Five people in white shirts. They are laughing, cheering and throwing their hands in the air. They have masks painted on their faces and confetti is falling. Text reads "Annual Appeal 2021".

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep”
Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Sc 2

This year marks the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s 20th Birthday and 5th Annual Appeal! Each year has seen growing support for our company which has meant we’ve been able to continue creating high-quality, engaging, and relevant art and adapting to the ever-changing world. 

2020 saw us face new challenges and reap new rewards. Unable to mount a full-scale mainstage production, we produced our first radio play: Macbeth in the Darkand developed and delivered Zoom-based Shakespeare for Kids workshops. We continued our commitment to the community through our Shakespeare Beyond programs including the Shakespeare Prison Project, Training Scholarships, and free workshops for QLD Mental Health Week.

QSE’s Annual Appeal 2021 highlights what we do, where we aim to go, and, most importantly, the crucial role our donors and unique community play in achieving our aims. 

We ask for support as we:

  • Celebrate our 20th Birthday in style with two mainstage productions: Romeo & Juliet and The Rover
  • Improve the accessibility of our work, particularly by providing a wheelchair lift during our Roma Street Parkland season
  • Fund further Shakespeare Beyond programs, including the Shakespeare Prison Project
  • Increase the opportunity to welcome new audiences through our A Night at the Theatre initiative

Recent challenges presented to us all have brought to light the intrinsic nature of theatre to our community, and we believe it to be more important than ever. We would love your support throughout our 2021 Annual Appeal as we share our most exciting season to date and continue to grow our company in the heart of Brisbane.

Donations to QSE of over $2 are tax deductible. No matter how small or large your donation is it will be put to great use!

Support QSE’s vision by donating to the company. To find out how your donation can help, click here.

Support QSE’s community initiatives.

A donation of $35 will give a mainstage ticket to a person who might not have otherwise been able to experience live

You can also donate via direct debit:
BSB 034-008
Account number: 134367

Please put your last name and an annotation or abbreviation (e.g. Shakespeare Beyond) in the description line, and alert us via email ( when you transfer a payment.

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