Hayes Theatre Co is named after Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes AM. Honouring the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners.
Hayes Theatre Co is a venue located at 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, with a focus on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. By providing venue space to newly mounted productions Hayes Theatre Co is a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists, as well as providing a permanent location in Sydney for New Musicals Australia.
Hayes Theatre Co presents a range of performances, from re-imagined classic musicals, new work from Australia and overseas, cabaret, and children’s productions, and connects with an already established music theatre-loving audience in Sydney. This intimate venue gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy an up-close-and-personal music theatre experience.
Nancye Hayes is one of Australian musical theatre's true triple threats, being a superb dancer, fine singer, actor, and now also a choreographer, director and teacher. She has performed and starred in numerous musicals in Australia such as Promises, Promises, Cabaret, Pippin, Irene, Nine, Sweeney Todd, Chicago, Annie, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Follies in Concert and Showboat to only name a few.
Ms Hayes has received many accolades for her contribution to the Australian theatre scene which include two Helpmann awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Variety Club, the Green Room Awards Association and the Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2011 Nancye was honoured to be a recipient of the JC Williamson Award that recognises outstanding contribution to the Australian Live Performance Industry and in 1981 her services to the performing arts were recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia.