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SPARC Theatre

Photo by Rachel Edward

The SPARC Theatre program is inclusive of people who live in supported accommodation in the City of Port Phillip. SPARC Theatre meet weekly to explore drama, acting, singing and other art forms. SPARC membership is free and the group is supported by an Artistic Director and two support staff. 

SPARC Theatre is celebrating the end of 2014 in style by presenting

'A Very SPARCly Xmas' 

Tuesday 16 December at 6.30pm
The St Kilda Parish Mission Church, Corner of Chapel and Carlisle Street, Balaclava
The show goes for 50 minutes

Join the SPARC group and the church congregation for carols,’ faux’ carols and a special Christmas Service from Reverend John Tansey, St Kilda Uniting Church.

The show is free however places are limited, so get in quick!

To book your place email Cathy Horsley, Community Cultural Development Officer or telephone (03) 9209 6530


SPARCARNIVAL was on Saturday 25 May 2014

Check out the photos here on the SPARC Facebook page:


Photos by Rachel Edward

Weekly Activity (35 weeks per year)

SPARC Theatre weekly workshops are held at the St Kilda Uniting Care Church, 101 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. Check out the flier. SPARC_SRS_flier.pdf

Please contact The Community Cultural Development Officer if you would like more information about upcoming workshops. Tel. (03) 9209 6530 or Email

SPARC Theatre is free to participants and transport assistance is provided for those living locally.


SPARC Theatre Statement of Purpose



Recent Projects

In May 2013 SPARC Theatre and RAG Theatre collaborated on a 15 week creative development called Prom Night.
Check out the short video of the Prom Night showing here:


Photo by Rachel Edward

Past Performances/Projects

Collectable - 2010-2011

A multi faceted arts project including songwriting, composition, pop-up choir and storytelling.

Artwork by Hermione Baddley

Listen Here to a music track created as part of the  Collectable project: BLUE_ANGEL_mixdown.mp3

HitchHiker - 2009

Presented by SPARC Theatre and The Blue Octopus Ensemble. Special guest Justine Sless. Theatre Works, Acland Street St Kilda 5th - 8th November 2009




Photo by Paul Dunn

Watch a short video of Hitchhiker here:

A Cup of Tea With Aunty Marge, 2008

SPARC premiered a new work 'A Cup of Tea With Aunty Marge' as part of the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival at Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street St Kilda. Thursday 2nd October at 2.00pm, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October.

Watch a short video of A Cup of Tea With Aunty Marge here:

Crisis & Rhapsody, 2007

A collaboration with RAG Theatre, Theatre Works

Watch a short video of Crisis and Rhapsody here:

SPARC's Fly, 2006

SPARC's Fly was the first major production by SPARC. SPARC's Fly traced the early lives, loves and careers of the performers.

Watch a short video of SPARC's Fly here:

Awards and Grants

Crisis & Rhapsody was awarded the inaugural Fringe Festival Community Cultural Development Award, sponsored by VicHealth.

In 2009 SPARC received funding through the VicHealth Community Participation Scheme.

In 2008 SPARC Theatre were the recipients of Australia Council Community Partnerships funding. The Australia Council for the Arts awarded SPARC Theatre $15,000 to continue to expand and develop in 2008.

SPARC received funding from the Jack Brockhoff Foundation for their 2008 show.

Use Contact Us or eServices to ask us a question, request information or give us feedback online. If you prefer phone ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777 and ask for Access Arts.

Photos by Paul Dunn, Johdi Zutt, Rachel Edward