A core part of Belvoir’s vision is to provide opportunities for audiences to see our work, regardless of economic status, age or geographic location and one way we accomplish this is through our Education Program. We invest $650,000 in our Education program because we understand the importance of nurturing the audiences of tomorrow.
Where do the dollars go?
Education donations support our diverse Education program that gives young people across NSW opportunities to see our world-class productions and participate in a broad range of hands-on workshops and reaches young people who experience regional and socio-economic disadvantage.
One element of our Education program is our Priority Schools Program. The outstanding feature of this program is that students and their teachers from high schools that are eligible for Transitional Equity Funding are given the opportunity to enjoy a rich and challenging live theatre experience by an award-winning and internationally distinguished theatre company.
The cost of tickets and travel costs prevent many students from lower socio-economic and geographically disadvantaged areas from seeing professional theatre. By providing free tickets and travel subsidies to Belvoir schools performances, we aim to remove any financial obstacles to attending a professional theatre production.
Donate to Education NOW and give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to experience world-class theatre at Belvoir.
Priority Schools activity
In 2015 we had incredible demand for tickets through our Priority Schools Program. Schools requested over 1,200 tickets through the program, including from regions such as Coffs Harbour, Cooma, Nyngan, Newcastle, The Entrance, Erina, Terrigal, Aberdeen, Oak Flats and Lithgow and from Sydney’s western and south-western suburbs including Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Cabramatta, Condell Park, Eagle Vale, Liverpool, Miller, Mount Druitt, Windsor, Kurri Kurri and Wiley Park.
In 2014 students had the opportunity to attend all of our Upstairs productions including Hedda Gabler, Nora, The Glass Menagerie and A Christmas Carol, all of which have strong links to both the HSC Drama and English syllabus. We receive a high volume of positive feedback from teachers and students participating in the program with teachers consistently requesting that the program be continued.
Find out more about our other Education activities on our Education web pages.
There are three ways you can make a donation towards the Education program:
Donations over $500 are acknowledged in our production programs during the calendar year in which they are made. See our Donor list here.
For more information please contact:
Development team (02) 8396 6209