The Pram Factory archive

The Australian Performing Group at the Pram Factory

The Pram Factory website has been archived at the request of the Theatre and Dance Platform to preserve the history of this iconic Australian theatre institution. View the archived website capturing history, a chronology of shows, pictures, and memories from the Pram Factory family.

The Pram Factory website was developed by Suzanne Ingleton, with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts and The Myer Foundation. The website was live until September 2018 when the content was donated to the University of Melbourne and the website was archived at the request of the Theatre and Dance Platform on the Archive-It website as part of the Culture and the Arts, Organisations (non-University) collection.

About the Pram Factory

The Australian Performing Group was an agent of change and, some thirty years after its demise, its seminal influence on the cultural life of Australia is at last recognised. It stimulated a whole generation to see themselves in a new light, to see their culture emerge as truly Australian and to claim it thus. From the creative community that was the Pram Factory came many gifted writers and actors, directors of film, theatre and TV, artists, musicians and singers, circus performers, arts administrators and community artists. It is unique in the history of the arts in Australia, maybe in the world. It was very much of its time, and was at the cutting edge of theatre, new left politics, comedy, popular theatre, new Australian writing, puppetry and of course, circus. Circus Oz remains the last, great living branch of the Pram Factory tree.

Visit the archived Pram Factory website

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