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Queensland Theatre at Home — FAQs

More information about how we film Queensland Theatre at Home productions and how to watch them online.

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Enjoy the best seats in your house!

In a first for Queensland Theatre, we are partnering with Australian Theatre Live to bring you high quality, high-definition recordings from our 2021 Season.

These productions will each be available to watch online for one week.

TAMING OF THE SHREW
By William Shakespeare
Streamed 14 – 20 Jun

RETURN TO THE DIRT

By Steve Pirie
Available 22 – 28 Nov

ROBYN ARCHER:

An Australian Songbook

Available 13 – 19 Dec

It’s the next best thing to taking a seat with the audience and is a perfect present for friends and family who can’t join you in Brisbane.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Australian Theatre Live?
Australian Theatre Live is a production company specialising in filming live theatre with all the essence and energy of the original performance.

The team, led by Logie-winning actor Grant Dodwell, actor/writer/producer Raj Sidhu and film/television producer Peter Hiscock, capture the play using wide shots, close-ups and establishing shots from multiple camera points and concealed microphones. Their cameras place you in the heart of the audience, while the production is filmed as performed, rather than being performed to be filmed.

I’m attending a filmed performance, what will this mean for me?
Australian Theatre Live’s multiple cameras will be positioned around the theatre but won’t impact your view of the performance. The cameras in the seating bank will be the same height as the seated audience and the seats immediately around the camera positions will be kept empty.

Individual audience members won’t be filmed, there won’t be close-ups of anyone but the actors. The Bille Brown Theatre is an intimate space and occasional ‘shoot off’ angles by the camera crew may include some general audience as the action on stage is followed, but Australian Theatre Live don’t intend to make audience members a focus of the filming.

Taming of the Shrew filming
Taming of the Shrew filming

How does Queensland Theatre at Home operate?
Our digital series will be available to watch on your computer, tablet, mobile or SmartTV via our Vimeo OnDemand channel. Each production will be available for one week at a time, and you are welcome to watch as many times as you like during the access period.

Due to licensing restrictions, our productions will only be available for viewers in Australia.

How much does it cost?

  • Productions cost $60 per household, or save with a bundle and buy all three shows for $150.
  • Group screenings cost $180, including additional digital content. Posters and programs can be sent out upon request.
  • Schools cost $290, including classroom resources. Find out more about school screening dates and bookings.

How long do I have to watch the productions?
Your access will be available throughout the scheduled viewing week and you are welcome to watch as many times as you like during this period.

How do I access the productions?

You will be emailed a link confirming your purchase. During the streaming week, you just need to log into your Queensland Theatre ticketing account. Under your profile, you’ll find your purchased production ready to start streaming via the Vimeo OnDemand platform. The specific dates for each production are listed above.

I don’t have my access link, where can I find it?
Your access email will be sent from digital@queenslandtheatre.com.au, please check your junk folder and add this address to your safe-senders list. If you haven’t received the email, please contact sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au for assistance.

What devices can I watch the productions on?
Our digital productions will be available to watch on your computer, tablet, mobile or SmartTV. More information can be found on the Vimeo website.

How do I watch a production on my TV?
You can use Chromecast or Apple AirPlay to stream a production to your SmartTV from your phone or tablet device. There is also a Vimeo app available for Apple TV. If compatible with your SmartTV, another option is to use a HDMI cord to connect a laptop. More information about TV viewing can be found on the Vimeo website.

I can’t get the content to stream, what do I do?
You can get more information from the Help section on the Vimeo OnDemand website for setting up and troubleshooting a range of viewing and playback options.

Why does the video keep buffering or not playing smoothly?
This is often to do with the quality of your internet speed at the time of viewing. Vimeo’s Help section has more information about improving your viewing experience.

What if I need more assistance?
Vimeo has a detailed Help section to assist with technical issues and you can also contact them directly for support. For assistance with purchasing Queensland Theatre at Home access or general queries about the digital series, please contact us via sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au or phone 1800 355 528 from 9.30am – 5.00pm, weekdays.