Our Annual Appeal Hero, Silvan Rus, with Henry IV Part 1 quote


Make a Donation

Our 2019 Annual Appeal reflects who we are as a company, as a community, and as artists. The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is artist-run and artist-led. We consist of a Core Ensemble who perform, facilitate, and run the business side of the company. The fact that we are artist-run is a key ingredient which allows the following to not only exist but to flourish:

  • High calibre art created by QSE's unique ensemble approach and commitment to voice and text training.
  • Accessible performance and training experiences. Our approach to Shakespeare's texts allows for both a contemporary and modern, as well as a personal, understanding; allowing us to retain a sense of 'play' within our work.
  • Celebration and staging of new and local Australian works; e.g. Bogga and The Blood Votes.
  • A commitment to our community through our Shakespeare Beyond programs, giving voice to the marginalised.

Shakespeare Beyond represents QSE's community initiatives such as:

All of this is made possible through our artists' work, on stage and off, and the support of our volunteers and donors. The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is more than just a theatre company, performing for performance sake; we are a vibrant and active member of our community, not an island within it.

So please support an ensemble for the community by donating to QSE by June 30th.


You can also make a direct debit transfer to our bank account - please put your last name and an annotation or abbreviation (e.g. Shakespeare Beyond) in the description line so we know who's paying, and alert us by sending an e-mail to finance@qldshakespeare.org when you transfer a payment. Our bank account details are:

BSB 034-008
Account number: 134367


Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

Support QSE's vision. Find out what it takes for our Ensemble to run.



Shakespeare Beyond

Support QSE's community initiatives.



A Night at the Theatre

In 2016, the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble started the A Night at the Theatre initiative in partnership with the Australian Red Cross, Communify, and Arafmi Queensland. A donation of $35 can give a main-stage ticket to a person who might not have otherwise been able to experience live Shakespeare.



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