“Theatre” Charities in Australia

Largest

Charity Name State Size Summary
Victorian Arts Centre Trust Victorian Arts Centre Trust ●●● To support Arts Centre Melbourne to contribute to the cultural, educational, social and economic life of the people of Victoria. We raise funds for th…
Sydney Theatre Company Ltd Sydney Theatre Company Ltd ●●● STC aims to: 1. Create distinctive theatre of vision and scale that represents, includes and explores the communities of Sydney 2. Support the buildin…
The Sydney Festival Limited The Sydney Festival Limited ●●● 2020 was the 44th annual Sydney Festival and ran from January 8-26, featuring 109 events, with over 137,000 tickets sold. Of these events, 27 were fre…
Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia Ltd. Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia Ltd. ●●● Bangarra creates inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences that promote awareness and understanding of our cultures. COMPANY PRIORI…
The Bell Shakespeare Company Limited The Bell Shakespeare Company Limited ●●● In 2019 almost 140,000 people engaged with a Bell Shakespeare performance or program and we delivered this in every state and territory playing to aud…
The Trustee For Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust The Trustee For Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trust ●●● Geelong Performing Arts Centre (The Centre) continued to maintained strong ties with the Geelong and wider community though arts and cultural developm…
Ensemble Limited Ensemble Limited NSW ●●● Based in Kirribilli, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Ensemble Theatre is committed to performing and presenting the best of international plays, well-l…
Victorian Opera Company Ltd Victorian Opera Company Ltd ●●● Victorian Opera (Victorian Opera Company Limited) is a not for profit with a primary focus to bring opera to a broader audience through live performan…
State Theatre Company Of South Australia State Theatre Company Of South Australia
Playbox Theatre Company Limited Playbox Theatre Company Limited ●●● At Malthouse Theatre we collaborate with local and international artists to create performances that cut to the core of the human experience. In our d…
Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd QLD ●●● We promote, foster and practice the art of circus based theatre; to produce and present all forms of theatrical entertainments; to initiate and encour…
Centre For Books Writing And Ideas Centre For Books Writing And Ideas ●●● The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas is dedicated to championing the transformative power of conversation and informed public debate, showc…
The Ann Mcdonald College Of Dancing Limited The Ann Mcdonald College Of Dancing Limited ●●● We provide classes in performing arts to children from ages 3-18…
Australian Theatre For Young People Australian Theatre For Young People ●●● ATYP runs theatre programs for young people locally and nationally, including workshops, writing, in schools, staging productions and touring work.…
Griffin Theatre Company Ltd Griffin Theatre Company Ltd ●●● In 2019 Griffin Theatre Company presented a successful year of new Australian writing at the SBW Stables Theatre. This included five Main Season works…
The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated SA ●●● Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation provided funding for several hundred disadvantaged young people to attend Festival Centre events; over 1000 school…
La Boite Theatre Ltd La Boite Theatre Ltd ●●● La Boite is Australias longest continuously running theatre company, celebrating its 100th year of operation in 2025. La Boite has a proud reputation…
Monkey Baa Theatre For Young People Limited Monkey Baa Theatre For Young People Limited NSW ●●● VISION A company that exhilarates young minds and reveals a world of infinite possibilities; a place where theatre becomes an intrinsic part of a youn…
Footscray Community Arts Centre Limited Footscray Community Arts Centre Limited ●●● FCACs diverse programming attracted over 35,000 people to the precinct and 110,000 digital audiences across our artistic program and flagship programs…
Australian National Memorial Theatre Limited Australian National Memorial Theatre Limited VIC ●●● National trained a number of mature students in 2019, as well as training hundred of juniors in dancer and acting. It also supplied theatre space to…
Australian Dance Theatre Australian Dance Theatre SA ●●● We were able to create and perform new dance. We provided employment opportunities to the arts sector.…
Darlinghurst Theatre Limited Darlinghurst Theatre Limited ●●● We staged over 300 performances in support of Australian theatre artists and employed over 240 artists and theatre workers- supporting professional em…
Sydney Theatre Company Foundation Sydney Theatre Company Foundation ●●● - We fundraise to support the theatre programming, artist development and education programs of the Sydney Theatre Company - We have been raising fund…
Barking Gecko Theatre Company Ltd. Barking Gecko Theatre Company Ltd. WA ●●● We commission, produce and present high quality adventurous theatre for young audiences…
Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc WA ●●● Delivered to the Region a diverse range of Art & Culture in all forms of artistic expression. Collaborated with the Regional Community in development …
