Arts Centre Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts present

Virtual Intimacy


Very Theatre and ActNow Theatre
World premiere
Taiwan / Australia

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Queer hookup culture goes under the microscope in this new performance work.

Virtual Intimacy explores our relationships with technology and the ways it shapes our connection with others.

Developed with artists from South Australia and Taiwan alongside queer community participants in Melbourne, the show interrogates the world through digital footprints left behind – steps taken, the Facebook friends made, Instagram photos shared and number of hookups – on the search for "virtual intimacy".

A unique performance experiment suitable for English and Mandarin speakers, Virtual Intimacy explores queer stories of coming out, love, loss and finding community through technology.

Bring your own charged smartphone for the opportunity to participate in the live discussion as it takes place on stage.

Community Workshops
Male-identifying, queer and based in Melbourne? Find out more about weekly community workshops and contribute to the making of the world premiere season of Virtual Intimacy.
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Performed in English and Mandarin. 

Restricted to ages 18+

Warning: sexually explicit content (in the form of verbal stories) and nudity


  • Wheelchair access
Virtual Intimacy has been co-commissioned by National Theater & Concert Hall, Taipei and Asia TOPA. It is supported by Arts Centre Melbourne through Asia TOPA, National Culture and Arts Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government, the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, ACMI and a Playking Foundation Travel Grant.
Supported By
  • Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
  • NCAF logo
  • Playking Foundation
  • Act Now Theatre
  • Arts South Australia
  • Very Theatre
  • ACMI