Collections and projects

AusStage – The Australian Live Performance Database

AusStage provides an accessible online resource for researching live performance in Australia. Development is led by a consortium of universities, government agencies, industry organisations and collecting institutions with funding from the Australian Research Council and other sources.

Australian companies stage some of the most ambitious and innovative live performances, projecting images of Australian culture to audiences here and overseas. AusStage records the significance of these artistic collaborations and stimulates new approaches to collaborative research.

AusStage is committed to collecting and sharing information about Australian live performance as an ongoing, open-access and collaborative endeavour. Our project office and server infrastructure are housed at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. Our users come from across Australia and around the world.

By sharing our knowledge through AusStage, we can learn more about Australian performance than ever before.


  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Mime
  • Opera
  • Puppetry
  • Theatre


  • Digital collections
  • Research