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YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL

Critical Stages Touring is Australia’s national touring theatre company. Each year we take outstanding theatrical productions to audiences right around the country, making live theatre accessible to audiences everywhere, especially in regional, rural and remote Australia.

We need your support to help us continue to build an exciting future for our artists and our audiences. This is a time of great change, especially for the performing arts. Travel and touring continues to be reshaped, not only in response to the pandemic, but also as we consider the world we want to create on the other side – one that supports great new Australian storytelling while reducing our impact on the environment.

In 2021, despite border closures and lockdowns, we toured no less than 10 original Australian shows, reaching 14,000 ticket holders in 36 different communities in 6 states and territories. This year we have 12 productions, including two world premieres, travelling right around Australia. We’ll be taking them even further, with seasons planned at festivals in New Zealand and the UK.

And the future is looking just as exciting, with our team busily booking itineraries and preparing a calendar packed with rich and rewarding theatrical experiences of every genre.

We’ve also been busy adapting to the digital realm and thanks to considerable investment we are emerging as one of the leading producers of digital theatre, education opportunities for remote and regional students, and interactive hybrid theatrical experiences.We’ve also been busy adapting to the digital realm and thanks to considerable investment we are emerging as one of the leading producers of digital theatre, education opportunities for remote and regional students, and interactive hybrid theatrical experiences.

Our vision for the future builds on these initiatives and the ways that we can support a robust and inspired independent arts sector. Through the delivery of our national independent theatre forums we bring theatre makers together to start, and continue, vital conversations, as well as offer a community of support and knowledge exchange.

Our residency programs, like the NSW regional touring residencies, which matched regional venues with new works in development, has already resulted in four fully-staged productions, with a further four being created for future audiences.

As a very small not-for-profit organisation, each year we rely on the generosity of private individuals like yourself to make our work possible. We would love you to consider supporting our new projects.

By supporting us now, you’ll be backing the work of our small but amazing production team and the local performers, designers, and technicians who will bring it all to life. You’ll be helping us to achieve our plans for reaching further, to create productions that are more accessible, and to realise our ambition of becoming an industry leader in sustainable greener touring.

Thank you for helping us to keep going over the past two years. We wouldn’t be here without your support. We hope you’ll continue to support us over the journey ahead.

To make a tax-deductible donation online, or by returning a short form, simply click on the links below.

Thank You

Critical Stages Touring would like to thank all our generous supporters! Our work would not be possible without the support of our partners.

We are currently supported by the following Government arts funding bodies:

  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Arts Queensland
  • City of Sydney
  • Create NSW
  • Creative Victoria

Thank you also to the following foundations and organisations currently supporting us:

And thanks to all the supporters of our Individual Giving Program, including:

  • Tanveer Ahmed
  • Rohan Astley
  • Roger Bendall
  • Alexandra Bowen
  • Pamela & Barry Brentnall
  • Kirrilly Brentnall
  • Nicholas Brill & Sarah MacDonald
  • Danielle Carroll
  • Daniel Clarke
  • Michael Crouch
  • Michael Dengler
  • Chris Drummond
  • Arani Duggan
  • Patricia Gilligan
  • Joy Harbridge
  • Anne-Marie Heath
  • Rose Hiscock
  • Rhys Holden
  • Jacqueline Hornjik
  • Robert Housley
  • Vanessa Hutchins
  • Keith Irving
  • Shane Anthony Jones
  • Jane Kreis
  • Ann Larson
  • Robert Lazo
  • Ross Le Clerc
  • Robert Love
  • Katherine Lyall-Watson
  • James Marshall
  • Olivia McArdle
  • Joel McGuinness
  • Amanda Mostyn
  • Bali Padda
  • Prue Pateras
  • Forbes Pratt
  • Tamara Press
  • Sian Roberts
  • Kerry Saul
  • Danielle Shankey
  • Deborah Sintras
  • Robyn Smith
  • Jill Standfield
  • Angela Stratton
  • Catherine Sullivan
  • Mark Thomas
  • Steve & Hellie Turner