Essence Productions, Werribee Park’s resident independent theatre company brings immersive theatre to the magnificent historic mansion and surrounds. Employing a core group of professional actors and backstage crew, they focus on bringing unique Australian stories to life through live performance.
A must see when visiting the surrounding attractions of Melbourne’s west.

Essence also creates original multi-award winning plays performed and toured around Victoria and interstate.

Jack & Millie

We all respond differently to life changing news. Millie, a fifty something professional at the peak of her career, is about to find out just how quickly life can change when she’s diagnosed with breast cancer.

New dates for the Athenaeum: 30th of April, 4th, 5th, 6th of May

This play is on the 2022 VCE Drama playlist.

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the mansion shows are back!

Based on the true stories of the Chirnside family (19th century wealthy squatters), this play combines history, scary elements and comedy.

Two actors as 'Maggie' the head maid and 'Mr Duncan' the head butler will guide you through the mansion. The the story unfolds as you move from room to room
and ascend the grand staircase.

This is an exciting event full of surprises and ends with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink.