True to the name, Pinchgut Opera operates on extremely limited resources.  The company would not remain in existence but for the generosity and support of hundreds of people.

There are many ways you can help us.


Financial support

Pinchgut is hugely reliant on private donors.  See our financial report here.

Any support you can give, no matter how small, is gratefully received. 

Our Pinchgut Heroes are a group of very special people who recognise the joy of what we do, and choose to support our productions so that others may share in the music and delight of bringing to life a neglected masterpiece.

Our resources are focused on the art (as our tiny admin team will attest!), so you can take pride in the knowledge that your support goes directly into the superb performances you see on stage.

You can find out more about donating here.


Spread the word

One of the best ways you can help is by spreading the word about us.  And bring along someone to the next production who has never seen one of our shows.

Your time / expertise

Can you sew in a straight line? 

Do you know how to use a hammer? 

Are you a hair-stylist? 

Are you up for hanging a poster in your local cafe or library?  

Do you enjoy the soothing, meditative action of stuffing envelopes?

Behind every Pinchgut production is an army of people who have donated anything from an hour to several weeks of their time.

If you would like to help, please contact Cressida on 0413 557 343 or


In kind

Over the years Pinchgut has been the grateful recipient of an empty warehouse to rehearse in, various spaces in which to construct a set or sew costumes, a desk in an office, the loan of a fortepiano, empty apartments for performers to stay in and so much more.

Each gift has been invaluable.  If you have an apartment empty for a couple of weeks, a baroque bassoon gathering dust under your bed or anything else that you think we might find useful we would love to hear from you.