Philanthropists contribute $1M to rebuild La Mama

An alliance of philanthropic groups have donated to rebuild Carlton's La Mama Theatre, making the project 95% funded.

Architectural model for La Mama rebuild. Image supplied by La Mama, model made by Eloise Kent and Nicola Leong

Just over a year after the electrical fire which devastated the historic Carlton theatre, La Mama has announced that last year’s million dollar contribution from the Andrews’ Government has been matched by a philanthropic alliance including the Sidney Myer Fund, John T Reid Charitable Trusts, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and an anonymous donation, with each giving $200,000.

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