Acknowledging First Nations People

Acknowledging First Nations People

Bell Shakespeare acknowledges the custodians and elders, past and present, of the land on which we work, rehearse and perform across Australia. We pay respect to the cultural authority and traditions of the land.

Each year our mainstage productions perform at no less than 27 venues across Australia and we acknowledge the traditional custodians on whose ancestral land these venues sit, as well as the lands on which our education program reaches.

The First Peoples of this nation express their culture through music, dance and storytelling, and it is a privilege to continue a tradition of
storytelling and performance in this country.

The below is a list of venues our national touring production, Much Ado About Nothing, will reach in 2019.

We acknowledge the:

– Wiradjuri country on whose ancestral lands Orange Civic Theatre sits

– Woiwurrung and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation
on whose ancestral lands Arts Centre Melbourne sits

– the traditional custodians of the Warrnambool area on whose ancestral lands the Lighthouse Theatre sits

– Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation on whose ancestral lands the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo sits

– Whadjuk Noongar people on whose ancestral lands the State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth sits

– Minang Noongar people on whose ancestral lands the Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany sits

– Pindjarup Noongar people on whose ancestral lands Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury sits

– Pindjarup Noongar people on whose ancestral lands Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah sits

– Latji Latji and Barkindji people on whose ancestral lands
Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura sits

– Wiradjuri people on whose ancestral lands Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith sits

– Palawa people on whose ancestral lands Arts Theatre, Burnie sits

– Muwinina people on whose ancestral lands Theatre Royal, Hobart sits

– Yugambeh people on whose ancestral lands HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast sits

– Giabal and Jarowair people of the Toowomba area on whose ancestral lands the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba sits

– Darumbal people on whose ancestral lands the Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton sits

– Yuibera people on whose ancestral lands Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay sits

– Gimuy Walaburra Yidinji and Yirrkandji people on whose ancestral lands Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns sits

– Arrernte people Mparntwe on whose ancestral lands Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs sits

– Larrakia people on whose ancestral lands Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin sits

– Widjabal People of the Bundjalung Nation on whose ancestral lands NORPA, Lismore sits

– Kamilaroi people on whose ancestral lands Capitol Theatre, Tamworth sits

– Birpai people on whose ancestral lands the Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie sits

– Awabakal and Worimi people on whose ancestral lands Civic Theatre, Newcastle sits

– Wiradjuri country on whose ancestral lands Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo sits

– Tubbagah people of the Wiradjuri nation  on whose ancestral lands Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga sits

– Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples on whose ancestral lands  Canberra Theatre Centre sits

– Gadigal people of the Eora nation on whose ancestral lands Sydney Opera House sits