Lab Kelpie is a theatre company dedicated to the production of new text-based work by Australian playwrights.
A not-for-profit organisation with a board of experienced and passionate industry professionals, we actively seek out works that engage audiences by interrogating with intelligence and vigour how relationships, power and politics function in the twenty first century.
As strong advocates of new writing, we support Australian playwrights by commissioning, developing, presenting, publishing and touring their work, encouraging our writers to take risks and inspire audiences with the themes and messages they want to explore.
“One of Australia’s most exciting independent theatre companies on the rise.” – Maxim Boon, The Music
Based in Melbourne’s iconic Meat Market complex, Lab Kelpie was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Lyall Brooks and General Manager Adam Fawcett.