You may not know that Critical Stages is in fact a not-for-profit charity. We’re very small but we do a lot, supporting artists and audiences around Australia all year. In 2019, we are producing 7 Australian tours to 100 locations with 165 performances engaging over 60 artists and tens of thousands of people attending a great independent production they may not have had access to without us. All this and our small core team is super lean (just 3.0 FTE). We’re a true not for profit spending all we can (and more) on our artists, because we love what we do.

Each year our artists travel from Bundaberg to Bunbury and beyond, and this year we’re also heading international and visiting New Zealand and China. All this before our ambitious 2020 season arrives with no less than 10 incredible new productions hitting the road.

That’s why this EOFY we’re asking if you’d be willing to support our work with a tax-deductible donation.

Your contribution ensures our ability to support the outstanding independent artists you love to tour their shows to new audiences, and you’ll also be helping us contribute to a stronger national theatre industry through our work representing artists and producers at industry events and markets, and through vital programs such as our artist residencies and independent theatre forums.

We know there are many, many other important causes to support at this time of year, but if you can remember us too that would mean a lot to our small team, our artists and the communities we work so hard to bring great theatre to. Please consider a donation before 30 June.

In return, we promise to keep doing what we’re doing, and keep doing it better all the time.

You can support us today via our Paypal Giving page at

Or click over to and download the donation form.