2019 Gala Auction

2019 Gala Auction


Your generosity will help us to ensure Bell Shakespeare is the pre-eminent Shakespeare company in Australia, making our work accessible to all, and giving us the ability to share our theatre, education and outreach programs with more audiences, students and teachers across the country.

Bell Shakespeare opens its 30th year anniversary celebrations with Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic works. Your support will contribute to the creation of this 2019 re-imagining, directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans.

$12,500 per scholarship
The opportunity of a lifetime for budding actors in regional Australia. Over 100 students are auditioned, with three students ultimately selected to spend a week training with Bell Shakespeare. They undertake acting masterclasses and mentoring with Bell Shakespeare artists, observe rehearsals, see live theatre and perform their winning monologue for Artistic Director Peter Evans and other members of the Company.

Creative development gives theatre makers – directors, writers, actors, designers, composers – crucial opportunities to try out their ideas, ways of working together, and new approaches to Shakespeare’s works. Creative development can take many forms including practical workshops, writing commissions, script development, and the exploration of content and key creative ideas.

$3,000 per subsidy
The Players are our travelling ensemble of artists who perform in schools across the country making Shakespeare accessible and fun with abridged performances and Q&A sessions. Help us offer free or subsidised performances, reaching students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre.

$500 per 150km on the National Tour
Our rigorous touring schedule brings world-class mainstage productions and education and outreach programs to regional and remote communities, schools and theatres Australia-wide. Since 1990, close to 3 million Australians have engaged with Bell Shakespeare. Your support will keep us on the road, illuminating minds and warming hearts in every corner of the country.