Monkey Baa Theatre

Since 1997, Monkey Baa Theatre Company has been adapting Australia's most well-loved stories for young people (aged 3-18), bringing them to the stage and touring them around the country, working with schools, arts and children's organisations across remote, regional, rural and metropolitan Australia. In 2012 they moved into the brand new Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney, and in October 2013, they welcomed their millionth audience member!

Why did we fund this project? Monkey Baa believes that young people should be valued and respected, and aim to engage them in the performing arts through the telling of stories that entertain, inspire and encourage a greater understanding of the world and their place within it.

"The kind of works Monkey Baa creates require the audience to participate, allowing the children to be co-creators. Unlike television or a large-scale theatre production, Monkey Baa's form of theatre requires the audience to be part of the work. This level of engagement creates a profound learning experience: the children literally walk out of the theatre more intelligent than when they walked in."  Jackie French (Australian Children's Laureate 2014-2015 & Monkey Baa Patron)

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Monkey Baa Theatre [Operational Funding]