La Mama Theatre, Carlton

MELBOURNE | La Mama Theatre in Carlton is one of Australia’s most iconic independent theatres. The theatre was founded by Betty Burstall in 1967, inspired by the ‘off Broadway’ scene in New York City. Over the years, it has built a global reputation as a hub for independent, contemporary theatre.

La Mama’s primary mission is to discover, uncover, and provide a platform for new voices and ideas. The theatre champions artistic individuality and freedom, prioritises accessibility, and celebrates a diverse community of artists and audiences alike. Creative risk is encouraged, and artists are fairly remunerated.

The theatre was significantly damaged by fire in 2019, and reopened in December 2021. The restoration and rebuilding of the original building includes a new rehearsal space, a green room and artists’ space, a kitchen and shower and a mezzanine with a breakout room. The theatre is wheelchair accessible, with solar panels and a water tank.

Offices are housed in a new building on the Shakahari restaurant side. The forecourt features a bright mural painted by Gumbaynggirr artist Aretha Brown.

Check out the La Mama website for details on upcoming performance and events.

La Mama Theatre

205 Faraday Street
Victoria 3053

Telephone: (03) 9347 6948
E-mail: [email protected]

Check La Mama website for schedule

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


- Advertisment -