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Austage Events 20th Anniversary

A night of nights; celebrating 20 years of creating world class events and the collaboration announcement with the newly refurbished Seymour Centre Theatre and Performance Space; as their preferred in-house supplier for all things audio visual and creative technical staging. We showcased our then full range of technologies from blended projection surfaces, to interactive stage and performance lightning.

Founder and Managing Director, Joe De Abreu said he was excited about the partnership and welcomed the opportunity to deliver the full breadth of our latest technology and how it can enhance event staging solutions for the Seymour Centre’s theatre productions and corporate events.

“Twenty years ago Austage Events started as a small family AV business and I am proud to say the business now employs a team of 46 highly skilled professionals across Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and client feedback clearly indicates that we have a great reputation for delivering world class events. Austage Events can offer innovative event and technical solutions that will assist event planners to look at unique spaces and think outside the square,” said Joe De Abreu.

The Seymour Centre also holds special meaning for Joe because it was where he, as Head Technician and Colleen, his wife, a well-known and pioneering female lighting technician and board operator, spent many fulfilling years working together. Their sons, Jayson, Shaun and Daniel when old enough, would often spend many hours exploring back stage and becoming familiar with the intricate workings of theatre production. Joe and Colleen went on to co-found the company, we now know as Austage Events.


Using: Orion MLCD 55″ Seamless LCD Panel HD LCD Video Wall, Barco HDX-W18 18K HD Projector, Outline Mini Compass Line Array, Chroma-Q Color Force 72 (RGBA) and Robe Robin DLX Spot Moving Head Spotlight.

Imagery: Vanessa Vieira




Seymour Centre


Jayson De Abreu, Director, Austage Events

Jayson De Abreu


Jayson has been in the Audio-Visual Industry for over 20 years. Throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, there are not many premier venues that he has not worked in.

Starting as a junior technician in the first Austage warehouse on Mitchell Road Jayson has had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to the Austage Events business as it grew from its early beginnings, to the national brand it is today. Jayson has literally lived and breathed live events for most of his life. Having been raised in and around the theatre industry as a child, watching his parents Joe and Colleen work across all the theatres in Sydney. From his family’s deep history in theatre and audio-visual events, Jayson has seen the technology shift from the days of Slide Projection and Graphic Sets through to the Ultra High Definition realm of projection and mapping we find ourselves in today. Supported by excellent teams of technicians (his brothers in arms) in each office across Australia, Jayson has the rewarding job of working with Australia’s leading minds in the Event Industry.

He is grateful and proud of the diligent work achieved by all Austage Events employees, maintaining the high standards set by his mentor and father Joe De Abreu. Jayson passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and loves his Holden V8s.