Support Us

Support Us

Bell Shakespeare’s work in performing, educating, and inspiring more than 2.5 million Australians across the country during more than 25 years has only been possible thanks to the ongoing generosity of our family of donors, corporate partners and trusts and foundations.

Every act of support has played an integral role in our mission to keep Shakespeare and the classics alive, make them our own, and share them with all Australians.

Your contribution to Bell Shakespeare ensures we can reach more than 80,000 students annually through our education program; mentor talented young artists to help ignite their careers and pursue their dreams as actors, writers and directors, as well as make Shakespeare accessible for many young and not-so-young, socially and geographically marginalised audiences right across the country.

Bell Shakespeare’s very existence is a testament to the generosity of investing in the arts. The late Antony Gilbert, AM believed in John Bell’s vision to share Shakespeare with Australians more than 25 years ago, and his support made that dream a reality.

As a not-for-profit built on a foundation of giving, every dollar we receive is invested back into the productions you see on stage, and the work we take into the community.

PRIVATE GIVING
Bell Shakespeare has a variety of private giving programmes through which individuals directly support all our activities.

HEARTS IN A ROW
Give others the opportunity to experience the magic and wonder of live theatre through Hearts In A Row.

SHARING SHAKESPEARE
Provide free or subsidised creative learning opportunities for Australians of all ages, whether in their own classroom or at an iconic performing arts venue.

JOHN BELL SCHOLARSHIP
Giving regional students life changing opportunities.

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS
Bell Shakespeare’s community partners include a group of highly valued Trusts & Foundations that enable programs across our learning and creative activities.

BEQUESTS
By making a lasting gift as part of your Will, you will be able to help us to share the magic of Shakespeare with future audiences and students.

CORPORATE PARTNERS
With a number of innovative and critical Corporate Partnerships that meet a wide range of business needs, we foster strategic partnerships that celebrate brand alignment and shared values, offering a unique suite of marketing, learning and development, and hospitality benefits. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your business objectives, and create a bespoke proposal to achieve these.