Become a Hayes Supporter

We were humbled by the support we received from individuals over the past two years. During an incredibly difficult time for the Arts and despite the fact that theatres were shuttered and dark, your generosity ensured we could keep working and that money could continue to flow to creative projects.

We know what it means not to be able to make art. How precious and tenuous these opportunities are for artists and the difference live performance can make to audiences and our community. Now we’re back. And there’s an extraordinary sense of joy at being reunited with artists and audiences. Hayes has always been a collaboration and it means the world to be together again.

Which is why we’re asking for your help so that we can look forward and focus on doing what we do best. It’s only through your support that we can continue to stage some of the best musical theatre in Australia and support our extraordinary artists.

Lizzie (2022) Photo by Claire Hawley
Lizzie (2022) Photo by Claire Hawley

Why donate to Hayes?

Hayes is currently the only professional company in Australia that consistently develops and produces brand new Australian musicals. It’s expensive and it takes a long time – but we believe that Australian stories should be seen and heard onstage.

We also produce and present some extraordinary musicals in our intimate theatre. And while the experience of sitting just a few feet from the action is what makes Hayes so special, our 111 seats can’t quite pay for the shows we put on.

By donating to Hayes, you’re directly supporting Australian artists employed on one of our productions, or funded through one of our many development programs.

Where will my money go?

Towards our productions and developing new Australian musicals. Hayes has extremely low administrative overheads compared to most arts organisations, so all the money we raise ends up onstage.

If you’ve ever admired the set, the costumes, or the way the whole show seems to come together so seamlessly – chances are it’s because of the generosity of our supporters who helped pay for design elements or those extra choreography sessions.

Young Frankenstein (2020) Photo by Daniel Boud
Young Frankenstein (2020) Photo by Daniel Boud

What can I expect if I donate to Hayes?

In the short term – our undying gratitude and the knowledge that you’ve done an amazing thing! (as well as a receipt for your tax-deductible donation).

If you donate $200 or more you’ll be acknowledged on our donor board in the Hayes foyer and on our website.

Donors who contribute $1000 or more will be invited to supporter events.

If you donate $5,000 or more, we’ll welcome you to the opening nights of our Hayes produced shows.

If you donate $10,000 or more, we’ll see you for opening night of every musical throughout the year!

How do I donate?

You can donate by clicking through the “donate now” button below, or send an email to to find out more about our programs and how you might be able to help.

All donations $2.00 or more are tax-deductible and a tax receipt will be issued automatically, attached to the confirmation email.

Giving Programs

The Chair’s Circle

The Chair’s Circle is the best version of the Hayes experience. Like all patrons, members enjoy the intimacy and immediacy of a Hayes performance and exceptional quality musical theatre, however the experience is enhanced in three ways.

Information – Chair’s Circle members are the first to know about what we have planned.
ccess – Chair’s Circle members can always access our performances and have opportunities to meet our artists and our Chair at events throughout the year.
Association – Joining the Chair’s Circle is a statement about your values and interests, and an opportunity to connect with like-minded supporters.


– Chair’s Circle Leaders      $10,000 ($9,500 tax deductible)
– Chair’s Circle                      $5,000 ($5,000 tax deductible)

With the option to pay in quarterly instalments via direct debit


– Chair’s Circle Leaders will be invited to an annual Chair’s dinner and the opening nights of all productions at Hayes.
– Chair’s Circle Members will receive invitations to the Opening Nights of Hayes Productions, and in-season tickets to Independent Productions.
– Beyond their own tickets, Members will have the ability to purchase house seats to any sold-out performance by contacting the Executive Director directly.
– All Chair’s Circle Members will be invited to an annual Chair’s Circle event, season launches and all supporter events and concerts, as well as reads of works in development.
– All Chair’s Circle Members will receive regular updates on Hayes programming and creative development.