We have a range of subsidies for schools who require financial support to access Bell Shakespeare programs in schools and in-theatre productions.

These subsidies can support a portion of program cost or a full program subsidy in some cases. If your school is experiencing financial hardship, complete the forms outlined below or email us at

Please note, whilst our 2020 program of activity has been significantly affected by COVID-19, we are still accepting subsidy requests and will endeavour to support schools in a range of alternative ways during this time.


John Bell founded Bell Shakespeare with the mission of making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to all Australians, regardless of age, income or geographic location. Sharing Shakespeare provides subsidies to schools challenged by financial, socioeconomic and geographic barriers, for a range of our in-school programs.

If you would like to be considered for a subsidy in 2020 complete our online form with information about your school and circumstances, and let us know what program/s you are interested in. Successful applications will be granted subsidies of 25%-100% towards a range of programs, performances, workshops, masterclasses and online initiatives.

If you are part of a network of schools you can apply together and enhance your subsidy value.

Thank you to our generous donors Australia-wide who make Sharing Shakespeare possible.


Bell Shakespeare is conscious of the devastating impact that the bushfires have had, and continue to have, on Australian schools and communities nationally. If you are a teacher from a school that has been impacted by the bushfires, please tell us in the below form in what ways you need assistance and we will get in touch. We will endeavour to support affected schools with programs and resources where possible.