Stare Fest

All shapes. All sizes. All types. All abilities. STARE FEST is an arts event for everyone.

STARE FEST is produced by Riverside Theatres’ Beyond the Square, an inclusive creative program uniting arts and disability organisations together to present an exciting two week program of theatre, film, dance, music and art across Parramatta.

Get yourself involved in one of the many free workshops, attend a show, buy some original artwork, see a film but most of all come and STARE!

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“I truly believe in the power of the arts to transform the way people think and to challenge prejudices. Get behind this great group of people and get yourself involved in STARE FEST.”
Adam Hills, Ambassador – Beyond the Square

“STARE FEST is about equality. We are what we are in life, we are not labelled by our disability. We are no different to anyone, we are not always perfect, we are all the same.”
Gerard O’Dwyer – Actor, advocate, Riverside Theatre employee

Download a Word version of the STARE FEST program here: STARE FEST Program

Download a copy of the STARE FEST brochure here: STARE FEST Brochure

For further information on STARE FEST please contact Alison Richardson Creative Director, Riverside Theatres’ Beyond the Square on 8839 3359 or or visit

  • Summer Parradise

    08 Nov - 22 Nov 2014
    Parramatta Artist Studios
    Develop a photographic self-portrait which will be transformed into a colourful pop art poster.
  • Hatch Transformational

    18 Nov - 05 Dec 2014
    Have a stare at the incredible body of work in this exciting exhibition.
  • Beyond ABBA: The Control Room

    19 Nov 2014
    Riverside Theatre
    Join us for our Beyond ABBA extravaganza and Courtyard Party!
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  • SHOWOFF! Arts Festival

    30 Nov 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    Showcases people with disabilities involved in all aspects of the arts.
  • Family Friendly Short Australian Films

    01 Dec 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    A delight for film lovers of all ages with open captions and Auslan interpretation.
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  • Tracks

    01 Dec 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    The incredible true story of Robyn who undertook a perilous solo trek across the Australian outback.
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  • In Transit

    02 Dec 2014
    Lennox Theatre
    Come and celebrate the diversity of young artists and participate in this fun and creative activity!
  • On the Streets!

    03 Dec 2014
    International Day for People with Disability heats up with this exciting program.