At Melbourne Theatre Company, we rely on the generosity and vision of our family of supporters to sustain and develop our activities.

Your gift goes directly to supporting our innovative programs and projects that create inspiring theatre. All donations support four key areas of MTC’s business: Innovation, Education, Community, and the Southbank Theatre. To learn more about each of the key areas click on the headings below.


Your donation helps inspire innovation and creativity through:

  • Commissioning and developing new plays, such as our Cybec Play Reading Series
  • Supporting creative activity by local artists
  • Supporting the Production, Wardrobe and Design Departments
  • Facilitating international co-productions and tours
  • Supporting MTC’s Women in Theatre Program
  • Supporting our Assistant Directors Program
  • Providing opportunities for directing, stage management and design secondments


Your donation helps fund MTC’s award-winning Education program which delivers transformative, empowering opportunities for young people through theatre. These include:

  • Inspiring students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Betty Amsden Youth Scholarship Course
  • Touring Education productions to regional schools
  • Resourcing VCE student workshops
  • Facilitating schools’ access and teaching resources
  • Supporting scholarships, mentorships, internships and residencies through programs such as the MTC Youth Ambassadors


Your donation helps support programs that make theatre accessible and relevant across a broad spectrum of the community. These include:

  • Providing transformative theatre experiences to the Victorian community and beyond through regional and international touring
  • Funding free and discounted tickets for disadvantaged members of the community
  • Supporting Melbourne’s diverse theatre and community landscape
  • Supporting MTC’s Artist Nights to enable working artists to see the work of their peers at a more accessible price

Southbank Theatre

Your donation helps support our home, Southbank Theatre, ensuring its place as an iconic and state of the art facility of which Melbourne can be proud. This includes:

  • Maintaining Southbank Theatre and administrative buildings
  • Greening Southbank Theatre
  • Upgrading technical equipment and fit out
  • Refurbishing Theatre public spaces
  • Maintaining and updating infrastructure