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by Red Stitch

We at Red Stitch believe theatre is vital. It allows us to comprehend situations beyond our experience, it moves us, delights us. It raises questions and starts conversations. Theatre at its best helps us understand what it is to live in this world of ours.      


At the moment, our biggest hurdle is that our performers earn the equivalent of one week’s award wage for ten weeks work.


So through this End of Financial Year Appeal we are seeking help to push the boundaries of what is possible on our stage by bringing Red Stitch artist pay closer to minimum industry standards. Every donation directly contributes to the creation of compelling, relevant and exceptional theatre whilst building sustainability within our profession by paying the people that make it.  


We hope that you will support Red Stitch by making a tax-deductible donation to our appeal.


Thank you,



Ella Caldwell 

“Red Stitch fills up its little theatre…for weeks at a time. But most of Melbourne still doesn’t know what it’s missing.” Chris Boyd, The Australian.


“Red Stitch Actors Theatre has its finger on the pulse when it comes to Australian premiers of hot new international plays.” Cameron Woodhead, The Age.

“We expect Red Stitch…to confront us, push our boundaries, invade our comfort zones and, most importantly, present us with exciting theatre.”  Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers. 


Please help us work towards paying the artists the standard fees as listed below.  


$28.10 = 1 hours pay

$56.18 = 2 hours pay

$112.36 = 4 hours pay

$224.73 = 1 days pay

$561.84 = 1 week


Other: Please feel free to donate any amount you wish.  



You can also send a cheque to:
Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Rear 2 Chapel St,
St Kilda East,
VIC 3183


If you have any questions or wish to make a donation over the phone please contact Red Stitch on 03 95338082 or email admin@redstitch.net