Since its formation in 2005, Critical Stages has grown to become one of Australia’s leading producers of touring theatre from the independent sector. Critical Stages brief is to make outstanding theatre accessible to audiences around the country. To achieve this we have been successfully touring independent theatre to regional, remote, urban and rural audiences in every state and territory around the country for the past ten years. We champion independent theatre artists and companies around the country and assist them in extending the life of their work, and we support regional communities giving them access to high quality theatre that they would otherwise not be able to access. The company’s goal is to make exceptional theatre accessible to audiences everywhere, extending the life of outstanding productions. Scores of artists are engaged on Critical Stages touring productions every year, traveling to perform in hundreds of towns from Darwin to Launceston, and Karratha to Lightning Ridge to tens of thousands of audience members every year.