Alliance Francaise and La Mama Courthouse

After Stork Hotel’s owners sold the building, Stork Theatre found a new home on the road. Stork was first invited for a three-year residency in the grand mansion Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, the French language and cultural institute in St Kilda.

“The Stork Theatre has relocated from its longtime venue in the Stork Hotel in Elizabeth Street to the Alliance Francaise. The lines of sight in the space were not always perfect, and the seating was fairly basic, but there was something fundamentally and nakedly theatrical about the wonderful productions we saw there”.
The Age Melbourne Magazine – April 2009

From 2009 to 2011, Stork Theatre continued to adapt great works of Western literature into finely tuned theatrical experiences and commissioned new plays.

In 2013 Stork Theatre returned to the inner city, staging the Australian premiere of THE PENELOPIAD, Margaret Atwood’s new play, at La Mama Courthouse.


The grand mansion of the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne

Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, Grey street, St Kilda

The 2013 production of The Penelopiad was held at La Mama Courthouse

The Penelopiad, La Mama Courthouse