We believe theatre should be integral to every young person’s life – a pathway to better understanding themselves and the world they inhabit. Young audiences deserve the same dexterity, depth and rigour of theatre-making and presentation as adults.
As a small company with a big reach – with funding from Federal, State and local government bodies covering 21% or less of the cost of creative development of new works and our trailblazing arts education program – Monkey Baa depends on the generosity of our donors: individuals, families and organisations.
We also believe in providing access to great theatre for families and school communities across Australia. Keeping our costs low means many more young people can experience our great shows, but it also makes philanthropic support absolutely essential to continuing our work. We are immensely grateful to all our supporters.
In 2015 we introduced a program called Clever Monkeys, designed to support our three Clever Monkeys – Eva, Sandie and Tim – to create new work and give young people – Clever Young Monkeys – a voice in creating it! These Clever Young Monkeys played an important role in bringing The Peasant Prince to the stage and are working with us on several new plays including Diary of a Wombat.
Know any Clever Young Monkeys? Join the program or find out more here.
Donations to Monkey Baa Theatre Company are tax-deductible and every donation makes a difference. You can donate online here, download a donation form here or email our Development Manager, Daria O’Neill.
By supporting Monkey Baa, you are helping us to build a canon of theatrical works to inspire and delight young people for years to come; inviting them to question and challenge their values, expectations and understanding of the world, and their place within it.
A special thank you to our Monkey Mates:
Bernard Angell, Emila & Ruth Armytage, Duncan & Jill Ball, The Balnaves Foundation, Amanda Bishop, Kashi Cannings & Family, Max Collingwood, Penny Cook, Annabel & Rob Dulhunty, CDP Theatre Producers, John & Libby Fairfax, Nick & Sandra Fairfax, Peter Fitzpatrick, Jackie French (Patron), Susanne Gervay (Patron), Grant Family Charitable Trust, The Kachoyans, Jennifer Lindsay & Mark O’Brien, Pamela Lovell, Nicola McNaughton, Archie & Belle Middleton, Dr Mary Moss & Paul Slade, Bronwyn Edinger & Martin O’’Shannessy, Janelle Prescott, Catherine & Sally-Anne Reid
Monkey Baa is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. The company is also a charitable institution endorsed for charity tax concessions by the Australian Taxation Office. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible. A receipt will be issued for all contributions.