ABOUT BROWN'S MART
Who are we
Standing proudly on Larrakia land and housed in one of the most significant heritage buildings in the heart of Darwin city, Brown’s Mart is an iconic, much loved performance space that has been the centre of community arts development for nearly 50 years. We deliver a varied program of creative development, residencies and presentation. Engaging with artists from across the Top End, we provide the opportunity for artists and audiences to connect with our unique space.
It is the only venue in Darwin that supports a continuous program of new, local theatre in an intimate setting and welcoming atmosphere, entertaining audiences with stories that are engaging, culturally diverse and thought provoking.
Brown’s Mart provides resources and support to NT based theatre and live performance creators through the following initiatives:
DARWIN AIRPORT BUILD UP - (Seeding & Development) NT based artists and artistic teams will be offered the opportunity of a residency in order to investigate, explore and develop new ideas for theatre and live performance.
SHIMMER (Presentation) - annual presentation of new Territory theatre produced for the Brown’s Mart stage and its affiliates.
FIRST NATIONS - presentation of works curated and created by First Nation artists.
DIVERSITY - presentation of works from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
EDUCATION - provides senior school students with access to professionally produced syllabus-linked work.
ENGAGE (Community Access Program) - Through ENGAGE Brown’s Mart aims to provide affordable access and technical support to local community based groups wishing to present original live performance at the Brown’s Mart Theatre. For more details on our artistic programs refer to our ARTISTS page.
Brown's Mart Arts Ltd
(T/as Brown’s Mart Theatre)
ABN: 67 141 763 895
12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801