About Us

About Us

THEATRE 180, with a mandate of GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD, produces works which are exciting, moving, innovative and entertaining. THEATRE 180 draws its name from the stories of our lives across a 180-degree perspective, from our buoyant youth to the wisdom of age. Proudly Western Australian, OUR TEAM strives to present a range of stories through award-winning plays from Australia, the UK, Europe and America, together with new plays from WA playwrights.

THEATRE 180 (formerly Agelink Theatre) has been working in the oral and recorded history space for the last 28 years, collecting stories from seniors and presenting them as theatre. From small-scale, bespoke works commissioned by local councils and played in libraries and community centres to large-scale works with full production values presented in theatres, here in Australia and in the UK, we have produced well over 70 works – many of which have been world premieres of new West Australian writing including numerous plays by its founder Jenny Davis OAM.

Alongside our AGELINK pillar we also produce MAINSTAGE works in a variety of venues, and offer EDUCATION programs which run across every aspect of what we do.

With innovations like presenting live theatre in cinemas through our ground-breaking production of A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life, we are proud to continue finding new ways to engage with audiences near and far, and share the stories that make us WHO WE ARE.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, STUART HALUSZ

When theatre provokes behavioural change or action in response to social issues, our artistic influence goes well beyond the audience and out into the wider community. Storytellers are agents for change, agents for enlightenment and an integral part of the fabric in a multicultural tapestry.

We have to think of the arts as operating with a social conscience that feeds not just into education, tourism, entertainment and other economic drivers, but is also considered the vital thread in the fabric of our society – because without the arts, we unravel. 

I believe passionately in the power of culture and the arts to transform, educate and enlighten. The creative industries are the best way we can hope to encourage and promote an understanding of the cultural differences and similarities of our fellow human beings, to elicit empathy, acceptance and celebration of others in our community. I believe our work in theatre is the key to moving forward on reconciliation; to understand the stories of our history in order to write those of our future.

Join us as we present GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD.

Theatre 180

Theatre with heart

Theatre with a difference

THEATRE 180

 

 

Agelink

For 27 years THEATRE 180 has been the national leader in bespoke plays based on oral and recorded histories, mainly through interviews and reminiscence workshops with seniors.

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Mainstage

THEATRE 180 seeks out the best of writing from Australia and around the world to present for audiences in our hometown Perth, and on tour around regional WA, interstate and internationally.

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Education

Arts and Culture play a vital role in the fabric of a functioning, healthy, robust and enlightened society – THEATRE 180 is committed to both presenting works for and about, and creating educational opportunities for young people and students.

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Get In Touch

Whether as an audience member, sponsor or philanthropic donor, we would love to hear from you!

Our Partners

Proudly partnering with the following organisations

Government Partners

Production Partners

Venue Partners

Media Partners

Support Us

Some of the ways you can support us

As an independent, not-for-profit theatre company, we welcome any form of support, be it as a Patron, Philanthropic Donor or Corporate Sponsor.

We would love to hear from you!

The THEATRE 180 Public Fund (ABN: 33 042 434 145) is a tax deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.

ALL DONATIONS ARE MAINTAINED IN A SPECIAL PUBLIC FUND ADMINISTRATED BY THEATRE 180 AND THESE FUNDS WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE ORGANISATION.

THEATRE 180 Public Fund

Chair: Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM

Jenny Davis OAM

Stuart Halusz


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Make A Donation

Make A Donation

Whether large or small, your donation will help THEATRE 180 in a variety of ways - by providing much-needed resources to support our administration or cover insurances and professional fees, or to help fund a particular area of our work such as set/props construction, wardrobe, Emerging WA Artist mentoring or script development.

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Become A Corporate Sponsor

Become A Corporate Sponsor

THEATRE 180 works with a number of organisations and individuals in a variety of ways to achieve different outcomes. Some of the ways you can partner with us include: Centre Stage Corporate 3-year package G Row Sponsor Green Room Sponsor Grand Circle Sponsor Founding Friends

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Leave A Legacy

Leave A Legacy

A bequest to THEATRE 180 will help to ensure that many more audiences will continue to benefit from the stories we tell, for many years to come.

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First day rehearsals for @theatre180wa Double Bill - THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood and I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson. Two wonderful plays full of heart and purpose, and a fantastic team of brilliant creatives. www.theatre180.com.au @lalatellsastory @halopez31 @fin_lay_ @sophia.forrest @dariuswilliams_ @benn_engine @the_rebellious_jacobite @nivulich
Look what arrived today 😊 This is going to be a very special production! www.theatre180.com.au 
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World Theatre Day. The perfect way to end our regional tour of A Fortunate Life! Today we are performing in the beautiful town of Harvey. SOLD OUT!
So fortunate to be able to perform a sold-out show of ‘A Fortunate Life’ in Wickepin tonight! This is such a special day for us all and we have been so well-looked after by the incredible Facey Homestead Committee, Shire of Wickepin and wonderful Facey family, many of whom are in this photo. This photo was taken at the Facey Homestead in Wickepin, open to visitors and a must-see! #wickepin #abfacey #afortunatelife #wheatbeltwa #theatre
Ready for THEATRE 180’s performance of Dear Heart at Burt Hall today! Can’t wait to bring this beautiful heartfelt story to life 😊
Show #83! Looking forward to tonight’s performance of A Fortunate Life @northamtheatregroup 😊
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