Are you interested in the history of the arts in Australia?
Some of the Australia's most beloved artistic companies such as Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet Foundation and Bell Shakespeare share the same roots: The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.
We have digitised our comprehensive collection of the AETT Annual Reports, Trust News and performance programs to form an online archive that is freely available to the public. Read about Australia's most significant artistic milestones along with the trials and tribulations of the arts in Australia since the foundation of The Trust in 1954.
Explore the early days of the innovative companies such as the Trust Players and the Trust Orchestras, as well as how companies such as Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet Foundation came to fruition. Our Trust News collection details the many events supported by The Trust including national tours and visiting international companies.
You are invited to browse this resource at your leisure or use the ‘search’ function at the top of each page to find a specific event, company or artist. This is a completely free resource and we hope that, with the continued support of the public, it will continue to grow.
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