Thank you all so much for the overwhelming love and support we have received in the last week. It has brought us much strength and pride to be part of such a generous and resourceful community. (Read about La Mama Fire)

There is much to do and we need support. One of the ways in which you can contribute is by supporting the artists. Come to the Courthouse, come to one of the many fantastic venues that are rehousing our homeless artistic teams, be an audience member, come!

Following the fire that destroyed a large part of La Mama, we are working through all the things that need to be done to both keep our productions going and plan to rebuild. We need support for both of these things, both now and in the future:


Funds to keep La Mama on stage

Right now, we are trying to secure a temporary home for La Mama and all our artists while we rebuild at Faraday Street. We need some extra resources to help with this, so we are seeking your assistance with this immediate need. This will ensure that those writers, performers and theatre-makers can still work as planned, while we rebuild their home.

Funds to rebuild La Mama

Once we have gone through the insurance and planning processes, we’ll know what additional funds we need for the next version of La Mama.  We want to create something that will carry La Mama into the future that can continue to provide opportunities for writers, designers and performers to share their work with the community.  We’ll be sharing those plans with you in the future. DETAILS COMING SOON


Funds to ensure everyone can be in our audience

In the spirit of La Mama, theatre is for everyone, so our Access Campaign continues.  If you’d like to support this program and help those who wouldn’t otherwise get to see live theatre, you can do so by clicking below:

If you would like to make a direct debit donation, please note our bank details:

La Mama Trust:

BSB: 633 000.

Account: 149445785

Please contact Caitlin once you have made a bank transfer donation and we will send you a receipt for tax purposes.

For all fundraising enquiries or to make a larger contribution, please contact Caitlin: [email protected], or (03) 9347 6948



La Mama is forever grateful for the many people who have supported us over the years! Most recently, we would like to thank the supporters of the Creative Partnership Plus 1 program for our Development Coordinator in 2015, Supporting Players program for Production Budgets in 2013-2014, and individual donations that have come through over the years.

Our biggest achievement in fundraising has been the enormous contribution from the community to purchase our favourite building on Faraday street. As a result of this superb community effort, the La Mama community own and will forever remain at the building where it all began, the old shirt factory at 205 Faraday Street, Carlton. Thank you to all who contributed, particularly to the bash at the Atheneum  and those who supported financially. We really wouldn’t be here without you. THANK YOU!

Thank you to the Pratt Foundation for the support in the recent renovations at both La Mama and La Mama Courthouse, and the Pratt Foundation and Myer Foundation for their contribution to the La Mama Book celebrating 50 years.

Over our 50 year history many foundations have supported us for particular projects. Thank you to you all!

We are of course very grateful for the ongoing support of Australia Council, Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne for operational funding.


Learn More about the 2008
“Save La Mama” Campaign