Homegrown Independents Program

Homegrown Independents Program is the Empire Theatre Projects Company’s assisted hire program encouraging the development and production of new and exciting works, allowing them space to be seen and presented. Independent producers are afforded expert advice and assistance to produce their event.

The program allows for experimentation, collaboration and creative freedom and produces high quality results. It is designed to provide access, develop community capacity, support local emerging artists and develop theatre audiences by introducing them to new and local adventurous work.

Presenters apply for the program through a competitive application process and 2018’s program includes 6 productions covering drama, dance, cabaret and children’s theatre. Tickets will be available six weeks prior to the first performance of each show.

See below what is on offer this year and mark it in your calendar!


Show Information

Empire Theatre Studio 
20-22 September
Show Dates and Times TBC 


What in life pushes our buttons... how long do those buttons stay down before we react?

A collision of contemporary dance, theatre, and delightful bamboozlement. LIMITA- attempts to break codifications and unleash experimental performance art that challenges, questions, interacts, mimics, vexes, and delightfully mystifies its audiences. Created by local contemporary duo, and emerging choreographers, Katy Woods and Meredith Fitzsimon. LIMITA- is an original work, with intimate and brain-ticking choreography, truly, it’s a quirk of art.