Inspiring young people and opening their minds to theatre is an experience that we believe plays a major role in students’ learning – encouraging and challenging them to consider alternative views of the world.
We rely on individual support to keep these innovative programs going, as we do not receive any government funding for our Education Program. Belvoir is only able to offer free and heavily subsidised performances, school visits, and workshops because of the donations we receive.
Thank you so much. There is a cultural shift building at our school and Belvoir most certainly contributes to a part of that. For our students to see diversity on stage inspires us as teachers to work harder to provide those opportunities.
– Teacher, Granville South CAPA High School
Some of our students are the first in their family to experience theatre. This is such an important program that we cannot do without.
– Teacher, Thomas Reddall High School, Campbelltown
This production has inspired my Drama students to want to see more theatre – powerful storytelling by the cast and creative team was palpable. Once again, Belvoir brings it with an all-female ensemble! My girls were also thrilled to see Brenna and Cece in real life (onstage) having idolised them on screen.
– Teacher, Brigidine St Ives
What is the impact of your support?
Donations are directed to a range of access programs that work to remove obstacles to students experiencing and learning from theatre.
One element of our Education Program is our Priority Schools Program. High Schools that are eligible for Equity Funding are able to offer students and teachers the opportunity to attend our schools performances free of charge. The cost of tickets and travel prevent many students from lower socio-economic and geographically disadvantaged areas from seeing professional theatre. By providing free tickets we aim to ‘even the playing field’ and remove these financial obstacles.
Our Education program is not just about bringing students to Belvoir to see our plays but bringing the magic of Belvoir to students, wherever in the state they live. Student Workshops give senior students access to industry expertise which supports their HSC studies. Workshops are adjusted to give younger students a fun learning environment.
Donations large and small are needed to even the playing field for young people – donate today to help us continue our work.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
To discuss supporting Belvoir’s Education Program please contact Sarah Gilchrist, Head of Development [email protected] or (02) 8396 6225