Community Groups

We want you to have greater access to all that we do!


Over 6,000 people participate in West Australian Ballet’s Community Programmes annually, from school children, teachers, fellow artists, volunteers and the general public. These programmes provide the opportunity for anyone to learn and be touched by the magic of dance.



West Australian Ballet has hosted Be Active Jumpstart Dress Rehearsals for more than ten years. With the support of Healthway, promoting the Be Active message, and Lotterywest, the company has given in excess of 30,000 tickets away to members of our community who are disadvantaged in some way, whether it be physically, socially or economically.


Some of the organisations we work with include ASeTTS, The Department of Child Protection, the Starlight Foundation, the Centre for Cerebral Palsy, SIDS and Kids WA and the Esther Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about this programme, email Deborah Robertson, Education and Access Manager on



The Lotterywest Community Matinee Series was initiated in 2010 for community groups with barriers of a social, cultural, physical and/or economic nature to overcome, in order to access and experience the Ballet.


In 2010, community matinees were hosted for refugees and emerging migrant communities, people who are blind or visually impaired, and the elderly community. In 2011 we welcomed the hearing-impaired community, and those living with cancer. In 2012 we invited family support agencies, and emergency services volunteers to participate, and in 2013 we welcomed disadvantaged youth, and people affected by mental health issues. In 2014 we have worked with Red Cross Australia to help celebrate their 100th anniversary, and people with disabilities and their support networks in honour of International Day for People with Disabilities.


For further information about being involved in WAB’s Community Matinee series email Deborah Robertson, Education and Access Manager on