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By making a tax deductible donation you are playing an integral part in Essential Theatre's future. Essential Friends will be recognised on our website and in our national touring program in an honour roll for donations of $250 and more.

These tax deductible gifts are made possible through Abaf’s Australia Cultural Fund. www.abaf.org.au

Developing a relationship with Essential Theatre is a unique opportunity to link yourself with a national arts touring company based proudly in Geelong. Essential Theatre has a bright future, and together with you, this future can be a reality.

You are warmly invited to become a donor and support the work of Essential Theatre by becoming an Essential Friend.


Essential Friends are invaluable supporters. By making a tax deductible donation you are playing an integral part in Essential Theatre's future.  Together with your support and our passion we guarantee a creative future as we continue to present high quality, passionate live theatre to rural Australia.

Essential Friends will be recognised on our website and in our national touring program in an honour roll for donations of $250 and more.

Level 1. Sparkling Shiraz: $5000+
Level 2. Mature Merlot: $2500+
Level 3. Perfect Pinot:  $1000+
Level 4. Refreshing Riesling $500+
Level 5. Preferred Port $250+

These tax deductible gifts are made possible through the Australia Cultural Fund.  The Australia Cultural Fund was established to encourage people to donate to the arts and to enable not-for-profit groups like Essential Theatre to benefit from this generosity.  All donations are made to the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) which then considers donor preferences when allocating grants. AbaF has confirmed that our supporters can make a tax-deductible donation to AbaF’s Australia Cultural Fund, requesting that AbaF apply it to Essential Theatre for costs associated with Shakespeare in the Vines.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about the process for making donations. 

Download a donation form or Donate Online at the AbaF website