Welcome to Pier 2/3, our new home and headquarters.
For the first time in our Company’s history, Bell Shakespeare will be housed in permanent headquarters; a carefully re-purposed, heritage-listed finger wharf with space to unite us under one roof. These firm foundations will give us the physical space and security to plan fearlessly and to inspire theatre audiences and future generations through the transformative power of Shakespeare’s work.
While Australia remains our stage, Pier 2/3 will be our home.
We are delighted to invite you to be part of our new home by naming a seat in The Neilson Nutshell or by naming a Seedling in The Seed. We encourage you to celebrate a memory, a milestone, or someone you love.
Name a seat in The Neilson Nutshell
We are delighted to introduce our fully flexible rehearsal and performance studio at Pier 2/3, The Neilson Nutshell.
The Neilson Nutshell will be a beautiful, multipurpose space for rehearsals, performances, and special events. It will be our creative heart, where the work of our directors, designers, and artists comes to fruition. Overlooking Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Neilson Nutshell will feature all the heritage charm of Pier 2/3 and, when in performance mode, transform into a stunningly intimate theatre.
By naming a seat in The Neilson Nutshell, you will be a foundational donor to our flagship space, supporting the creative heart of Bell Shakespeare. For a donation of $2,500, we will acknowledge your gift by including your chosen inscription on a plaque attached to a Nutshell seat for a minimum of 25 years.
Name a Seedling in The Seed
The Seed will be our dedicated space for learning at Pier 2/3. This is where we will welcome young people, teachers and families to join workshops, seminars and a multitude of creative endeavours.
It will be a space where we can work with young people and emerging artists, in a multidisciplinary and experimental space where artistic practice and live performance is enhanced by new technologies.
The Seedlings are a series of tiles along the wall of The Seed, designed to represent our commitment to nurturing young people, their creativity and love of language. Your donation of $500 per Seedling will ensure your name or dedication is acknowledged on a tile fastened to the wall of The Seed for a minimum of 10 years.
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