Dear supporters of independent theatre,
We are writing to you today because we need your help.
We need your help now more than ever.
We survived Covid-19 lockdowns, cancellations and postponements.
We survived local council funding cuts (and sadly more arts funding cuts have been announced by the City of Port Phillip). How this is possible when almost every other LGA continues to increase their investment in the arts is beyond disbelief. But here we are – again.
We have survived because of you.
Every ticket booked, every coffee ordered, every time you post about a show you have experience at Theatre Works has made a world of difference to our independent sector.
We are asking for your help because we know you believe in us.
Please join us now in raising $30k in 30 Days to support future generations of independent theatre makers and creative risk takers. Your donation will gift Theatre Works the freedom to continue discovering, fostering and celebrating uncompromising new talent and providing an opportunity to indie artists to debut their work with us.
Many professional theatre directors, actors, designers, producers and crew working today were given their first indie break at Theatre Works, some of which include Little Ones Theatre, The Rabble, Richard Murphet, Fraught Outfit, Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius and many more.
Your donation today will provide vital support to each and every indie artist and company who presents their show with us over the next 12 months.
Only 15% of Theatre Works’ income is from government (state and local) and the rest comes from ticket sales, our café and donations. Your generous support will help us invest and empower indie artists for generations to come.
Whether it’s $3, $30, $300 or $3000, any amount that gets us closer to our $30k target will make a huge difference.
(All donations over $2 are tax deductible).
We understand that not everyone is able to give. Another way you can help is by sharing our fundraising page with your networks via email and social channels. Every little bit helps.
Thank you for your love, loyalty and for your continued support of Melbourne’s home of independent theatre.
The Theatre Works Team xx
14 Acland Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182