Siren Theatre Co inspires artists and audiences with

bold imaginative experiences.


“Bloody Incredible... I literally sat there with my jaw dropped... never have I seen poetic drama so vividly realised by a performance...chilling subconscious menagerie struggling beneath our waking state.” - Miles Merrill

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Siren Theatre Co is an independent professional theatre company based in Sydney.  Since 1997 the company has commissioned and produced new Australian plays,classics, made plays for young people and families, partnered with producing and presenting organisations to give our vital audiences bold imaginative experiences.

Siren is always evolving but these things hold true: the work would look ridiculous in other mediums; always tell a good story; keep the actor at the centre of the work; don’t add to the crap in the world; the work will be beautiful, rigorous, imaginative and timely.

Kate Gaul - Artistic Director


Freelance Theatre Director/Designer. NIDA 1996 (Directing Course), Anne Bogart SITI Company NYC 2005. Associate Director Ensemble Theatre 2004/5. Festival Director World Interplay 2009/11.  Festival Director Short Play Festival Canberra 2013 - 2015, Cabaret Sydney 2014, Mardi Gras Parade Creative Director 2015/16.


Kate’s directing credits include plays, opera, physical theatre, devised works, and classics for theatre companies and schools in Australia. Kate has won numerous awards across the fields of directing and design. She is Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co where her passion is for text-based drama challenges artists and audiences to have bold imaginative experiences. Kate’s play – Fatboy has been produced twice and she has written and directed two short films – Embrace and Cake. 


In 2019 Kate has produced and directed The Moors (by Jen Silverman) and curated PLAYLIST both in conjunction with Seymour Centre and Mardi Gras; directed a stage version of Janne Teller’s YA novel Nothing for Blue Cow (Tasmania) and produce the NSW tour of the production.


Kate remounted Opera Australia's By the Light of the Moon for a schools tour and directed Hansel und Gretel for Pacific Opera.

Kate directed the spectacular, gender-bending HMS Pinafore for a Sydney season in 2019 and its NSW tour in 2020. The production returns to Sydney in 2021 as part of Sydney Festival (Parramatta Riverside Theatre).