Allen has extensive experience as an actor, theatre-maker and teacher. He has toured nationally and internationally and performed with a wide range of companies, including La Mama Theatre, deBASE Productions, Empire Theatre Project Company, Strut & Fret, AS Theatre, The Good Room, Wilde Applause, IZIT Entertainment, Homunculus Theatre Co, Regional Arts Victoria and Queensland Arts Council. Allen regularly facilitates workshops in acting, physical theatre and improvisation. He has taught for Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, the University of Melbourne Student Union, Verve Acting Studios, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Backbone Youth Arts and Flipside Circus. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Acting) from the University of Southern Queensland (2001), where he was awarded the Creative Arts Award for Theatre. He continued his training with Dell'arte International School of Physical Theatre. Allen's solo practice combines story-telling and theatre design; his most recent work, The Caretakerpremiered in 2017 with a sell-out season at La Mama. Allen was a key company member with Melbourne Playback Theatre for six years and recently trained and performed with Born in a Taxi. He has been a proud member of MEAA since 2001.