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GET INVOLVED:

Be part of our Roleystone Theatre 2022 season – submissions open 

We have a very exciting 2022 coming up with the rebuilt Roleystone Theatre planned to open mid-year... now all we need are the shows to match.

 

What we are looking for:
We are seeking submissions for plays, musicals, concerts, one acts... we are open to any and all ideas - so get in touch with yours!

It will be 100 years next year since the original Hall was built, and we are thinking it would be exciting to theme the year in some way, so have a look around for something 1920s themed or related (though we will consider any and all submission ideas whether 1920s related or not!).

Who we are:
We are an inclusive, innovative community theatre group established in 1933 that works 'in' and 'for' the community. We are not for profit and aim to provide arts opportunities for the local community and beyond.

How to apply:
Email secretary@roleystonetheatre.com.au with your name, show idea and contact details. We will then be in touch to discuss your idea, and then formulate a formal submission.


Disney Youth Productions

The Lion King Experience and Moana Junior- two amazing youth productions.

Join us as our Junior and Youth Workshops present the magic of Disney at the Roleystone Hall.

Click the link to book: https://www.trybooking.com/BUBOG

Performance dates: 
1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 October 


Times:

Saturday & Sunday matinees 

Lion King Experience 2:00-2:30pm
Moana Junior 3:00-4:30pm

Friday & Saturday evening performances  


Lion King Experience 7:00-7:30pm

Moana Jr 8:00-9:15pm


Bookings open now - https://www.trybooking.com/BUBOG 



2021 Seasons
  • Almost, Maine (play) - May
  • Cosi (play) - August
  • Disney Junior Productions (musicals) - October
  • Shakespeare in the Park The Taming of the Shrew - November
  • Hogfather (play) - November/December


+ our Theatre Christmas Choir will be performing at:
  • Araluen Carols by Torchlight - 11th December
  • Armadale Carols by Candlelight - 12 December


Upcoming season - 
Cosi (classic Australian play)
Directed by Stephen Carr

Details:
Dates and times:
August 22 at 5pm
August 28 at 2pm
August 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
 
About the play:
‘Così’ is an Australian classic, set in an old burnt-out theatre within the gates of a 1970’s mental asylum. 
A diverse cast of patients are brought together by Mozart’s Italian Opera ‘Così Fan Tutte’... yet no one can sing and no one speaks Italian!
The story is both hilarious and gripping, with dynamic characters that you are bound to fall in love with. 

Venue: Roleystone Hall (corner Jarrah Rd and Wygonda Rd Roleystone - parking off Wygonda Rd)

Bookings open NOW (booking link is on our Roleystone Theatre website here on the 'tickets' page)
Tickets - $15 concession and $20 full adult price

The kiosk will be open for coffee/tea, soft drinks and light snacks.
You can also BYO drinks and nibbles.



Containers for Change - you can donate your refunds to us!

The link below will take you to an image with the Roleystone Theatre Containers for Change bar code.

When you take your bottles and cans in, you can choose to send your refund to our community group by scanning the code (and soon we will be on the 'charity' selection page).

Click to go to our 'Containers for Change' barcode



ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our Roleystone Theatre Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday 16th February at 7:30pm. 

Our 2021/2022 committee is as follows
President - Bree Hartley
Vice President - Stephen Carr
Treasurer - Nicola Beard
Secretary - Alex Thorburn
General Committee
Peter 'Pear' Carr
Sarah Connolly
Joanne Padgett
Daniel Ramsell
Paul Treasure
Bradley Towton 

Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our outgoing committee members
Becky Hunt, Penny Ramsell and Kathryn Stark




Want to catch up with all our news?

Read our July 2021 newsletter - 'The Callboy'.

It has all the current news and information for the Roleystone Theatre Inc.

Please click here

(you can even subscribe to our general mailing list on the page that opens up - see top left)




See one of our previous shows online!


You can view our February/March 2020 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Araluen Botanic Park on YouTube.

The production is split into 8 episodes and can viewed at your leisure.

Click here for the first episode - https://youtu.be/lqI7YxTehZQ




The Roleystone Theatre re-build is going ahead!

UPDATES

July 2021 update
We have seen the demolition of the necessary parts of the old theatre, and are eagerly awaiting the announcement by the City of Armadale of the chosen building company to get the re-build on the go.
It will no longer be an end of 2021 opening, and we can only say at this stage that it will be 'sometime' in 2022. 

March 2021 update
The demolition phase of the project is now complete. The tender process has now closed and an announcement is due on May 2021 on the winner of that contract.


August 2020 update

On Monday 10th August 2020 the City of Armadale formally adopted their 2020/2021 budget and included is the full amount for the re-build of the Roleystone Theatre! This means the project is fully funded and detailed plans are in the works as you read this.

Thanks must go to our amazing councillors (past and present) who worked on this, and especially to our Hills ward councillors Caroline Wielinga and Grant Nixon for the sustained commitment to making this a reality. 

This could not have been achieved without the enduring support of the public, our local community, theatre members and some very committed individuals. 

I have been reflecting on the journey so far since receiving the news last night, and the sheer amount of work from so many quarters getting to this point has been just amazing. 

We are confident that the re-development will result in one of the best small theatres in the state being located in hills of the City of Armadale, whilst retaining a building of significant cultural and historical heritage.

It’s incredible what a focussed, committed and passionate community can achieve with the support of local government.

Thank you everyone for supporting the arts, and our community. 
Bree
(Bree Hartley - Roleystone Theatre Inc. President)

A side note on the cost of the redevelopment -

While we all have differing views on what is most important in a community - it's important to remember the arts have a really important place in human society. 

The Roleystone Theatre building alone has been a hub for thousands and thousands of people, for almost 100 years, to come together, engage in the arts (whether as part of the performance or in the audience) and build community. 
With the redevelopment this can continue for another 100 years. 

This redevelopment is a great investment for community connection, mental health, the arts, local heritage and for Roleystone as a 'locale'... that means a high initial outlay with a valuable long-term return - one that is not able to be measured in dollars alone.

                           

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