Our Goal

We are dedicated to filling the gap in the current Australian performing arts industry by meeting the desire for deeper connections particularly, but not exclusively between Australian and Asian culture. We hope to reimagine artworks within different cultural elements and as a result create meaningful ground breaking artworks that strengthens diversity and bonds between different cultures.

Our Mission

We aim to bridge the Australian and Asian cross-cultural performing arts sector, by being a leading facilitator that fosters mutual conversation, partnerships, as well as networking and exchange between artists and audiences using multiple theatre forms across different cultures and continents.

Our Vision

We strive to promote intercultural performing arts development in Australia and promote growing links with other countries, fostering a friendly globalised arts industry. 

Who are we

Cross Encounters is a professional award winning performing arts show producer, performer, event presenter and organiser and we are the first independent non-profit performing arts organisation in Melbourne that has a particular focus on the exchange and communication between Australian and Chinese theatre.

Cross Encounters is a performing arts company dedicated to creating innovative intercultural theatre, stage and screen productions. We combine the best of the Australian and Asian performing arts sectors, to lead and foster mutual conversations, partnerships, as well as networking and exchange opportunities between artists and audiences. Our groundbreaking artworks strengthen diversity and bonds between different cultures, promote intercultural performing arts in Australia, expand Australia’s cultural links with Asia and foster a vibrant, globalised arts industry.

Cross Encounters is Melbourne’s first and currently only fully accredited Chinese-Australian performing arts organisation.