The carnival will celebrate the launch of TW’s 2020 program, whilst also raising funds for the artists that will present work at the venue next year. 2020 marks the 40th anniversary for Theatre Works as an organisation and the first year without federal funding in several years.
“Organisationally, we have recently reviewed our operations and purpose through a thorough, external interrogation of our current financial situation and our future capacity to operate,” says TW General Manager, Dianne Toulson. “This process was to ensure that our future is sustainable and that we can continue to deliver our primary objective: to foster a supportive environment and space for independent artists.
“While this has been a challenging time, we are excited and confident that TW will continue into the future with a solid foundation and a new vision. The past two years has been a period of consolidation for Theatre Works and we have done the hard work to enable the delivery of an exciting, inclusive and diverse program for 2020.”
“We will continue to work on our organisational sustainability, to ensure we are best placed to support our independent artists into 2020 and beyond,” added Toulson.
The Summer Carnival celebrations include:
- An Adult-Size Jumping Castle
- Live Music (from 4.00pm)
- DJs (from 8.00pm)
- Sausage Sizzle (Vegan and Non-Vegan Options)
- Carnival Games (with Prizes)
- Dunk Tank
- Inflatable Sumo Wrestling
- Bungie Run
- The Theatre Works 2020 Season Launch (from 7.00pm)
Every dollar raised goes straight to the supporting the incredible, daring independent artists that will be lighting up the Theatre Works stage from January next year. Here’s to the future!
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Event: Saturday 7 December 2019 – from 4.00pm
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: Summer Carnival – courtesy of Theatre Works