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We're Better With You

In the most difficult year for live performance in living memory, State Theatre Company South Australia has been a lynchpin of resilience in the local cultural sector.

Over the past 12 months, thanks to our donors and audiences, the Company has emerged as the largest direct employer of South Australian artists. We employed the full scope of artists and arts workers, we embarked on an innovative digital program, we were the first mainstage theatre company in Australia back on stage and our highly-skilled workshop teams produced sets and costumes from our highly-skilled workshop teams for several major productions around the nation.

Now, as South Australia begins to fully emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, we need your continued support to back our progress and growth because simply – we’re better with you. This has never been truer than today.

Our EOFY campaign has now concluded but you can still make a donation to State Theatre Company South Australia. All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible and will go a long way to helping us combat the huge impact on our existing and planned work with our writers, directors, designers, composers and actors.

You make what we do possible and that’s why we’re better with you.

Thank you for your generosity.

Giving Circles

You can play a starring role with State Theatre Company South Australia by directly supporting specific areas of interest through our three dedicated giving circles – the Commissioning Collective, Dramatic Women and the Education Giving Circle. These donor groups are vital in the commissioning of new works, supporting women in theatre, and providing young people with access to theatre through our Education Program. Please find out more below.

If you would like to learn more about how you can play a part in the future of State Theatre Company South Australia, or if you would like to join one of our giving circles, please contact Development Manager Catherine Bauer at donate@statetheatrecompany.com.au or on 08 8415 5380.

Commissioning Collective

Our Commissioning Collective provides an opportunity to nurture new, emerging and established writers, artists, directors, designers and technical crew, and commission original plays and new adaptations for South Australian audiences. Learn more about the history of the Commissioning Collective here.

The Commissioning Collective also makes a valuable contribution to Artist Development and in 2022 will be supporting exciting new work Antigone by Elena Carapetis (after Sophocles)

You can become a member or renew your membership online here.

Dramatic Women

Since 2002, a fabulous group of inspiring women have supported State Theatre Company South Australia. Over the past 17 years, Dramatic Women have collectively supported outstanding artists and helped bring great theatrical works to the stage.

In 2022, Dramatic Women is supporting Single Asian Female by Michelle Law. For more information, please contact our Development Manager Cath Bauer at donate@statetheatrecompany.com.au or on 08 8415 5380.

Memberships for the 2022 program are now open. You can become a member or renew your membership online here.

Education Giving Circle

Theatre opens minds to new worlds. It can uplift, push us out of our comfort zone and allow us to experience life from another’s perspective. Our education program, State Educate, is one of the country’s most successful, providing more than 11,500 young people, school students and high school teachers annually with the opportunity to experience outstanding live theatre, hear their stories on stage, and actively participate in workshops and work experience.

State Educate includes daytime performances specifically for high school students, and a Q&A with the cast, as well as all sorts of workshops for both students and teachers. Philanthropic support for this program has led us to expand our regional touring opportunities and reach more of South Australia.

Donors to this circle supported the making and regional tour of our annual Education Show, as well as the State Educate program in general.

You can become a member or renew your membership online here. Your membership helps to support our 2022 regional touring show, Cathedral by Caleb Lewis.


We believe in the fundamental role theatre plays in our society. We want to transform lives, of young people as well as adults, through the power of storytelling on the stage. Leaving a bequest is an enduring way to help theatre thrive and be enjoyed by future generations. Bequests can be made to an endowment fund to provide ongoing support for years to come, or to support a specific area of program of your choice. All gifts to State Theatre Company South Australia make a lasting and valuable impact. You can find out more about leaving a gift in our bequests brochure here.

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