Juvenile Justice Program


Bell Shakespeare’s renowned Juvenile Justice program for young people commenced in 2010 at two NSW facilities – Frank Baxter and Juniperina Juvenile Justice centres – with the support of the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice. Since then, the program has expanded successfully with incredible impact.

The program uses Shakespeare as a vehicle for self-reflection, self-confidence and skills development. Students are invited to participate in a series of workshops with experienced Bell Shakespeare Teaching Artists focusing on a chosen Shakespearean text. The workshop program culminates with a performance for an audience of peers, teachers, staff, and family members.

This incredible program would not be possible without the generous and visionary support of trusts and foundations including the Bill & Patricia Ritchie Foundation, the Neilson Foundation and the Scully Fund.

This program is only made possible through generous support from our donors. If you would like to help us continue to work in juvenile detention centres, and other at-risk communities throughout Australia, please consider donating to our Sharing Shakespeare giving program or contact Debra Reinecke, Head of Development, on 02 8298 9082.


This program is proudly supported by

Neilson Foundation
Scully Fund