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you've had your say and the data is collected. now, you can read, hear and see some of the outcomes.


Inside the Merlyn Theatre at the Malthouse. Photograph: Malthouse Theatre Education.

TheatreSpace was an Australian Research Council Linage Project that has focussed on young audiences’ experience of live theatre. The aim of the project has been to find out why young people (14-30) choose to go, or not go, to theatre. We’ve also been interested in what types of entertainment and cultural things young people see or take part in and why.

We’ve surveyed and talked to almost three thousand young people aged 14-30 in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Now that the project is complete you can read the preliminary results of our research and listen to podcasts from the November 2011 Symposium at the Sydney Opera House. This is what we’ve found:

The TheatreSpace Preliminary Report


The TheatreSpace Final Report


Podcasts – TheatreSpace Symposium

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I’ve done a TheatreSpace survey/interview, how do find what happens to my responses?

Read the Preliminary Report and see how your responses have become an integral part of the research. Sign up for {missing page} and/or come along to one of our Events.

Where can I get further information?

More information about the project can be found on the nitty-gritty page. If that doesn’t have what you’re looking for please Contact us.

The ethical/legal stuff!

All TheatreSpace young people participants are completely anonymous. The data is kept securely at TheatreSpace HQ (Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne and state offices at Griffith and Sydney universities) for five years from the date of publication, before being destroyed. We take this side of things very seriously!

If you have any concerns about the conduct of the project, you are encouraged to contact the Executive Officer, Human Research Ethics, The University of Melbourne on 03 8344 2073, or fax 03 9347 6739.