WHY MAKE A PLEDGE?
For over 15 years, Belvoir has run one of Australia’s largest and pre-eminent theatre participation programs for young people – No Barriers.
This inspiring program removes the barriers that make it difficult for students to experience, engage and enjoy theatre by providing free or subsidised tickets and syllabus-aligned workshops across schools in NSW. Research shows that exposure to the arts results in higher overall academic results, improved social skills, increased empathy, and a greater sense of self-worth and place in the world. Over the last 15 years, Belvoir has provided access to an estimated 100,000+ students.
Belvoir is uniquely positioned to deliver No Barriers. With over 15 years of experience delivering our programs, we have developed a strong network of schools and teachers as well as a compelling program tied to the NSW curriculum.
Our focus has and will continue to be low advantage schools, particularly those in Western Sydney and regional NSW. We aspire to give young people the transformative experience of theatre.
Belvoir relies on individual donations to keep these activities going, as we do not receive any government funding for this program.
Workshops across Western Sydney and Regional NSW
No Barriers is not just about bringing students to Belvoir to see our productions but bringing Belvoir to students in Western Sydney and across Regional NSW.
In 2020, we aim to take workshops free of charge across NSW. On the night a $5,000 Pledge will help us towards this mission.
Areas to consider pledging towards are as follows;
Central West/Western NSW
Shoalhaven/ South Coast
North Coast/New England
On the night a $10,000 Pledge will cover a dedicated school performance. In 2020, Belvoir aims to host a dedicated school performance for each of the below productions:
Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam
A Room of One’s Own
The Jungle and the Sea
My Brilliant Career
$1,500 One class to attend a School Performance
$500 One class participates in a Western Sydney/Regional Workshop
$50 One student attends a School Performance
Auction – Highlights
Get VIP Status & Access to Behind the Scenes at Belvoir
Get VIP status and access behind the scenes at Belvoir. Fill up your theatre calendar with exclusive invite only invitations to six Opening Nights across the 2020 Season, including after-party with the cast. Access the behind the scenes with two invites to two Inside the Rehearsal Room events during the year – giving you the chance to meet the cast up close and personal.
Value – Priceless
Gin Masterclass with Archie Rose
Join the ultimate masterclass for cocktail lovers – with your own personal master cocktail maker! They’ll teach you and six of your friends how to stir, shake & build three timeless cocktail classics before you kick back to enjoy the fruits of your cocktail labour. Salute!
Value – $2,000
Student Work Experience
Is your child talented, vibrant and enthusiastic? Only a fraction of kids get an opportunity to get experience in an industry they want to pursue.
Work experience at Belvoir gives those passionate youngsters the chance to connect with the company, see how a production comes together and discover whether a career in theatre is for them. Whether they are interested in performance, marketing, design or production, work experience allows them to see what we do at Belvoir and what it takes to be in the arts.
Value – Priceless
Books Curated by Yve Blake
She wrote the book, music and lyrics to the smash hit Fangirls…now Yve Blake has curated a list of her favourite books, and we’ve sourced them for you.
This one of a kind book collection includes a handwritten note from Yve, revealing why she chose them.
See Bran Nue Dae at Sydney Festival
Add the first ever Aboriginal musical Bran Nue Dae to your Sydney Festival list.
Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a runaway teenager, two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home.