Founded in 2007 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Slingsby presents emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling in rich live theatrical realms for family audiences and young people aged eight years and over.
Slingsby are passionate about creating memorable experiences for audiences of all ages. They collaborate with some of Australia’s finest artists across many disciplines and foster international theatrical alliances. Slingsby’s productions have been presented around Australia and in New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Singapore, Norway, China and India, earning the company a reputation for excellence in the creation of work for young audiences.
Slingsby has garnered many coveted awards for its work including three Ruby Awards, a prestigious Victor Award (People’s Choice) – International Performing Arts for Youth Showcase 2017 for The Young King and a Helpmann Award (Best Presentation for Children) for Emil and the Detectives in 2018.
Slingsby produces and tours original theatre productions that captivate, challenge and inspire hope through memorable theatre experiences that evoke a sense of renewed wonder in the world we live in, and the role we each can play in building a happy and harmonious global society.
As COVID took hold, Slingsby was forced to cancel all international activity for the foreseeable future. As a predominately international touring company, Slingsby was forced examine its sense of self and purpose in a world where touring may not be possible for quite some time. This proved to be a catalyst for Slingsby to focus on creating work with diverse voices for Australian audiences.