The Staff and Committee of Management of La Mama express our deep thanks for the overwhelming love and support we have received in the wake of the La Mama Fire. 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 will need your support going forward. We will be launching a public fundraising campaign to assist with the rebuild of our beloved La Mama in the near future. In the short term, one of the best ways in which you can contribute is by supporting our artists by buying tickets and seeing their work. Come to the La Mama Courthouse, come to our temporary theatre at Trades Hall (until 14th October 2018)

Funds to rebuild La Mama

We are going through the appropriate insurance and planning processes, after which we will know what additional funds we need for the next version of La Mama. Our goal is to create something that will carry La Mama into the future, a place 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 near future.




If you would like discuss how you (or your organisation) can play a role in the Rebuild La Mama campaign, and for all general donations and fundraising enquiries please contact Caitlin ( and/or Tim ( on (03) 9347 6948.

Thank you for the support

La Mama is forever grateful for the many people who have supported us over the years.

Most recently, thank you to those who donated to our Keep La Mama On Stage (campaign to re-house productions after the May 2018 fire) and La Mama For All access campaign.

Our biggest achievement in fundraising has been the enormous contribution from the community in 2008 to purchase our 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. 2008 Save La Mama Campaign

Thank you to the Pratt Foundation for their visionary support over the years; from their lead gift towards the purchase of the Faraday Street site to recent renovations at both La Mama and La Mama Courthouse. The Pratt Foundation together with the Sidney Myer Fund also generously contributed to the La Mama Book celebrating 50 Years.

Over our 50 year history we have received generous support from other trusts and foundations, as well as private donations from individuals. Thank you all!

Finally we are very grateful for the ongoing support of Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne for our multi-year operational funding.



As mentioned above, we will soon be calling on the general public and wider La Mama community for cash donations towards the Rebuild of La Mama. We are of course open to receiving donations at any time.

  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) direct to our bank account 

    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.
  • Cheque; please make cheques out to the “La Mama Trust”
  • Bequests are a visionary way to support the work of La Mama into the future. A legacy gift of this kind is appreciated with profound gratitude.

If you wish to discuss making a donation to La Mama, leaving a bequest to La Mama, or chat about any other form of philanthropic and/or business partnership please contact Caitlin ( and/or Tim ( on (03) 9347 6948. 

La Mama Theatre is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Victoria, with Australian Taxation Office endorsed Tax Concession Charity and Deductible Gift Recipient status. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

La Mama ABN 74 925 853 734  is on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Assessment Act 1997.