Conda Awards 2018 Highlights

Check out this wonderful video done by our major sponsor Out of the Square of all of the highlights of this year’s awards ceremony.


Conda Winners 2018

What a superb night we had at the 40th annual Conda Awards Ceremony. All who attended had a wonderful time filled with smiles, laughs and good entertainment amongst our theatre community. Click here to see the list of winners and photos.

Conda Awards 2018 SOLD OUT

We are excited to announce that our ceremony for 2018 has sold out. Everyone is excited with anticipation for Saturday night. There are plenty of wonderful surprises in stall and headlined by our wonderful host David Harris. Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for all of the winners and photos from the night.

Conda Awards Nominations 2018


In celebration of 40 years of the CONDA Awards, we launched a new look and brand new trophy design.

Click here to see all of the nominations

Conda Awards Nominations Launch 2018

We are very excited to announce that this year’s CONDA NOMINATIONS LAUNCH will be held at The Victoria Theatre on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH.

In celebration of 40 years of the CONDA Awards, this year’s launch will also feature some VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS about the ceremony and the future directions of CONDA.

Nominations will be announced from 6:30pm.

Refreshments will be available (for a small donation)

New Conda Judge Announced

We are thrilled to announce a brand new Conda judge joining the team for the 2019 Conda season and beyond. Conda Inc wishes to welcome Anna Lambert on board for the soon to commence new season of judging. Anna replaces one of our departing judges Shane Bransdon.

Conda Summit 2018- Workshops and Layout

CONDA Summit 2018: Inspiration ~ Education ~ Collaboration is just over a week away and we have such a fantastic line up for the day as per the attachment. Check it out now in link below and come along to the event Saturday the 29th of September.

Tickets are available at

CONDA Summit

Conda Summit 2018

The 3rd annual CONDA Summit is coming up very soon!

This year’s CONDA Summit: Inspiration ~ Education ~ Collaboration aims, once again, to encourage and facilitate collaboration, theatre arts training and growth.

We have a fantastic Keynote Speaker Tyran Parke, who was born and raised in Newcastle and has a reputation as one of Australia’s most exciting directors. Winner of a Green Room Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Tyran’s international career includes credits in musical theatre, plays, Shakespeare, cabarets, concerts and operas for both Directing and Acting.

The Summit also includes a forum discussing the engagement and growth of audience base in Newcastle, a panel of industry experts and a wide range of workshops lead by local practitioners including script writing, acting, voice studies, movement studies, technical elements and marketing and social media. Plus a directing workshop led by Tyran.

We are also really excited to introduce Youth Workshops for ages 12-16 in the areas of Musical Theatre, Play-building and Technical.

CONDA Summit: Inspiration ~ Education ~ Collaboration
WHERE: SPCC Theatre, Cnr Harriet and Station Street Waratah

8.30am-10.30am Youth Workshops
10.30am Summit Opens
11.00am Youth Summit Performance
11.10am Welcome
11.20am Youth Ambassadors report
11.30am Keynote Address
11.50am Panel Discussion
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm Workshop Session 1
3.30pm Workshop Session 2
5.00pm. Summit Closes

Tickets are available at

Condabalooza Wrap Up

A magnificent night was had at our 5th annual Condabalooza event and Conda Inc’s 40th Birthday was celebrated in style. Some much needed funds were raised to go towards our 2018 Conda Summit “Inspiration. Education. Collaboration”. Check out the event pages for all of the photos from the night.

Condabalooza Update and Bookings

The annual fundraiser and all round fun night out Condabalooza will be back at the Gallipoli Club on Beaumont St, Hamilton on Saturday the 11th of August. Since we are celebrating our 40th birthday for Conda Inc the theme of the night is taking you back to the first Condas of 1979 with that also being the dress code. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at and search for Condabalooza. Get in quick tickets selling fast!

Dates Announced for 2018

Our calendar year has been announced for 2018 for dates to put aside for our major events from Conda. Our major Conda Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday the 1st of December at Wests in the Starlight Room. The annual fundraiser and all round fun night out Condabalooza will be back at the Gallipoli Club on Beaumont St, Hamilton on Saturday the 11th of August. Our Conda Summit will be upping the ante this year to bring workshops and experience for the theatre community of all ages at St Philip’s Christian College on Saturday the 29th of September. And finally our nomination launch for the Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday the 13th of November. Further details and ticket purchase all to come soon.

2018 Conda Committee Announced

On Tuesday February the 6th we held our annual AGM and our new committee was voted.

President – Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum

Secretary – Graeme Black

Treasurer – Melanie Hunt

CONDA Judge’s Representative – Michelle Gosper

Committee Members – Andrew Black, Michael Cooper, Alison Lobb, James Tolhurst, Chelsea Willis.

2018 Conda AGM

Our AGM for 2018 where we discuss things Conda and select a new committee will be on Tuesday the 6th of February at Newcastle Theatre Company on DeVitre St, New Lambton at 7pm. We encourage anyone from the Hunter region theatre community to come along and have a say on where the Condas are heading and submit some new ideas as well for 2018 and beyond.

2017 Conda Awards Winners

Our winners for the 2017 CONDA Awards were announced on Saturday the 2nd of December at Wests.

Click here to see the full list of winners

2017 Ceremony SOLD OUT!!!

We are very excited to announce that after 6 days of being on sale out Awards Ceremony for 2017 has officially sold. No doubt it will be the hottest ticket in town come December. The event will hold 400+ and we can’t thank the community enough as well as feeling proud that the event has become such a spectacle with now our 4th year in a row in the Starlight Room at Wests. Congratulations to everyone involved.

2017 Nominations Announced

Our nominees for the 2017 CONDA Awards were announced on Thursday the 9th of November at Wests as we launched our Ceremony.

Click here to see the full list of nominees for 2017.

2017 Nominations and Ceremony Announcements

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Saturday the 2nd of December at Wests in the Starlight Room. Tickets will be going on sale the first week of November. Booking information and link to follow. Our nominations for the 2017 CONDA Awards will also be announced at Wests at The Terrace Bar at 6pm on Thursday the 6th of November. Once announced all of the nominations will be available for viewing on the website and Facebook page for CONDA Inc.

2017 Theatre Summit

We held our Summit for 2017 on Saturday the 9th of September at St Phillip’s Christian College. Click here to check out the day and photos

2017 Theatre Summit Announced

Below are the details for our Theatre Summit this year that will take place on Saturday the 9th of September at St Phillip’s Christian College. All ticketing information within the flyer.

2017 Condabalooza

We held our fundraiser extravaganza on Saturday July 15th, 2017.

Click here to check out the page and photos.

2017 Condabalooza Annouced!!!

CONDA INC presents CONDABALOOZA, but not as you know it!

ROCKSTAR CONDABALOOZA will be the ultimate theatre community event! Enjoy a delicious dinner at Lizotte’s as you’re entertained by some of Newcastle’s most talented and/or ‘interesting’ performers. Our Open Mic performers are sure to bring a variety of talents, and by popular demand, our lip-sync battle will return.

There will be raffles galore, and it wouldn’t be a theatre event without a costume – we will be awarding the best dressed ROCKSTAR a special prize.

Tickets are $20/person and available through the link provided. Book your seat or a table for your gang, but quick- these won’t last long! Food and drinks are not included in the ticket price, but you can order from Lizotte’s delicious menu!

The Open Mic isn’t just for singing. We’re encouraging anyone who can do stand-up comedy, dance, fortune telling, Hungarian stick dancing and Mongolian throat singing to get involved (if you can’t do these, that’s okay- we still want you!)
Open Mic is open to anyone and doesn’t have to be a solo act! Spaces are limited and will be randomly selected, so please email by 30th June to register your interest. Those selected will be notified by 3rd July. In your entry, please include any tech requirements, and stay tuned for more information!

2017 Conda Committee Elected

On Thursday February the 2nd we held our annual AGM and our new committee was voted. There was a fantastic turnout of people from a variety of theatre companies and associates. Some changes to the constitution were also made and voted on.

President  – Daniel Stoddart

Secretary – Graeme Black

Treasurer – Alison Lobb

CONDA Judge’s Representative – Carl Gregory

Committee Members – Karen Birrell, Andrew Black, Drew Holmes, Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum and James Tolhurst.

2016 Conda Awards

On Saturday 26th November the 2016 Conda Awards Ceremony was held at Wests Leagues Club in the Starlight Room. The night was an enormous success and was a wonderful get together for the Newcastle theatre community.

Click here for all winners

2016 Conda Awards Nominations

On Monday the 7th of November 2016 at Civic Digest the nominations for the 2016 Conda Awards was announced.

