Showcase Victoria Format


Showcase Victoria is an annual multi-day event connecting performers with venues and audiences through a program of outstanding live performance.

To encourage a diverse range of work, the event program is streamed into the following different sessions.

Main Stage Performances

Works of scale of all genres suitable for the main stages of performing arts centres.

Small Stage Performances

One to three handers suitable for a variety of spaces including black boxes, halls, galleries, libraries and festivals.

Music Performances

Original and/or contemporary music suitable for a range of spaces and venues from main stages to community halls and foyers to festivals.

Each session is made up of a curated combination of:


Excerpts are 12 minute live performances designed to give attendees a taste of what they can expect from your show. They are followed by a 4-minute Q&A session which also allows for changeover to the next presentation. All Excerpts have a technical rehearsal.


Pitches are 8 minute live presentations during which you can use digital materials such as PowerPoint and video to explain your work. Pitches are followed by a 4-minute Q&A session which also allows for changeover to the next presentation. Pitches do not contain any live performance element and there is no rehearsal but your digital materials will be pre-tested.


Installations are examples of site-specific and experiential work that will be dotted around the venue for attendees to discover during the breaks.

Speed Dating

Speed Dating matches producers & performance-makers with venues & programmers for quick-fire conversation and relationship-building.


A trade fair-style expo where producers and performance-makers with can connect and interact with venues and programmers.


Applications are now closed

Applications to participate in the Showcase Victoria 2020 program have now closed. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on next year’s event or contact us here.