About Us
Welcome to Watch This
Our Story

Australia's first and only Sondheim repertory company, Watch This is a bold, grass-roots organisation presenting outstanding, sophisticated musical theatre to audiences in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Our ambition and commitment to the highest production/ performance standards attract teams of wonderfully talented artists and creatives.

Heading into our ninth year, we've garnered an enviable reputation in a highly competitive field, boasting twenty-one Green Room Award nominations alongside multi-million dollar commercial and state sponsored productions, with Adrian Li Donni (Pacific Overtures, 2014) and Johanna Allen (A Little Night Music, 2018) winning Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively. (Check out the latest round of Green Room Award nominations here.) We have also broken ground by successfully touring full-scale musicals to regional centres.

We are passionate about creating exciting, immediate theatrical experiences for theatre-goers. We are also committed to ensuring that these experiences are available to as many people as possible - a philosophy that informs the relatively simple matter of ticket pricing to more complex touring proposals.

Past productions include Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music. Sunday in the Park with George and most recently, Into the Woods. All projects to date have been made possible by the generosity of the Lyngala Foundation and other visionary individuals/ organisations, including the Opera & Arts Support Group and Robert Salzer Foundation. Since 2016, Watch This has recently been included on the Register of Cultural Organisations - an incredible endorsement of our contribution to the sector.  

To Support our dynamic and visionary organisation, we invite you to make a tax deductible donation today!



Latest News

We got through the woods!

We thank everyone who supported us getting through the woods. We can't wait to see you at the theatre soon!  In the meantime here are some glowing reviews that we recieved about Into the Woods. 

The vocal strength of this cast made me wish for a cast recording... they were that good! - Josh Stent - Broadway World

What these directors and their creative team have wrought in this cavernous Pavilion space is hugely impressive... a fully satisfying night at the live – very live - theatre - Michael Brindley - Stage Whispers

This production is a love letter to Sondheim's legacy, told with heart and care by Watch This, reminding us of just how lucky we all have been to have lived at the same time as Stephen Sondheim - Stephanie Chin - Lilithia Reviews

Walking in you were immersed in the simple yet gorgeous set, stage design - Steph - That Theatre Life

Splendid talent... immense respect... dazzled the audience non-stop - Jessica Taurins - Theatre People

Overflowing with wit, charm and poignancy... an illuminating theatrical work - Paul Selar - Australian Arts Review

Mel & Dean
Watch This Co-Artistic Directors