Who We Are
"Milk Crate Theatre provides a special kind of shelter....it tells real stories: brutal and beautiful by turn."
- The Guardian Australia
"Open my mind to feeling the huge joy inside myself, it is like I'm born again."
- Milk Crate Theatre Participant
Milk Crate Theatre uses performing arts to change the story of homelessness. We provide creative opportunities for participants to build confidence, skills and social connections to help them make positive changes in their lives.
Our programs are run for, with and by members of the community that have a lived experience of homelessness and the complex issues associated including people with mental health, financial, emotional and physical support needs, addiction, trauma, domestic violence and people who are recently arrived.
Milk Crate Theatre works within a Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) model, meaning our work is community centred and collaborative. Professional practicing artists facilitate programs and projects where participants are encouraged to contribute ideas, share stories and engage in creative expression within a safe and supported environment.
We believe that by bringing communities together and working from a strengths-based approach, we can a make positive impact on participant wellbeing.
Milk Crate Theatre is proudly a Gold Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace.