The KAT Project - giving kids a magical theatre experience!

Help a school group enjoy a trip to the theatre!

Support Theatre North's KAT (Kids Accessing Theatre) Project.


Here's what one youngster loved about their trip to the theatre to see The Bugalugs Bum Thief (Monkey Baa Theatre Company):

Child's drawing of The Bugalugs Bum Thief


and the kids loved meeting the actors and asking them questions after the show:



The KAT Project aims to give more school children across northern Tasmania the opportunity to come and see professional live theatre performances.

Through the KAT Project, sponsorships and private donations will give more schools the chance to attend live performances which they would not otherwise have the opportunity to see.  

We know schools are finding it difficult at the moment to send their students to external activities. Research tells us how important access to the arts is for young people in particular.  

This project helps us in a very significant way to open the door to a new world. And it's building future audiences. Everyone wins.


How does it work?

Theatre North at the Princess has formed an advisory group to help identify schools in northern Tasmania that are finding it difficult to bring school groups to the theatre to see professional live shows.  Through donations and business partnersips, we will offer those schools subsidised transport and ticket prices, which will enable them to have affordable access to live performances in our subscription season.

Our first corporate partner in the KAT project -  BELL BAY ALUMINIIUM has committed to sponsorship of $5,000 per year for three years (2012-2014), specifically to benefit schools in the Tamar Valley region.

This sponsorship has been matched dollar-for-dollar through Creative Partnerships Australia - Premier's Arts Partnership Fund, effectively doubling the cash value of the partnership over the three years!  This money has allowed us to offer generous subsidies to school groups from George Town, Exeter and Beaconsfiled.



Launching the project at the Princess Theatre.  Left: Representatives from Theatre North, Bell Bay Aluminium, South George Town, Star of the Sea and Beaconsfield schools.  Right: Paul King (formerly of Bell Bay Aluminium) and Michael Edgar from Theatre North at the Princess with kids from Beaconsfield and South George Town Primary Schools.


How can you help?

Our vision for the KAT project is that students from many other schools, with particular emphasis on disadvantaged schools that would otherwise miss out, will be able to access more theatre experiences and enjoy the benefits of participation in the arts.  

Support for students in other locations will be funded not only by future business sponsorships but also by your private donations.  

Donations made to Theatre North at the Princess will be directed to the growth of the KAT project. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.


 Donate here or enquire about coming on board as a corporate sponsor.