Melbourne Theatre Company announced today it will introduce a new Artist Nights initiative in 2016, providing practicing theatre artists and creatives with access to subsidised $29 tickets to all MTC mainstage productions.

MTC’s Artist Nights initiative is designed to enable artists to see the work of their peers for an affordable price, as well as providing the chance to socialise and network with other members of the industry pre and post-show.

MTC’s Artist Nights will operate as a season membership with an administration fee of $10, allowing artists to purchase one discounted ticket to a specified performance for each MTC mainstage production. To qualify for the membership, individuals must be a practicing performer, designer, composer, playwright, dramaturg, choreographer or director regularly working within the theatre industry.

MTC will hold its first Artist Night this Saturday 23 January for Ladies in Black, the new Australian musical written by Carolyn Burns with music and lyrics by Tim Finn.

For more information about MTC’s Artist Nights and how to access tickets visit