Back To Back Theatre Inc Back To Back Theatre Inc ●●● Back to Back Theatre develops new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social, political and econom…
The Stagemaster Inc The Stagemaster Inc ACT ●●● The principle activities of the Association during the financial year were: to curate, create, facilitate and present contemporary live performance an…
Darwin Community Arts Incorporated Darwin Community Arts Incorporated ●●● In 2020 we continued a program of community-based activities in the Darwin Region, funded mainly by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NT, th…
Northern Rivers Performing Arts Incorporated Northern Rivers Performing Arts Incorporated ●●● NORPA creates new Australian theatre and creates a season of performances for subscribers and single ticket buyers at Lismore City Hall which it opera…
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Inc Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Inc WA ●●● Spare Parts Puppet Theatre engages through puppetry with timeless and universal issues, exploring and celebrating what it is to be human. We encourage…
Performing Arts Centre Society Inc Performing Arts Centre Society Inc ●●● We presented multiple programs for artists and audience - Summer Nights (our season of 30 Fringe World shows in Jan & Feb 2020) - Artist Residencies a…
Australian Shakespeare Company Australian Shakespeare Company ●●● The Short Term Objectives are to: Administer, develop, promote, control, manage and encourage the performance and appreciation of Shakespeare and o…
Shopfront Arts Co. Op. Ltd. Shopfront Arts Co. Op. Ltd. ●●● We provided early intervention support, cultural and social activities for Young People in Greater Sydney, St George, the Sutherland Shire and Illawar…
Polyglot Theatre Polyglot Theatre ●●● Polyglot Theatres mission is to make innovative and daring theatre which provides children worldwide the opportunity for imagination and adventure thr…
La Mama Inc La Mama Inc VIC ●●● In 2019 La Mama supported approximately 1200 artists, welcomed audience members with financial barriers in accesses arts and culture and provided a sp…
Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc ●●● Burrinja works towards advancing culture in the Dandenong Ranges region through its mission - 'Building Community through Arts'. Its key S…
Legs On The Wall Legs On The Wall NSW ●●● We conducted a national tour of our production Man With The Iron Neck, which also engaged audiences in post-performance workshops in partnership with …
Theatre North Inc Theatre North Inc ●●● Theatre North programmed artistic work for Tasmanian audiences and artists, and offered guidance and leadership to the arts community when the COVID c…
Red Line Productions Red Line Productions NSW ●●○ Red Line Productions has presented 10 main shows in the Old Fitz theatre as well as transferred shows to three other venues in the advancement of inde…
Erth Visual & Physical Incorporated Erth Visual & Physical Incorporated ●●● Provision of educational content while researching further development of theatre shows for children and adults. Research engagement with Studio A - a…
Just Us Theatre Ensemble Just Us Theatre Ensemble ●●● Development of the cultural life of regional Australia. Developing new Australian theatre that contributes the understanding of the human condition an…
Red Stitch Actors Theatre Limited Red Stitch Actors Theatre Limited ●●○ Established in 2001, we are unique in our structure: an artist-driven company led by our resident actors with the support of a small, dedicated staff …
Macquarie Conservatorium Of Music Incorporated Macquarie Conservatorium Of Music Incorporated ●●○ Macquarie Conservatorium of Music is part of a network of 17 regional NSW conservatoriums providing access to a high standard of community-based music…
Theatre Organ Society Of Australia Sa Inc Theatre Organ Society Of Australia Sa Inc SA ●●○ TOSA exhibits films to the Adelaide Community in a heritage listed 1940's cinema, maintains and preserves a large theatre organ and holds several…
Somebody's Daughter Theatre Inc Somebody's Daughter Theatre Inc VIC ●●○ Somebody's Daughter Theatre Company's (SDTC) Mission is "To bring down the walls of difference and indifference through the arts an equal m…
Arena Theatre Company Limited Arena Theatre Company Limited VIC ●●○ We produced original theatre productions for children and conducted workshops and residencies in disadvantaged schools in Victoria.…
Hothouse Theatre Limited Hothouse Theatre Limited ●●○ HotHouse Theatre is a regionally based professional thetare company located in Alury Wodonga. In 2020 the company continued to support regional artis…
Brisbane Arts Theatre Brisbane Arts Theatre QLD ●●○ Brisbane Arts Theatre's purpose is to present accessible affordable live theatre performances for adults and children and a comprehensive theatre…
Terrapin Puppet Theatre Limited Terrapin Puppet Theatre Limited ●●○ Created and performed puppet-based visual theatre and interactive activities for children and families in schools, theatres and public spaces.…
Synergy & Taikoz Ltd Synergy & Taikoz Ltd ●●○ Synergy Percussion and Taikoz are two of the most unique and world-renowned ensembles at the forefront of contemporary percussion music. The activiti…

