Vision, Mission & Artistic Goals
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The Bell Shakespeare vision is to create theatre that allows audiences of all walks of life to see themselves reflected and transformed through the prism of great writing.
Bell Shakespeare acknowledges the people of the land on which we rehearse and perform across Australia. Each year we perform at no less than 27 venues across Australia and we acknowledge the traditional custodians on whose ancestral land these venues sit.
NATIONAL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
As a CAST member company we recognise our leadership role in ensuring that the culture of our theatres and creative spaces are safe for everyone.
We believe in and abide by the National Code of Behaviour.
BELL SHAKESPEARE’S MISSION
Shakespeare’s legacy to successive generations is his firm faith in human potential. His writing challenges us to reach beyond our grasp and gives us the wherewithal to imagine our future. If we can learn anything from Shakespeare and the great writers of our past, it is that we hold within ourselves the power to make choices about who we want to be.
Bell Shakespeare believes that our greatest resource is our capacity to imagine and to transform: to picture a different world, to know that it can be one of our own making – and that we can be both its creator and a character within it.
BELL SHAKESPEARE’S ARTISTIC GOALS
To prove that Shakespeare and the great works are not an end in themselves but a means by which we can explore our most heartfelt concerns and our collective aspirations.
To acknowledge our historical background and embrace our cultural future: to find the point at which our past and future intersect and to hold the gaze of this defining moment.
To value the transcendent beauty and complexity of Shakespeare’s ideas, language and imagery: to identify the poetry of our times.
To use Shakespeare as Australians – as a vehicle for self-scrutiny and recognition: to make work that is of us, for us and about us.
To create work that challenges received artistic conventions and tests the elasticity of our practice.
To embody the strongest social values in everything we do.
ANNUAL REPORT | STATUTORY ACCOUNTS
Read our 2018 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts
Read our 2017 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts
Read our 2016 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts
Read our 2015 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts
Read our 2014 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts.
Read our 2013 Annual Report and Statutory Accounts.
Read our 2012 Annual Report.