Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Sensorium Theatre Incorporated

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
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WA incorporated association number: A1017874L
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
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WA fundraising number: CC22135
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Main activities
  • Theatre
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
In 2018, Sensorium Theatre is still Australia's only company making live shows specifically for young audiences with disabilities. We are the national benchmark for this unique sub-genre of children's theatre.

In Australia, we have been a passionate agitator for accessibility and inclusion in our national conversation, encouraging change through practice in the arts industry. We have created innovative delivery models with deep audience engagement which encourages presenters to reconsider how they tailor their offer for audiences with disabilities. This has already provoked cultural shifts in venue programming for a growing audience base that is often ignored.

Internationally, Sensorium is gaining a reputation as a world leader in inclusive theatre making. In 2018, the company presented a 3-week season at the world’s first festival for children on the autism spectrum, ‘Big Umbrella’, at the Lincoln Center, New York in April 2018. We then delivered a 1-week season of Oddysea at the Artground Singapore, which has been a catalyst for a dynamic multi-year producer & artist exchange program and an exciting co-production project, centred around sharing our inclusive theatre model with our South-East Asian neighbours. In 2018-19 we also continued to roll-out our new early years program, Sensory Storytelling, to a number of libraries and schools across the Perth Metro area and as far south as Margaret River.

In 2017/18, Sensorium developed an ambitious new work, Whoosh! which will tour through regional WA this year, followed by return seasons at Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
Children - aged 6 to under 15
Other beneficiaries
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 2.17
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Type of financial statement
Special purpose financial statements
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Type of organisation
My charity is an incorporated association
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

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