Patch's 2019 in Review

May 17th, 2020

2019 was a BIG year for Patch.

In 2019, Patch took a bold step in a new direction, focusing on design-rich performances for children and their families.

Led by Artistic Director Geoff Cobham and Producer Teena Munn, Patch had one of its most successful years yet.

ZOOM premiered in SA

Our first new work under the direction of Geoff Cobham, ZOOM, allowed children to be part of the story as they helped to guide a lost star home.

ZOOM won its first award in 2019 – Adelaide Critics Circle Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation

Photos by Matt Byrne



43% disadvantaged students

53 performances

43% of students attended ZOOM with equity pricing

Firefly Forest premiered at DreamBIG Festival

This magical immersive lighting installation created by Geoff Cobham and his long-time collaborator Chris Petridis wowed young and old alike at its Adelaide debut.





Me & My Shadow toured Australia

Me & My Shadow was refreshed by Artistic Director Geoff Cobham and directed by the show’s original directors Dave Brown and Roz Hervey before touring the country.

Photos by Matt Byrne

27 performances





Emily Loves to Bounce went to China

Following our sold out two-week tour of Me & My Shadow to China in 2018, we successfully undertook a six-week tour to Shanghai and Beijing. Emily Loves to Bounce was well received by audiences in China and we are already in discussions for touring our next two works 

Photo by Mark Heuer

Photo by Mark Heuer

Mr McGee & the Biting Flea was presented in New Zealand

We licensed our production of Mr McGee and the Biting Flea to Capital E Wellington.

62 performances

12,078 attendees



Thank you

Thanks to the support of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation we were able to provide subsidised tickets for disadvantaged students – over 3,000 students received subsidised tickets in 2019.

For many children, a subsidised ticket is not enough. The cost of theatre tickets is the biggest barrier to children attending the theatre.

Just $10 will enable a child to experience the magic of theatre.