Poetry In Action…

Bringing poetry
to life through

Unlocking the power of words

Poetry In Action is an innovative touring theatre company with an enduring dedication to unlocking the power of words for everyone.

We create professional theatre performances based on poetry to demonstrate the power and beauty of language to our audiences.

Our dynamic mode of theatre has seen our emergence as one of Australia’s most extensively travelled theatre companies, with our expanding geographical footprint now bringing poetry to life for thousands of young audience members across metropolitan regional and remote Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. We aim to positively impact audiences and foster an articulate, expressive and creative world. If you don’t see your location give us a call – we’d love to try and make it work for you!

We perform in the below areas (and more!)

As we enter our seventeenth year in 2023, our teams are excited to continue discovering more horizons than ever before! Will you join us?

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School Shows

Experience the joy and wonder of poetry brought to life in your own schools across Australia. Since 2006 Poetry in Action’s landmark education program has broken down barriers between poetry and modern audiences while also building bridges between contemporary poets and their storied predecessors. Our four live theatre shows will leave your students inspired, confident and filled with inspiration.


For Business

As masters of poetry, theatre and the spoken word, PIA’s key artists have many years of focussed, practical experience in performance, poetry and text skills, rhetoric, theatre-making, team building and much more. Our program is aimed at challenging the way you , your employees and colleagues think, speak and communicate. Offering fresh insights into how they can maximise their potential.

For Teachers

We let you into our rehearsal room to show you how PIA artists prepare some of Australia’s most compelling educational learning. Our very own Lead Teaching Artist Erica Lovell will provide you with a step by step process to rediscover your own passion for teaching poetry as well as tips and tricks for harnessing performance techniques to further engage your students in experiential learning.

Acknowledgment of Country

Poetry In Action acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation who are the traditional custodians of the land on where Poetry In Action is based. We pay respect to the Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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