Theatre Shows

Not dance, not theatre, not hilarious comedy, not performance art, and yet, somehow, cleverly all of the above.

Born in a Taxi create theatrical productions for indoor, outdoor and site specific environments that are absurd, comical, and physically driven. Ensemble improvisation, both in process and performance, is the backbone of every show this company creates. Their works straddle the spectrum from completely improvised to tightly structured, with a keen attention to the relationship between performer and audience that leads to unexpected and authentic connections with the public.

Taxi’s investigation of improvisation for over two decades forms the basis of their highly original approach to ensemble improvisation and real-time creation of works in performance.  Born in a Taxi value the intuitive, emotional and unconscious as tools of trade.

Taxi are committed to creating innovative performances that are accessible to a diverse audience demographic.


the waiting room

Collective human behaviour under the microscope, from the comical to the disturbingly surreal.

Melbourne’s most experienced performers and improvisers bring you a unique, unrepeatable improvisation in which the audience are co-creators.

Driven by a soundscape created live each night, this site specific, live art work is created anew for each venue/environment.

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No Former Performer Has Performed This Performance Before


Make mistake please, just show up, start anywhere, act now, stay on course, pay attention, leave the path, trust your impulse, don't think, it’s bigger than you...

Born in a Taxi forge new frontiers into real time performance creation, blending sound, text and movement.

Authentic, edgy and immediate, this is one of the most invigorating and experimental projects Taxi has done since The Waiting Room.

This kind of performance relies upon the four artists... rehearsing form and style rather than content. It is a highly skilled technique that applies to dance, acting and music alike. It is a return to that place of innocence and play that allows the artist, like the child, to truly create the product during the process... This is profoundly enjoyable…
— Kate Herbet, HERALD SUN, Melbourne