Take your seat and reserve your place in our history. You’ll be in great company.
Celebrate your love of theatre, a milestone or someone close to you in a special and lasting way by naming a seat in The Sumner at Southbank Theatre.
Your tax-deductible donation of $2,000 to dedicate a seat helps to bring the transformative power of live storytelling to the Melbourne and wider Victorian community. In consideration of your generosity, a personalised plaque with your inscription will be affixed to one of The Sumner seats that you select.*
You will also receive a commemorative certificate and be invited to a private plaque viewing once installed. Acknowledgments may have two lines of up to 25 characters (including spaces).
A unique and enduring gift, naming a seat is a great way to support world-class theatre and the artists who inspire you.
* Subject to availability. Seats will be named in The Sumner for a minimum of 25 years.
All the world's a stage
A family love of theatre inspired Rachel to celebrate her sister's memory with a seat in the Sumner.
Celebrating a Milestone of Love
Stephen surprised his wife Sue by naming a seat in the Sumner to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
A Lasting Gift
After 25 years of subscribing with her daughter, Sandra has dedicated a seat plaque in The Sumner to Susie as a birthday present.
Every Seat Tells a Story
Next time you take your seat at the Sumner, take a moment to look around at the personal dedications that adorn the seats around you.
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