Current sponsorships

Allens has a long history of involvement with Australian cultural and sporting organisations.

We are currently supporting:

CEDA International Lectern Address

Allens is a long-standing member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and sponsors a broad range of CEDA activities nationally, including annual dinners, Trustees' briefings and targeted speaker lunches.

CEDA provides thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia. More than 800 organisations around Australia, from business, government, academic and community organisations, are CEDA members. CEDA holds regular forums and events across Australia, where high-profile speakers discuss the policy challenges facing local, regional and national development.

For more information go to the CEDA website.

Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre Foyer

Malthouse foyer

Malthouse Theatre is a company dedicated to the development, production, and promotion of contemporary Australian theatre.

With a strong focus on the development of new work, Malthouse Theatre presents reinvestigations of classic work, reappraisals of the Australian repertoire and the best of new Australian and international theatre-making on its stages.

Allens has enjoyed a productive relationship with Malthouse Theatre for more than 10 years.

Malthouse Theatre is proud to have Allens as a supporter. It looks forward to this support continuing as Artistic Director Marion Potts develops the theatre's vision. As well as a two-season program of shows, Malthouse Theatre has also programmed Things on Sunday. This series is designed to engage audiences with the broader context of theatre by speaking to, and about, a range of cultural concerns in Australia today.

As a key resident of the Ngargee arts precinct on Sturt St in Southbank, Malthouse Theatre at The Coopers Malthouse will also be working closely with its neighbours, ACCA and Chunky Move, to offer a full calendar of events to visitors.

For further information, contact Malthouse Theatre:

The Coopers Malthouse
113 Sturt Street
Box Office: +61 3 9685 5111
Administration: +61 3 9685 5100

Queensland Theatre Company

Queensland Theatre Company

Allens is proud to be a Season Sponsor of the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC)

The Queensland Theatre Company is the state's major professional theatre company. Each year, the Company presents an annual main-stage season of plays showcasing an array of acclaimed theatre artists and a dynamic mix of plays, from exciting new Australian work to outstanding international classics. In addition, the company is renowned for nurturing emerging artists, cultivating new writers and developing Queensland’s industry as a whole.

Sydney Theatre Company

Black is the new white

Sydney Theatre Company and Allens presentBlack is the new white
Shari Sebbens

Allens continues its long association with the Sydney Theatre Company (STC)

Established in 1978, the STC plays a starring role in Australian drama, having fostered the careers of internationally renowned artists such as Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne. The STC presents an annual 12-play program at its home base, The Wharf, and also at the Sydney Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

Allens is proud to be involved with the STC, which actively fosters relationships and collaborations with international artists and companies and aims to present a program mix of Australian plays, classic repertoire and international writing.

As the NSW state theatre company, the STC produces a school education program, STC Ed. It also has a new permanent ensemble of theatre-makers, The Residents. These actors are employed full-time by the STC and have a particular focus on the development of theatre while working across all aspects of the STC's program.

For more information on the 2017 program, vistit the STC website or contact:

Box Office
T +61 2 9250 1777

General Enquiries
T +61 2 9250 1700

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Graduates of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Allens is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the Contemporary Practice of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

WAAPA is Australia's premier performing arts academy, and boasts such alumni as Hugh Jackman, Frances O'Connor, Marcus Graham and William McInnes.

Allens' support not only helps WAAPA to continue training some of the most talented performers in the country but also helps produce excellent performances that reach more than 30,000 Western Australians annually. Perth Partner Andrew Pascoe describes WAAPA as 'an integral part of the WA community that contributes greatly to the state's creative and cultural capital.'

This year, we are a partner for the Defying Gravity Percussion Ensemble's sold-out Drumming Up A Storm concert series, featuring guest musician Ric Eastman.

West Australian Ballet's Young Artist program

Allens would like to congratulate the WAAPA graduates who have been selected for the West Australian Ballet's Young Artist program.

All three graduates are very excited to be selected as Young Artists in 2014. According to Emily, dance has been a huge part of her life and has taken her to many exciting places around the globe: 'It has also allowed me to work with extraordinary artists, something I hope to continue with WAB. My time at WAAPA has been some of the best years of my life and has provided me with the skills to go out into the professional dance world with confidence.'

Steven Roth, General Manager of WAB, says the company enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with WAAPA that provides opportunities for talented young dancers to develop their skills and talent: 'The increasingly high standard of achievement of WAAPA students and graduates attests to the well-rounded dance tutelage they receive.'

Genevieve O'Keeffe

Genevieve O'Keeffe:
Genevieve was raised in Tasmania, where she began training with Debra Butterworth and Jo Hills before finishing high school at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2012, she was accepted into the Advanced Diploma in Dance at WAAPA.

Genevieve has performed feature roles in Simon Hoy's 'Dido and Aeneas', Timothy Harbour's 'Carmen and Jose' and Nacho Duato's 'Jardi Tancat'. In 2013, she danced Kim McCarthy's 'Violins' at Beijing Normal University’s International Creative Seminar.

WAB's Artistic Director Aurélien Scanella observed Genevieve in class and rehearsal, after which he offered her a Young Artist position with the company in 2014.

Liam Green

Liam Green:
Perth-born Liam Green started dancing at the age of five, with Dynamic Performing Arts in North Perth, and commenced training at the Graduate College of Dance in 2007. In 2011, he was accepted into the Advanced Diploma in Dance at WAAPA.

Since starting at WAAPA, Liam has performed work by many of Australia’s most prominent choreographers, and has also worked with WAB, the WA Opera and the WA Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, he travelled to China to perform 'The Rite of Spring' and won the Linley Wilson scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dance Festival. He also performed for a live audience at the final of Australia’s Got Talent and is featured in a current advertisement for Head & Shoulders shampoo.

Emily Luxton

Emily Luxton:
Emily began dancing at three years of age, studying ballet, tap and jazz, before commencing training in Vaganova method of classical ballet at the Charlesworth Ballet Institute and Académie de Dance Princesse Grace in Monaco. In 2010, Emily returned to Perth to perform in The Sleeping Beauty with WAB, and in 2011, she was accepted into the second year of the Advanced Diploma in Dance at WAAPA.

During her time at WAAPA, Emily won the Artistic Prize in the Linley Wilson Scholarship of the Royal Academy of Dance Festival, for her interpretation of the Sylphide variation from La Sylphide. In 2013, Emily was selected to perform with WAB in La Sylphide, Onegin and Peter Pan, while completing a Bachelor Degree at WAAPA. She was invited to join the company as a Young Artist in 2014.