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.
Our Agelink pillar 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 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.
With innovations like presenting live theatre in cinemas through our ground-breaking production of A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life and Sydney II: Lost and Found, 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.
THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF OUR DONORS AND FRIENDS:
Sam & Leanne Walsh Susan Fleming
Heather Zampatti Janet Holmes a Court AC
Wendy Court Beverley Shelbourne
Stephen Ford & Shiva Amir Ansari Jenny Davis
Chris & Liz Greenwood Peter Kift
Clare Watson Fred Sim
Michelle Fowler Julie Hobbs
Robin & Sally Tunnicliffe
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 with heart
Theatre with a difference
Get In Touch
Whether as an audience member, sponsor or philanthropic donor, we would love to hear from you!
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. Donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.
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.
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
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.
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
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.