Our Story

Under the artistic direction of Valley Lipcer and in collaboration with a miscellany of talented artists, Roundabout Theatre has created a huge body of work over the past 15 years, enchanting tens of thousands of people at hundreds of festivals and events across the country.

Family shows, school shows, immersive theatre worlds, self-led theatre adventures, installations, intimate roaming performances, playful art making in public places, social change street theatre and kid led festivals and events.

All of our shows, creative place-making events and festivals are developed to inspire imagination, wonder, story and creativity and to cultivate deep connections between people, communities and the non-human world.


We create original works iteratively and curiously and reinvent ourselves all the time.

We are proud to be outlandish, different and bold attempters of impossible feats.

We are adaptable and collaborative.

We cherish our raw spontaneous imagination and playful spirit in both our creative process and productions.

We believe art should be accessible to everyone and include everyone.

We invite audiences to co-create the live experience with us through authentic and empowering interaction.

We want to create a legacy of joy, magic and possibility thinking in every space we perform.

We love the non-human world and we make sure we tread softly and gently in all of our interactions and processes.


✹Artistic Director→Valley Lipcer

Valley Lipcer is a theatre-maker, creative producer, director and performer with 25 years, experience presenting theatre in public spaces, both nationally and internationally.

For all of her projects she brings the same rigorous design process in world building, experience mapping and dramaturgy:exploring how theatre can inhabit, enliven and respond to public spaces; how audience agency can be meaningfully built into a show narrative; and how ‘worlds’ created can leave an imaginative legacy beyond the experience of the show.

Valley has created over 20 site-specific performances, children theatre works and interactive promenade theatre pieces. She has also worked with schools, government agencies and not for profit organisations to develop socially engaged and educational shows and produced and directed art events for children, arts festivals and community shows.

Independently of Roundabout Theatre Valley has worked as: a festival director for Falls Festival Arts Village, The Arty Party and as a creative producer for NORPA, National Circus Festival, Lismore City Council and Spaghetti Circus and as a freelance theatre director on various shows.


Roundabout Theatre draws on a creative team of highly skilled artists and designers, many of whom have collaborated on projects with the company for over 20 years. They bring their diverse practices and expertise: theatre, dance, clown, circus, education, large-scale sculpture, puppetry, spectacle design, visual art, costume and prop building.


Claudie Frock | Gabrielle Griffin | Simone O’Brien | Tora Crockford | Melia Naughton | Adrian Williams-Brett | Leif Lyall | Neil Young | Peter Notley | Emma Newman|Phillip Blackman|Debra Redly | Katie Copper-Wares.



Paul Blay | Martin Pedder | Lorraine Pedder | Anja Roehrdanz | Joey Ruigrok Van de Werven | Bobilee Shahine | Millie Adams | Phil Downing | Charlotte Haywood | Ed Horne | Duncan Maurice | Kate Stroud.


Byron Shire Council  |  Lismore City Council  |  Clarence Valley Regional Council  |  The Premier’s Department  |  NSW Health Department  |  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  |  The North East Waste Forum (NEWF) |  NORPA  |  Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens  |  RRISK  |  Byron Youth Service  |  Lismore Regional Gallery  |  Grafton Regional gallery  |  Community Drug Action Team (CDAT)  |  The Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation Limited  |  Byron Bay Y.A.C.  |  Bamboozled Productions  |  Splendour in the Grass  |  Falls Festival Byron Bay + more


2022 Recipient NSW Government Reconnecting Regional Communities Grant for Sidestep Kids Festival.

2021 Recipient Create NSW Project Funding for Understory Creative Development

2020 Winner NORPA Artist Seed Funding for the development of Understory.

2019 Winner Arts Northern Rivers YOUR BIG IDEA for Understory

2017 Winner Byron Shire Council Placemaking Seed-Fund for POP UP PLAY SPACE

2017 Lead Artist on The Art Keepers funded by Lismore Regional Gallery and Museums and Galleries audience development grant.

2016 Selected Artist on the community arts project  If These Halls Could Talk by Arts Northern Rivers.

2016 Recipient Regional Arts Fund Australia to attend Eco-Arts Australis Wollongong 2016 conference.

2015 Recipient Country Arts Support Program ( CASP) grant for The Arty Party

2009 |2010|2012 Commissioned Artworks for Splendour in The Grass Artist Program for Sock circles, The Slow Show and The Valentines Installations.


Cairns Festival  |  Mackay Arts Festival  |  Woodford Folk Festival  |  Out of The Box festival  |  Awesome Arts Festival  |  Dream Big Festival|  WOMAD | HOTA Kids Take over | MOOMBA  |  Taste of Tasmania  |  Art State ( Dubbo & Lismore)  |  The Playground Festival Lismore  |  Mullum Music Festival  |  Bello Music Festival  |  Southbank Brisbane  |  GOMA  |  Anywhere Theatre Festival Brisbane |  Floriade  |  Melbourne International Flower show  |  Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival  |  Bellingen Global Carnival  |  Splendour in the Grass  |  Falls Festival Byron Bay |  Rockhampton Festival  |  Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival  |  Adelaide Fringe Festival  |  Sounds of Spring Festival  |  Kingscliff Jazz Festival  |  Ipswich Little Day out Festival   |  Big Scrub Festival  |  Taste of Byron  |  Soul Street Byron NYE  |  Kyogle Festival  |  Tweed Rivers Festival  |  Ekka  |  Sunshine Coast Rural Show Agricultural Show  |  Casino Agricultural Show  | Southern, Cross University Orientation week |  Griffith university Open day |  The Press Club  |  Cloudland Club + many many more