Our Impact

We work to ensure our programs engage people of all ages and backgrounds, and reach all corners of the country, from inner city suburbs to remote locations across Australia.

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How we make an impact

Shakespeare and his great works are a means by which we can explore our common aspirations and concerns.

We ensure schools and community groups can access our mainstage theatre productions, giving many people opportunities they might not otherwise have.

We travel to regional and remote areas, staging productions in school halls, community centres and theatres – wherever we’re wanted and needed – and deliver interactive drama-based activities and performances that instil in our young people a love of language and an appreciation for the complexities of humanity.

Support from individual donors and partners enables us to share our programs with communities we might not otherwise reach, from empowering young women in Western Sydney to inspiring passion for studies among marginalised students in remote schools with below average literacy levels. Wherever we go, we unpack Shakespeare’s plays, demystify the language, and make them accessible and fun.

In 2021

53,035

students and teachers engaged with a Bell Shakespeare program or performance

412

Players performances delivered across every state and territory

48,577

students reached through Players performances in schools

Making Shakespeare accessible and relevant to Australians everywhere.

Bell Shakespeare have inspired us to expect everything, aim high, and step outside the box.

Alison Kerimofski, Geographe Education Support Centre, Busselton WA
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Our reach

The Players: In school performances that travel to every state and territory

How we share Shakespeare

Juvenile Justice Program

Giving young people in juvenile detention a vehicle for self-reflection, while building their confidence and skills.

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Hearts In A Row

Offering disadvantaged communities the opportunity to be transported to another world, through Shakespeare’s timeless words.

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2020 Impact Report

In a time of considerable isolation, we found ways to connect with people in myriad ways. Read this report to find out how we shared Shakespeare.

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Shakespeare understood the plight of common man - thank you for understanding it also.

Jane Vaughan, Railway Town Public School, Broken Hill NSW
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