Our Story

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company produces award-winning, world-class theatre that is exciting, insightful, authentic, and culturally appropriate. For over 30 years, Yirra Yaakin has commissioned and premiered over 60 new theatre works that have reached 13 countries in five continents, and has won awards for their theatre, governance, and their partnerships, including a prestigious Sidney Myer Award for their record of facilitating Indigenous artistic programs.


Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is a locally cherished and nationally important company that supports Aboriginaltheatre and culture. We are committed to fostering the next generation of Aboriginal artists, sharing incredible stories told through an Aboriginal lens, and constantly expanding our community engagement and education programs.


Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company leads by honouring the past, investing in the future, and embracing the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Theatre. We respect the generations past and invest in a thriving future for our artists and arts workers.


Each year Yirra Yaakin presents a vital and strong education program suitable for young people. We create youth-focused productions, undertake residencies and conduct workshops across the state. We tour locally and regionally, providing unique cultural experiences to some of the most remote communities in the world.

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We rely on you, our community, for our future creative and cultural programs. Your donations, encouragement and friendship provide vital support for the ongoing development of our artists and our work. Help us share Aboriginal stories by becoming a donor today!

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