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Philanthropy plays a leading role in our company story.

It is only with the support of individuals that we are able to create exciting, new work for young audiences, traverse the globe and dream big for the future.

People who give to Windmill are welcomed into our family, enjoying a close and rewarding association with our company and our artists.

Please join us and discover how you can help to secure the long-term future of Windmill Theatre Co.

Windmill FanClub Patron Program

At the heart of our philanthropic program is our Windmill Fan Club Patron Program.

When you make a gift, you become a Fan Club Patron, providing you and your family with a range of benefits to enjoy together throughout the year.

Fan Club Patrons receive a bundle of exclusive goodness, including:

  • Invitations to year-round rehearsal experiences at Windmill Studios
  • Random acts of kindness – surprise, little parcels of joy throughout the year
  • Regular email updates featuring the latest Windmill news, interviews and special offers

Fan Club Patrons

A big thank you to our generous Fan Club Patrons who have contributed gifts in the past year:

$25,000+ Benefactor

Roger and Helen Salkeld

$10,000+ Platinum


$5,000+ Diamond

Scholz Vinall

$2,000+ Gold

David and Alison Smallacombe, Ginger and Barry Fitzpatrick, Sydney Myer Foundation

$1,000+ Ruby

Ginet and Arthur Moutakis, Joanne Griffiths, Amanda Blair and Michael Farquharson, Robert Smith and Donna Tripodi, Ronald Bannear, Rosey Batt, Kaye Weeks and Steve Smith, Chris and Susan Stewart, Sheryn Foord

$500+ Silver

Jane and Neil Thompson, Penny Wright and Mark Parnell, Kate Walkley, Sue Gredley, Anonymous 1

$100+ Bronze

Anna Nihill, Charlotte Bright, Adam Rossetto and Erica Benn, Diana Fry, Edward Booth, Elizabeth and Kym Wilson, Emma Leonard, Emma Miegel, Felicity Salkeld, Fiona Lardner, Helen Heithersay, Julie and Chris Orchard, K McKenzie, Margaret Crohn, Michele Slatter, Stan and Moira Djukanovic, Renate Tonks, Miranda Pfeiffer, Roz Petofy, Anne Sved-Williams,  Shirim Lim, Dennis Richard, Lindy O’Keefe, Ben Robinson, Rob Brookman, Sandy Verschoor, Pamela Ball, Adriana Pesavento, Jane and Adam Thompson, Anonymous 3


Sheila Jordine, Amy Ide, Beverley Brown, Judith Wainwright, Patsy Bennett, Amy Underdown, Eleonora Bauer, David and Anne Pinnock, Dot Newbold, Don and Meredyth Sarah, Rosemary Gilbie, Oscar McKenzie, Candy Grunwald, Grandparents for Grandchildren SA, Jodie Edwards, Isaac Mercorella, Sarah Thompson

Windmill Studio Collective

Are you passionate about the creation of high quality, contemporary, new Australian work?

Windmill’s giving circle is a visionary group of supporters who value the role of high quality theatre in young people’s lives.

The Windmill Studio Collective is a small group of passionate individuals and families who come together to make a large, collective impact in the creation of one new work every year.

Members receive personal invitations to a series of tailored donor events, as well as complimentary membership to Windmill’s Fan Club Patron Program. Most importantly, you’ll witness the direct impact that your investment will have on the many artists and creatives involved in bringing a new work for young audiences to the stage.

Member Benefits

  • Witness how contemporary Australian work for young people is created, from the ground up
  • Receive free invitations to intimate experiences including closed rehearsals and opening night events
  • Get treated like a company insider and gain privileged access to our talented artists and creative teams

2018 Program

Amphibian Studio Session Evening | Thursday 16 August 2018, 6pm

Enjoy this behind the scenes rehearsal evening and see the creative development process in action. Followed by a Q&A with drinks and nibbles. This event is suitable for children aged 10 and above.

Amphibian Opening Night Performance | Friday 7 September 2018, 7pm

A VIP experience for you and your family to see Windmill’s brand new work for 2018. Members receive complimentary family ticketing and invitations to the post-show party. This work is suitable for children aged 10 and above.

Studio Collective Members

Ronald Bannear, Ginger and Barry Fitzpatrick, Kaye Weeks and Steve Smith, Joanne Griffiths, Roger and Helen Salkeld, Chris and Susan Stewart, Rosey Batt, Robert Smith and Donna Tripodi, David and Alison Smallacombe, Sheryn Foord

Planning Giving

Help ensure future generations can enjoy the great benefits that an exhilarating live theatre experience can provide.

Many of us want to ensure that we contribute to the wellbeing of the community long after we have gone and choose to add one or two organisations as beneficiaries in our wills.

A bequest to Windmill will be your lasting gift that will ensure future generations enjoy the great benefits live theatre can provide. Gifts and bequests make a big difference to our company and every amount counts. Your generosity will help us to create quality live theatre for all ages, provide creative development opportunities for our artists and support our commitment to wider community access for our shows.

Planned giving donors enjoy a close and rewarding association with our company and artists, and become valued members of the Windmill family.

Leaving a bequest to Windmill is simple and will have an impact long into the future. If you would like to learn more, please contact Executive Producer Kaye Weeks on (08) 8210 7200 for a confidential discussion.

Bequest Notification

If you have decided to include Windmill Theatre Co in your will it is important that our full legal entity name and Australian Business Number (ABN) is listed. Incomplete or incorrect details may result in a misplaced or contested bequest.

Windmill Theatre Co’s legal entity and ABN information is, as follows:

  • Australian Children’s Performing Arts Company
  • Trading as Windmill Theatre Co
  • ABN 55 393 641 124

If you have decided to include us in your will we would certainly appreciate it if you let us know. Our planned giving donors play a special role in our company and we would like to ensure that you are included in our activities and kept informed about our vision and our work.
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If you have a genuine love of the arts and want to make a difference, Windmill needs you.

We really love volunteers. They bring their own experiences, insights and interests to Windmill, helping us gain new perspectives and forge links between local communities and our work.

Volunteers are involved in a variety of ways:

  • Family Arts Workshops
  • Mail Campaigns
  • Event Support
  • Front of House
  • Data Entry
  • Administration Support
  • Fundraising
  • Merchandise Sales

As a Windmill volunteer you’ll gain a unique insight into the way our work is made, and how our company is run, hopefully having lots of fun as well.

Join us, become a volunteer today.

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“By giving a little of my time, I make use of my existing strengths but also benefit from learning new skills and meeting new people who are so creative and dedicated to their work” Barbara Anderson, Volunteer

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