Newest

Charity Name State Size Summary
Dorrigo Lifesprings Church Inc Dorrigo Lifesprings Church Inc ●○○ Dorrigo Lifesprings church is a small local Christian church with a heart for worship, missions, and community engagement. We achieve the outcomes of …
On the Hill Theatre Company Inc. On the Hill Theatre Company Inc. ●○○ We put on small community theatre performances for children performed by children…
DRILL Performance Company Inc. DRILL Performance Company Inc. ●○○ In 2020, DRILL continued to provide contemporary dance opportunities to youth throughout Southern Tasmania. This included our senior and junior compan…
Curious Legends Limited Curious Legends Limited NSW ●○○ Our theatre performances, workshops, and activities helped raise the profile of professional arts practice in Australia, educate the wider community, …
3D Arts Company Ltd 3D Arts Company Ltd ●○○ We provided access to arts classes and performances for those in financial hardship. In 2020, we moved our classes online and provided access to the a…
Salt House Theatre Incorporated Salt House Theatre Incorporated ●○○ * We provide a safe and all inclusive environment for people to explore their gifts in the performing arts. * We operate out of the Kincumber Uniting …
The Ulumbarra Foundation The Ulumbarra Foundation ●○○ Named to recognise Bendigos world-class performance theatre, The Ulumbarra Foundation is the only charity in Central Victoria devoted to performing ar…
Epiphany Arts Inc Epiphany Arts Inc ●○○ We provided training and opportunities for young people to perform in theatre and music productions and festivals.…
Wit Incorporated Inc Wit Incorporated Inc ●○○ - We provide a variety of theatrical performances, including new works, contemporary classics and theatre for children. - We tour our shows wherever p…
The House that Dan Built Incorporated The House that Dan Built Incorporated ●○○ The House that Dan Built provides creative opportunities and training for females in Sydney, regional NSW and across Australia. We achieve this throug…
Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc ●●○ The activities of Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc's focus is to provide social and performance opportunities to people with a disability. They gener…
Sensorium Theatre Incorporated Sensorium Theatre Incorporated WA ●●○ Sensorium Theatre specialises in immersive sensory theatre for children and young people with access needs, including children with multiple and compl…
Theatre Network NSW Inc Theatre Network NSW Inc ●○○ TNNs 2020 Annual Program aimed to build stronger connectivity between metropolitan and regional artists; increase visibility and employment of NSW the…
Blake Beckett Trust Blake Beckett Trust ●○○ In 2020 we provided funding to a number of groups in the fields of the theatre and the arts, social outreach programs via Gunnawirra, as well as signi…
Red Line Productions Red Line Productions NSW ●●○ Red Line Productions has presented 10 main shows in the Old Fitz theatre as well as transferred shows to three other venues in the advancement of inde…
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc ●●○ We delivered dance and physical comedy workshops for people with and without disability, both online and face-to-face. We provided a weekly training p…
Daylesford Community Theatre Daylesford Community Theatre ●○○ To promote cultural diversity, community arts, community participation and development. To provide an environment where an audience may experience a …
InsideOutside Theatre Company Ltd InsideOutside Theatre Company Ltd ●○○ We provided opportunities for artists to perform, write, direct and create and also ran workshops for people with mental health challenges in our comm…
Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd Circa Contemporary Circus Ltd QLD ●●● We promote, foster and practice the art of circus based theatre; to produce and present all forms of theatrical entertainments; to initiate and encour…
Critical Stages Critical Stages ●●● Our work helps make live performance accessible for audiences across Australia and we are a vital link between outstanding independent artists and re…
Climarte Inc Climarte Inc ●○○ This fundraising provided fees for artists and artworks to create programming in line with our strategic goals.…
Milk Crate Theatre Milk Crate Theatre ●●○ Milk Crate Theatre deliver performing arts workshops and develop/perform new Australian Theatre works with our community for general audiences. We wor…
Centre For Music Liturgy And The Arts Centre For Music Liturgy And The Arts ●○○ The Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts has had a busy year with online worship resources for churches, especially while congregations couldn'…
Various People Incorporated Various People Incorporated SA ●○○ Various People Inc creates music theatre and concert-style performances with a social conscience, specialising in small-scale and deconstructed opera,…
Ensemble Limited Ensemble Limited NSW ●●● Based in Kirribilli, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Ensemble Theatre is committed to performing and presenting the best of international plays, well-l…
