Good theatre makes you feel. It can also make you think. Sometimes you’re left thinking about it well after you’ve left the theatre. You want to know more; about the play, its ideas, its history or how it came about.

If so then our Sunday Forums are for you.

We hold a forum for each of our Upstairs performances. Each is different and tackles a specific aspect of the production. One might take a look at the broader social context of a play. Another might focus on how a show was created. After the forum you have a chance to ask questions of the panellists, meet your fellow audience members and continue the discussion informally with us in the foyer.

Sunday Forums are free. While you don’t need to, it’s best to see the show before you come because we’re bound to spoil the ending! Check our website or call Box Office to find out who will appear on each panel and what the topic of discussion will be.

See you there!

Although tickets are free, bookings are essential and are open well before each forum.

Book online via the button at the top right of this page or call Box Office on 02 9699 3444.
Tweet while you listen (or follow online) using #sundayforum



The Wizard of Oz – 3pm, 31 May
John McCallum and Adena Jacobs in discussion – Unpacking Oz and beyond

Join academic and theatre critic for The Australian John McCallum in conversation with Director Adena Jacobs to discuss her latest work at Belvoir,The Wizard of Oz, her process, her artistic point of view and her theatrical body of work. From Persona (2013), Hedda Gabler and Oedipus Rex (2014) and now The Wizard of Oz, Adena Jacobs has created some of the most intriguing, confronting, often bizarre, frequently polarizing works in recent years at Belvoir. As well as attending and reviewing most works in Belvoir’s history, John McCallum has seen all Adena Jacobs’ works and he was invited to observe the entire rehearsal process of The Wizard of Oz.

In a lively discussion John will dig into Adena’s approach to her work, how she makes it on the floor and what inspirations she draws upon to build worlds and images on the stage. The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience.

Information regarding each forum will be posted here as we confirm the topic of discussion and the panellists. So check back here regularly.

Mother Courage and Her Children 3pm, 26 July
Seventeen 3pm, 13 September
Ivanov 3pm, 1 November
Mortido 3pm, 20 December