about us


Who are we

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 over 40 years. As a theatre resource and service organization, our role is to offer professional support and affordable performance space to artists and arts organisations living and working throughout the Northern Territory.

It is our goal to continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring that our rich and culturally diverse legacy of stories find their way to the Brown’s Mart stage and into the hearts of our audiences.

Our programs

Brown’s Mart provides resources and support to NT based theatre and live performance creators through the following initiatives:   

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) - is the annual curated season of new Territory theatre produced for the Brown’s Mart stage and its affiliates.

CO-OP - offers theatre artists a forum for creating work of a more commercial nature.

EDUCATION - provides senior school students with access to professionally produced syllabus-linked work 

SHARE (Community Access Program) – Venue Management – Production Resources – Professional Development – Information – Advocacy – Auspice. Through SHARE 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.

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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


General Enquiries

P: 08 8981 5522
(during normal business
hours only)

E: admin@brownsmart.com.au

Theatre Entrance
Side entry Cnr Smith Street &
Harry Chan Avenue

[opposite bus terminal]