Support Theatre Works


Ongoing support of Theatre Works is vital to foster the development of Australian theatre and to provide a forum for all that is creative and dynamic in St Kilda and Melbourne.

Hannie Rayson, founding member of Theatre Works and acclaimed author of Hotel Sorrento and Life After George.

In 2015 Theatre Works is celebrating 35 years of staging hundreds of productions and supporting thousands of artists, producers, directors, designers, stage managers and more – who have come through our doors. Theatre Works is more than a venue; we are a not for profit organisation passionately committed to enabling independent artists to create new work. We are now inviting you to come on the journey with us through our Bridge Donor Program.

Currently we have two initiatives that need your support.

Light Up Theatre Works
Theatre Works is urgently seeking funds for maintenance to our lighting rig. Quite simply, our 2016 shows cannot go on without it. Last year both Richard Vabre (I Heart John McEnroe) and Katie Sfetkidis (Therese Raquin) were nominated for Green Room Awards - Best Lighting Design. Maintenance to our rig is imperative to continue to present work of this calibre.
>>Click here to donate

2016 Artist Appeal
The recent budget cuts to the Australia Council will impact the independent sector significantly. Over the last three years Theatre Works has increased the money paid directly to artists by over 700%. Looking forward to 2016, the funding that supports artist fees, will no longer be available. Hence we have created an opportunity for you to help us ensure our artists are paid for what they do.

We're looking for 100 people to contribute $1,000 towards 2016 Artist Fees. There is no 'I' in team! Get a group together and make a pledge! With your support we've already raised $5,000. Get behind this initiative to support our artists directly.
>>Click here to donate

Become part of the Bridge Donor Program and enjoy benefits such as acknowledgment in the annual programme, invitations to exclusive events and concessional ticket pricing for Guardians and beyond. 

As a Bridge Donor your support will be acknowledged as follows:

  • Supporter: $100+
  • Advocate: $500+
  • Guardian: $1,000+
  • Champion: $2,500+
  • Ambassador: $5,000+
  • Visionary: $10,000+

Are donations tax deductible? Yes, all donations above $2.00 are tax deductable.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation? Yes, a receipt will be emailed to you immediately when your donation is approved. Please note that Theatre Works will be advised of your donation at the beginning of next month.

How can I direct my support to different programs? Once you begin the donation process, there is a drop down option where you can choose which initiative you wish to support.

Become a part of our Bridge Donor Program today! Click here to make a donation online securely through the Give Now portal or contact General Manager Kate Hancock for more information.

Bridge Donor Program

The following generous people are current members of the Bridge Donor Program


Tom Buchan
Ruth Krawat
Virginia Lovett
Ros Willett


Margaret Bourke
Alison Richards
Meredith Rogers
Andrew Walker& Michelle Buxton


Simon Abrahams
Nicole Beyer
Andrew Bleby
Judy Buchan
Peter Burch
Christopher Chaundy
Suzanne Chaundy
Daniel Clarke
Daniel Coghlan
Rhyll Dorrington
Philip Evans
Madeleine Fogarty
Suzanne Heywood
Andrew Hooper
Wendy Lasica
Katie McLeish
Chris Mier
Jillian Murray
Martina Murray
Liam Nankervis
Jo Porter
Jerry Remkes
Anne Stonier
Wendy Sturgess
Meg Upton
Anouk van Dijk

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.