Essential Theatre are a proud independent Australian theatre company with over 18 years experience. They have established themslves as a leading national touring company known for their creative and dynamic Shakespeare productions. 

Shakespeare in the Vines is a unique tour of Shakespeare's classics to some of Australia's most spectacular wineries and gardens. This program has grown from strength to strength since 2003, ensuring the longevity of an ambitious and entrepreneurial Victorian theatre company.

These passionate theatre makers re-interpret the classic texts for modern audiences delivering vibrant and engaging productions.

Alongside this program Essential Theatre has produced numerous new Australian works, 

all of which have been critically acclaimed by Victorian audiences & critics. They enjoy the challenge of creating and presenting new work and look forward to their next project when the time is right.