Outback Theatre For Young People Outback Theatre For Young People ●○○ As a youth arts organisation based in a rural area, we are dedicated to providing opportunities for high quality artistic engagement for young people …
Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. Theatre Heritage Australia Inc. ●○○ We commissioned and published articles about the history of Australian theatre. We held events & talks to disseminate knowledge about this cultural …
Centre For Books Writing And Ideas Centre For Books Writing And Ideas ●●● The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas is dedicated to championing the transformative power of conversation and informed public debate, showc…
Australian Plays Transform Australian Plays Transform ●●○ Australian Plays Transform (previously known as Playwriting Australia) focused on the goals of its concluding strategic plan during 2020. We delivere…
Mature Artists Dance Experience Inc. Mature Artists Dance Experience Inc. ●○○ We performed contemporary dance theatre works and promoted skills development to a variety of participants through dance classes.…
ActNow Theatre Incorporated ActNow Theatre Incorporated SA ●●○ ActNow Theatre is a South Australian theatre company who tailor socially conscious performance projects. We work with professional artists to engage d…
Waterdale Theatre Inc. Waterdale Theatre Inc. ●○○ The committee initially focussed on preparing a season for 2020 deciding on a showcase (3rd wheel), small show (Be More Chill) and large show (Legally…
Force Majeure Force Majeure ●●○ We produced new dance theatre productions and provided artform and professional development for artists across the Asia-Pacific through our INCITE pro…
Barking Spider Visual Theatre Inc. Barking Spider Visual Theatre Inc. ●○○ Barking Spider presented creative community programs for young people ranging from early learners to university students. Pre-Covid 19 project partner…
William Fletcher Foundation William Fletcher Foundation NSW ●○○ We provided some money for Sydney Theatre Critics awards in January 2020. Due to Covid 19, most charitable acts were suspended, as the tertiary insti…
Western Edge Youth Arts Inc. Western Edge Youth Arts Inc. ●●○ Western Edge Youth Arts (WEYA) is a not-for-profit arts organisation, working with young collaborators from the western suburbs of Naarm (Melbourne). …
Monkey Baa Theatre For Young People Limited Monkey Baa Theatre For Young People Limited NSW ●●● VISION A company that exhilarates young minds and reveals a world of infinite possibilities; a place where theatre becomes an intrinsic part of a youn…
Victorian Opera Company Ltd Victorian Opera Company Ltd ●●● Victorian Opera (Victorian Opera Company Limited) is a not for profit with a primary focus to bring opera to a broader audience through live performan…
Red Stitch Actors Theatre Limited Red Stitch Actors Theatre Limited ●●○ Established in 2001, we are unique in our structure: an artist-driven company led by our resident actors with the support of a small, dedicated staff …
Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Inc Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Inc QLD ●○○ We exist to bring the language of Shakespeare to communities. We strive to strengthen the connections between and within communities by: - sharing epi…
South East Arts (NSW) Inc South East Arts (NSW) Inc NSW ●●○ To be completed…
45 Downstairs Inc. 45 Downstairs Inc. ●●○ We provided access to artists and performers to present their works in a CBD setting. During the Covid lockdowns we facilitated online exhibitions an…
Marian Street Theatre For Young People Incorporated Marian Street Theatre For Young People Incorporated ●●○ Our mission is to empower young people through the transformative power of live performance. In 2020 we provided children's theatre and drama tra…
The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated The Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Incorporated SA ●●● Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation provided funding for several hundred disadvantaged young people to attend Festival Centre events; over 1000 school…
Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre Inc ●●● Burrinja works towards advancing culture in the Dandenong Ranges region through its mission - 'Building Community through Arts'. Its key S…
Erth Visual & Physical Incorporated Erth Visual & Physical Incorporated ●●● Provision of educational content while researching further development of theatre shows for children and adults. Research engagement with Studio A - a…
Western Aust Youth Theatre Company Western Aust Youth Theatre Company ●●○ We delivered a range of professionally-led, collaborative theatre making and performance opportunities with diverse groups of WA young people aged 13 …
Back To Back Theatre Inc Back To Back Theatre Inc ●●● Back to Back Theatre develops new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social, political and econom…
Nambour Lind Lane Theatre Incorporated Nambour Lind Lane Theatre Incorporated ●○○ We provided an outlet for youth and adults to participate in community theatre, performing or volunteering in all aspects of theatre. We also provided…
Darlinghurst Theatre Limited Darlinghurst Theatre Limited ●●● We staged over 300 performances in support of Australian theatre artists and employed over 240 artists and theatre workers- supporting professional em…