Malthouse is the heart of Melbourne’s contemporary theatre scene. But it takes energy, talent, care and time (and a lot of money) to premiere theatre of the high calibre we're renowned for.

As financial pressures rise, it becomes increasingly important to have faith in the transformative power of theatre. By supporting Malthouse, you ensure we can continue to transform ideas into art, rehearsals into productions, solo ventures into creative collaborations, and our venue into a buzzing theatre. 

Together, we can continue to: 

  • Bring bold, beloved and unique stories to life on our stages    
  • Commission new work from Australian and First Nations writers through Malthouse Artist Development programs
  • Connect new and diverse audiences to some of the best theatre productions in the world  
  • Make theatre for all, always

Make a tax-deductible donation today and join our generous community of supporters. 



Bringing The Hate Race to the stage


Every production has a life before it reaches the stage. Sometimes it takes years for an artistic idea to come to fruition, but thanks to our supporters, we are there, from the start, encouraging and supporting our artists to proceed down the road less travelled. 

This year, Malthouse supporters helped us bring the five-star production The Hate Race from script to stage. A work seven years in the making, The Hate Race was an adaptation of acclaimed writer and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke's award-winning memoir of the same name about growing up the child of Black migrants in Sydney’s western suburbs.

It’s a story that challenged and changed Australia’s understanding of itself. And we knew our audiences needed to hear it.   

Through the generosity of donors, we not only adapted The Hate Race to extraordinary acclaim but launched the massively successful related community program, ‘Labrish’, a celebration of storytelling and connection designed for people who identify as African diasporic, First Peoples, people of colour and underrepresented creatives.  

You can be part of Malthouse’s next theatrical triumph. 


Malthouse Muse


As a Malthouse Muse, you receive the following benefits: 

  • First notice about all upcoming productions and events before they are announced to the public
  • First access to tickets for all Malthouse productions, before they go on sale
  • Invitations to exclusive Malthouse events 
  • Free, unlimited ticket exchanges to all Malthouse season productions
  • Personal support from our dedicated Development Team 
  • Official recognition of your support on our website, printed season materials, and in our foyer 

Malthouse Mate


As a Malthouse Mate, you receive the following benefits: 

  • Early access to tickets for all Malthouse and selected partner events, before they go on sale to the public
  • Free, unlimited ticket exchanges to all Malthouse season productions

Why I Give

“I love Malthouse because it’s alive with energy, storytelling and fine performance. It’s palpable when you walk in the door. 

Over the years, Malthouse has presented amazingly powerful – earth-shattering in some cases – productions. I knew The Hate Race would be compelling, confronting and heartfelt, so the Andyinc Foundation was deeply energised by the opportunity to bring this work to Australian audiences. 

It’s a privilege to be part of the Malthouse story.”

– Andrew Myer (Andyinc Foundation), Director of Andyinc, supporting partner of The Hate Race and ‘Labrish’ 


Malthouse Theatre invites you to consider a planned gift through our Bequest program


Speak to our Development team on (03) 9685 5175 or by emailing