Click here for all nominations

2016 Nominations Launch & Conda Awards Announced

On Monday the 7th of November the 38th Conda Award nominations will be announced at Civic Digest cafe and bar at the Civic Theatre at 6pm. The launch is open to the public for everyone. The 38th Conda Awards Ceremony will be presented at Wests New Lambton’s Starlight Room on Saturday, November 26 at 7:30pm. Tickets are now on sale for that. Show tickets cost $35 and have a program included, Cocktail and Show package ticket is $65 and also includes food, drink and a program.

Book all tickets through Wests on phone 4935 1200 or online at

2016 Theatre Company Leaders Summit

On Saturday the 10th of September 2016 at the Boulevard on Beaumont we hosted our 1st Leaders Summit with the representatives from all of the theatre companies over Newcastle. From Condabalooza we were able to secure the funds to put on the event.

Click here to view page

2016 Condabalooza

We held our fundraiser extravaganza on Saturday July 2nd, 2016.

Click here to check out photos from the event

2016 Condabalooza Announced

We are excited to announce the date for this year’s Condabalooza. Saturday July 2nd at The Gallipoli Club on Beaumont St we are hosting “BINGO UNDER THE BIG TOP” with a circus theme to the night. The night will be filled with entertainment, games, prizes, raffles, auctions and many good times. Details below.

Flyer Front 2016 Flyer Back

2016 Conda Committee Elected

On Tuesday February the 9th we held our annual AGM and our new committee was voted.

President  – Daniel Stoddart

SecretaryGraeme Black

Treasurer – Artemis Horton

CONDA Judge’s Representative – Michael Cooper

Committee Members – Martin Adnum, Andrew Black, Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum, Hayley Stoddart and James Tolhurst.

2015 Conda Award Winners


List of the 2015 CONDA Winners


2015 Awards Ceremony Latest News

The 2015 Conda Awards Ceremony will be held at Wests Leagues Club on Saturday November 28th. Last year’s ceremony was a huge success and we plan to up the ante with a bigger and better show to celebrate the year in Newcastle Theatre.

Tickets go on sale next week and the event is expected this year to sell out given the massive success of 2014. There are 10 people to a table and tickets can be bought for $25 each. If you wish to go in style why not come along to Pre Show Cocktail Party with finger food served and a ticket to the event. This is a wonderful opportunity to mingle and catch up with our theatre community. Tickets for this are $65 and include a program.

The nominations launch will be held at Deco Cafe Bar (formally Agosti bar and cafe) (at the end of Darby Street) on Tuesday November 17th at 6pm where this years Conda nominations will be announced. We encourage theatre companies or representatives of our many theatre companies to come along and support.

We are currently calling for supporters for the Ceremony. Each year the Ceremony costs CONDA Inc a considerable amount of money to stage and present and we couldn’t do this without the generosity of companies and individuals within the community. We would love you to become a supporter by making a donation anywhere from $100 and up. You may like to consider donating $350 as this covers the cost of one CONDA trophy. However, any amount helps and would be graciously accepted. Please contact us if you would like to become a supporter. All supporters are represented in the program and on the screens at the ceremony.

We are also after expressions of interest for anyone who wishes to advertise in this years Conda program for any businesses or promotion of upcoming productions or companies, studios and schools. Prices are the same as last year with $440 for a full page ad, $220 for a 1/2 page ad and $110 for a 1/4 page ad. For anyone wishing to participate please notify myself via email and send through a high quality JPEG of your ad. Feel free to pass information onto anyone else who may wish to advertise outside of the immediate theatre community.

We encourage all theatre companies to send through to us photos of any of their productions this year. 4 photos from each production would be ideal. We wish to include these in our program as well as in our video shown at the ceremony of all productions staged this last year. Send through your JPEG images to myself or We MUST have these by END of OCTOBER.

2014 Awards Ceremony

Thank you to all who have supported the CONDAS in 2014. The Awards Ceremony was well attended and the atmosphere was sensational. It was a wonderful night to celebrate the 2014 year of theatre. A video has been produced by our friends at Out Of the Square Media (OOTS), which captures the feel of the night.  Please click this link to watch the 4 minute video.


Congratulations to Michael Cooper & Carl Gregory! These respected individuals will be joining the judging panel for the 2015 CONDA season (which started 1/11/14).

Please ensure that you invite Michael and Carl along to judge your productions. Their contact details are on the updated forms in the ‘Judging Criteria’ section of this website.




Notice of Changes- Announcement

Changes to the judging of CONDA shows have been made and were announced at the CONDA Inc annual general meeting on 12/02/14.

Please download the announcement by clicking the link below:

CONDA announcement 12-02-14