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Open Hearts

Theatre has the power to enlighten, enrich and change lives.

By choosing to support State Theatre Company of South Australia’s end of financial year campaign in 2019, you’ll help us give young South Australians access to extraordinary and life-changing productions.

Your donation will support our Education Program which enhances the lives of thousands of school students across the state each year. For many it is their first experience of live theatre, an experience that often ignites an enduring lifelong love.

Your gift will help us in a myriad of ways, such as creating affordable access to theatre for students in disadvantaged schools and remote communities. It will assist us as we gather South Australia’s best artists to run our workshops. It will go towards creating resources that enrich the experience of theatre for students and teachers and above all, it will support the making of productions that entertain and challenge audiences of all ages.

A donation now helps to open the hearts and fire the imaginations of a new generation of theatre-lovers and theatre-makers.  For that we are infinitely thankful.

Giving Circles

You can play a starring role with State Theatre Company by directly supporting specific areas of interest through our three dedicated giving circles. 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, you can contact our Philanthropy Manager Cath Bauer at or on 08 8415 5380.


  • 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.

    In 2018, the Commissioning Collective supported the entire production process of In The Club and The Gods Of Strangers, from their commission to each world premiere. This year, the group will support our searing, one-man version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an adaptation undertaken by Geordie Brookman, who will also direct the play. Animal Farm will be Geordie’s final production as Artistic Director of State Theatre Company.

    The Commissioning Collective also makes a valuable contribution to Artist Development and our State Umbrella program.

  • 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 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.

    The Education Program 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 have 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 2019 Education show Animal Farm.

  • 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 2019, Dramatic Women will support Kate Mulvany’s beloved theatrical adaptation of Craig Silvey’s novel Jasper Jones, and will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of behind-the-scenes and VIP experiences throughout the production process.