Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble acknowledges the traditional Indigenous owners and custodians of the lands on which we live, work and play. We pay our respects to their Elders, ancestors, and descendants, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, acknowledging that their sovereignty over these lands has never been ceded.

QSE is committed to diversity among its artists and audiences, and in its activities. We acknowledge that historically and to this day, many people have been effectively excluded from engagement with the performing arts, and arguably with classical theatre in particular, because of ongoing socio-economic inequalities and discrimination both within the performing arts sector and in our society more broadly.

QSE works to facilitate access to our activities and to alleviate barriers to full and meaningful participation, whether those barriers be financial, institutional, environmental, attitudinal, or communicative.