Richard Watts

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts

Richard's Latest Articles


How do your finances affect your arts practice?

We’re all familiar with the myth of the starving artist, but would you make art differently if you had more…


How to work the room

You see them at parties and opening nights, those well-connected people who seem to be able to speak with everyone…



EMI: The sixth studio album from Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós is the group’s most introspective and ambient release to…


The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge

NEXT WAVE: A thoughtful, playful, evocative and transformative live art experience centred around and upon Melbourne’s Yarra River.


Justin Hamilton: The Goodbye Guy

MICF: Stand-up comedians are rarely more meta, or better, than Justin Hamilton, who farewells his festival career to date with…


The Importance of Being Earnest

MTC: Wildean wit and wordplay coupled with Geoffrey Rush’s superb turn as Lady Bracknell ensure Simon Phillips’ last production for…


Return to Earth

MTC: A story of returning, reconnecting and belonging, Lally Katz’s hybrid of melodrama and magic realism never quite finds its…


Holding the Man

STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF SA: Based on the best-selling book by Timothy Conigrave, Tommy Murphy's play is a heartfelt, hilarious…


Namatjira - 2011

MALTHOUSE: Theatre at its most moving, storytelling at its best; this Big hART production is the must-see show of the…



MTC: For all its strengths, there’s something of the air of a Hollywood sequel about this new production of Shakespeare’s…

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