes Primary School Arts Specialist Teacher
Dr Boram Lee Senior Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management, University of South Australia
Dearna Newchurch Producer, Sandpit
Amanda Wheeler Head of Business Development, Adelaide Festival



Sydney Theatre Award | Nomination ZOOOM | Best Production for Children
Ruby Award | Nomination I Wish... | Best Work, Event or Project for Young People


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


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


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


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


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

Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report Download
2022 Annual Report Download
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