Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre by David Torr

Malthouse Theatre, by David Torr

Victoria University (VU) is proud to be partners with Malthouse Theatre - Australia's leading contemporary theatre company.

As official Education Partner of its youth and education program, Malthouse Prompt, we share a commitment to developing and promoting new talent.

Renowned for producing and presenting the country’s most exciting and innovative arts events, Malthouse Theatre is Melbourne’s hub for cutting edge contemporary performance.

VU’s longstanding partnership with Malthouse Theatre is built on the shared vision to celebrate excellence, opportunity, community and empowerment. VU is also delighted to offer students and staff the opportunity to engage with Malthouse Theatre's annual artistic program through a range of attractive ticket offers.

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Malthouse Prompt

Malthouse Threatre views high quality arts education as vitally important to the development of young people. In 2012, Malthouse launched Prompt, a re-invigorated program of learning and discovery for young people and educators that has gone from strength to strength.


Malthouse Theatre Youth and Education Manager, Vanessa O'Neill.

The Provocateurs program is part of Prompt that offers a team of 30 theatre-lovers aged 18 to 26 the opportunity to attend performances and engage with audiences. For a full year, they see shows, meet the artists who created them, join formal conversation events and meet other young artists, theatre-goers and thinkers. They are invited to write reviews, open up the discussion on social media and talk with audience members in the foyer before and after shows. 

Five priority places in the Provocateurs program are made available each year for VU students.

Malthouse Theatre Youth and Education Manager, Vanessa O'Neill, speaks highly of the students who participate in the Prompt program.

"The VU students involved in the program are all highly enthusiastic, creative and passionate.

Gaining industry experience is incredibly important for graduates and I applaud VU for having this as their focus."

Student learning opportunities

VU works with Malthouse Theatre in a number of ways to provide students with unique learning opportunities. For example:

  • Malthouse provides two student placements per year, managed by the College of Arts. 
  • Malthouse also works with the College of Education and College of Arts to coordinate student workshops and provide tickets.
  • Ten media students work on a video production project each year, coordinated by lecturer Robert de Young. 

Season 2016

Malthouse Theatre has released its 2016 season. Experience the dizzying heights of contemporary theatre with a subscription.

Customise your subscription to your heart’s content. Pull out the shows that instantly pique your interest, then add a couple more into the mix – because it's often the unexpected ones that blow you away.

Find out what's on at Malthouse Theatre in 2016, and the remainder of 2015.

Ticket offers

Malthouse Theatre is delighted to offer VU students $30 tickets to any performance throughout the season. Book your heavily discounted student tickets in person at the Malthouse Box Office, by phone on 03 9685 5111 or online at the Malthouse website.

Please note: Student tickets can only be collected upon presentation of a valid student card at the Malthouse Box Office.

Student rush tickets

Student Rush tickets are available to all VU students for the low price of $20. Simply visit the Malthouse Box Office in person an hour before any performance and score yourself a last minute ticket.

Student subscriptions

Interested in seeing a few productions at Malthouse? The Mini Malty is your 3 show-pass to the best contemporary theatre in Melbourne. Become a subscriber by selecting three or more productions. Prices for VU students start from only $84.

Find out more about Malthouse Theatre packages & memberships.

As a subscriber, you also get:

  • priority booking during our exclusive subscription period
  • guaranteed seats for sold-out performances
  • real savings of up to 35%
  • notified first about our special events and exclusives
  • 10% discount at the bar and café
  • 10% discount at the bookshop
  • one free ticket exchange voucher.

See what's coming up in Malthouse Theatre's 2015 Season.

VU staff discount tickets

Malthouse Theatre is delighted to offer staff at VU a very special deal on 2015 performances.

Watch out for the global emails prior to performances. If you'd like further information, please contact