A celebration of Australian Theatre in the heart of The Hills


Under the inaugural theme Australian Voices, the Pioneer Play Festival is an exciting new program of performances, workshops and discussions bringing together theatre makers, schools and communities from across Sydney. 



The Pioneer Play Awards will present an adult and junior writer with a cash prize, staging and gala presentation.

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boy out of the country

Felix Nobis' heartfelt play about family, community and urban development makes it's NSW premiere.

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 Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills

Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills

The Pioneer Play Festival, focusing on theatre craft, is an exciting new opportunity to showcase the creativity, inclusion and arts capacity of The Hills Shire. Local artists will benefit from the building of skills, networks and performance opportunities, and our residents will have a great new opportunity to experience original Australian work in the beautiful new Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill.
— Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire