Some of the ways you can support us
We take theatre to audiences wherever we can find them – theatres, cinemas, regional town halls, nursing homes and libraries.
We listen, reflect, learn and connect.
“An innovative and exciting theatre company showcasing Western Australian drama in a compelling way that truly engages and impacts its audiences.”
Leanne and Sam Walsh AO – Patrons
“When talented artists are given the financial resources and artistic freedom to create, magic will happen.THEATRE 180’s innovative productions prove that artistic vision and commercial success can go hand in hand. I am proud to play my part to enable this Western Australian theatre company, who appeal to such a wide audience, to flourish.”
Ron Siemiginowski – Founding Patron
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.
Make A Donation
We are proud to announce our Donor Circle Campaign where we aim to raise 180 x $1,000 donations over the next three years! Your contribution will help us continue telling Great Stories while supporting Western Australian artists and enable you to be part of THEATRE 180’s journey.
Each $1,000 donation will last 12 months and include:
- Discounted tickets to all productions
- Opening Night post-show functions where you can meet the cast and creatives whilst enjoying great hospitality
- THEATRE 180 VIP functions
- Special ‘Behind the Scenes’ events including invitations to the rehearsal room where you can learn about the creative process (for our regional donors this can be via Zoom)
- Your name in the programmes and website (optional)
21 HEARTS: Vivian Bullwinkel and the Nurses of the Vyner Brooke Fundraising Campaign
Our next production is very close to our own hearts and one that we have been wanting to tell for a very long time. We invite you to come on the journey with us to present 21 Hearts – Vivian Bullwinkel and the Nurses of the Vyner Brooke.
THEATRE 180 is launching a ‘21 Hearts Fundraising Campaign’ to bring this inspirational story to life at the beautiful Cygnet Theatre, Como in April 2024.
Thanks to an extremely generous offer from some members of the THEATRE 180 family, donations up to the value of $65,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. Make any size donation (donations over $2.00 are tax deductible), and it will be matched, giving us the much-needed funds to develop and stage this important work that will be designed to tour throughout WA and nationally.
Vivian Bullwinkel was one of 65 Australian nurses who boarded the Vyner Brooke in an attempt to flee the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February, 1942.
Bombed by Japanese fighter planes and after spending days at sea, she and some other survivors found their way to Radji Beach on Banka Island where they surrendered. In one of the most atrocious war crimes in our history, these 22 nurses were forced to march into the sea where they were machine gunned.
The only survivor and witness, Vivian spent the rest of the war in a prison camp before liberation, and her remaining years fighting for recognition for the bravery of her friends and colleagues, their strength and courage in the face of death sustaining her for the rest of her life.
21 Hearts relays the resilient Aussie humour displayed by the women in the camps and provides a respectful and authentic voice to those who were silenced.
We’d like our audiences to imagine those lives lost, the 21 women who were denied the chance to lead a full and rich life with the freedoms we all share today; to not just view them as statistics of a war crime.
A story of hope, courage, resilience and heart.
Become A Sponsor
For nearly 30 years we have executed our mandate of intergenerational storytelling alongside some of the greatest contemporary and classic plays. A 180 degree perspective takes us through all ages of life – from youth to seniors and everything in between. THEATRE 180 recognises the value that the arts play in our society in nurturing, inspiring and challenging its citizens across all stages of their lives. Proudly West Australian, THEATRE 180 is theatre with a social conscience – understanding the stories of our past in order to write those of our future.
Please email Rebecca at email@example.com if you would like to talk about becoming a sponsor and part of THEATRE 180’s exciting future.
Become A Sponsor
Please contact us to start a conversation
Leave A Legacy
For many of our audiences, the opportunity to experience Australian stories brought to life throughout venues across WA and beyond has enriched and nourished their lives in so many ways. Why not consider leaving a bequest so you can make a lasting impact and share your passion for the stories we tell for future generations.
Any donation over $2 is tax-deductible, and you can specify where you would like the money to go! Get in touch and let’s see how we can work together to make GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD, and create your own 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.