Support Malthouse Theatre

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When we closed our doors, we left a ghost light on the empty stage to caretake the space as a symbol of hope. The superstition to leave a light on ensures the theatre stays alive in times of darkness.

We now need your help to turn off our ghost light and bring artists and audiences back to The Malthouse. Our Muses’ support has always been vital—now it guarantees our very survival. We ask our donors to continue to support the power of theatre in all our lives. Support our campaign to #turnofftheghostlight with an annual donation to keep Malthouse Theatre and independent art alive this tax season.

When you donate $250 or more you become a Malthouse Muse. Enjoy exclusive benefits including official recognition in our season brochures, website and foyer screens, connect with like-minded people at exclusive VIP and backstage events, and receive priority ticketing and booking assistance. Become a Malthouse Muse now and be at the very heart of Melbourne’s contemporary theatre family.


All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

When you donate to our #turnofftheghostlight campaign your support will

  • Aid Malthouse Theatre’s recovery and future
  • Keep independent artists employed and creating
  • Assist us to continue to commission new work for future seasons
  • Ensure that theatre remains an accessible artform for all to enjoy
  • Allow us to play a vital role in questioning the political and cultural world around us


Malthouse Theatre invites you to consider a planned gift through our Bequest program. For more information, please contact our Development Team. Discuss your donation by calling our Development team on (03) 9685 5162 or by emailing

Click here to make a donation to Malthouse Theatre.