Support La Mama

La Mama gratefully receives operational funding from Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne. On top of that, La Mama programs regularly receive philanthropic and partner support.

La Mama survives and thrives on the support of its community: our loyal La Mama Lovers. You know who you are, and we love you right back.

Recent campaigns:

Save La Mama (2008) campaign raised almost $2 million dollars in an urgent few months after the death of owner Rose Del Monaco, her sons gave La Mama the first option to buy. For the first time, this provided La Mama’s future with the security of ownership. Thank you to all the donors.

Keep La Mama On Stage (2018) campaign was an impromptu response to the fire. With community wanting to help immediately, we quickly raised the funds for all programmed shows to go ahead as scheduled, at different venues. Thank you to all the donors.

Rebuild La Mama (2019) campaign raised the funds to rebuild La Mama. Under the leadership of Tim Stitz, more than $2.5 million was raised to rebuild. Thank you to all the donors.

As well as targeted campaigns, each year, La Mama receives a number of donations to support operational costs:

Annual Donations 2020

Beyond those named here, there have been a remarkable number of generous souls who have supported La Mama over the years. It is impossible for us to name every single contributor of the past, and for this we do apologise.


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.

La Mama gratefully accepts donations year-round.

Credit and Debit donations: HERE

EFT and Cheque donations: HERE

BEQUESTS:   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 Dullard: caitlin@lamama.com.au, (03) 9347 6948