Wednesday 13th February 2019


The background:

Wednesday 13th February 2019 is the first anniversary of the Roleystone Theatre building being closed (temporarily) by the City of Armadale.
To commemorate and acknowledge this important anniversary, we will be holding an impromptu 'Tailgate Party'.

What is a Tailgate Party you ask? 

A Tailgate Party is a social event held in a carpark. It is like a large picnic where everyone brings food (enough food to share), which is then served from their respective car boots. 

In many ways it is like a traditional "Casserole Night" or "Potluck Dinner", but set in a carpark.

The concept started in the USA with people gathering before football games, and has become very big over there, with people getting to stadiums hours before kick off to enjoy the ‘tailgating’.

What is the plan you ask?
The plan is to get to the location around 6pm, and just kick back for a few hours enjoying each other’s company (and each other’s food), and celebrate that a year after being closed out of the theatre, we are still going strong, especially as we now know we WILL get back in the actual theatre venue sometime in the future.

NOTE: The location for the party has very little access to any amenities, so you will need to bring your own EVERYTHING, and importantly also take it all away as well. Remember chairs!

The location for the party can be obtained from Paul Treasure by message, email (, or SMS (0402 530 529).

Note - Please DO NOT CALL (Paul is working night shift!)

Please share with our members and supporters in case they don't see this!


Dear Member,

 Notice of Annual General Meeting (A.G.M)
We have our Roleystone Theatre Inc. 2019 Annual General Meeting coming up on Tuesday the 19th February 2019 at 7.30pm.
Due to the closure of the theatre building, we will be holding the meeting at our temporary new home, Roleystone Hall. Roleystone Hall is located on the corner of Jarrah Road and Wygonda Road, Roleystone.
Our Presidents report, financial reports and previous minutes will be available to you on the night.
The theatre committee has not received any motions for your consideration prior to the meeting.

Here's where you might want to consider being on committee... All office bearers and committee positions will be up for election. We have available an information sheet on the various roles and responsibilities of office bearers & general committee members, as well as a nomination form (for all office bearer AND committee positions). Please contact for a copy of the nomination form or the roles and portfolios (and agenda).

IMPORTANT: Nominations for all executive committee positions are required to be returned to the secretary no later than Tuesday the 12th February 2019. These can be returned either by email, or postal mail (see form for details).

Our Annual General Meeting is held each year in February and is your opportunity as members to have a say in how your theatre operates and allow the outgoing committee to update you on theatre happenings over the year that has passed.
We strongly encourage everyone to attend to have their say and vote.
On the night we will be providing a detailed update on where we stand with regards to the Roleystone Theatre building and our plans for the near future.
Please remember that to vote you are required to be a current financial member before the meeting commences. Anyone can be on the committee and, put plainly, without a full and functional committee we cannot operate! 

Please note:

  • To vote on any theatre matters that arise, you will need to be a full financial member and over the age of 16.
  • All past members are considered to be ‘social members’, which does not entitle you to vote (as members in that category are not classified as ‘ordinary members’ according to our constitution), however we do welcome and encourage input from all members. You can move from social member to financial member simply by paying the fee.
 New: If you are unable to attend in person, please note you are now able to either nominate a proxy (must be in writing) to vote for you (on specified motions), or you can also be considered present at the meeting via technology that allows instant communication (i.e. telephone, skype or instant message).

ALL members, past and present, are most welcome.

Yours sincerely,
Roleystone Theatre Inc. Committee

'2018' Roleystone Theatre sundowner and awards presentation.
Sunday January 13th, 2019 @5pm
Rushton Park, Kelmscott
Our traditional Roley Awards, including the Gold Roley (like sports' MVP) will be presented at the sundowner. 
These may be humorous stories that deserve a mention, hard work rewarded or anything else!
2019 will be a great one for us!


An amazing vote result at the Full Council Meeting tonight (17/12/18) about the Roleystone Theatre building. 

ALL the recommendations from the Community Services meeting on the 4th December were passed unanimously by the Council, with an additional part about the use of the Roleystone Hall as our temporary home. 

It has been a crazy few months since the campaign began but tonight was so worth all the time and effort. 

Funding is the next step but Councillor Mark Geary spoke of many avenues to explore, as part of his fabulous speech, to assist the Council find the funds as required. In addition we will need to work closely with the Council about our temporary home while consulting on the re-instated Roleystone Theatre building. We welcome members to join the committee, or be part of a working group, to assist as we move into the future. 

What an amazing amount of work and commitment from our City of Armadale Councillors and Council Officers. Our ward Councillors in particular, Caroline Weilinga and Grant Nixon, have worked tirelessly on this and we can not thank them enough. Grant Nixon made a wonderful statement about the amazing Roleystone community and our place in it.

As a theatre group we are unspeakably thankful for the community support and the Save the Roleystone Theatre campaign group.

This is a major victory for our local community, our theatre community and everyone down through the years who we were representing with our fight to not lose what they had built through blood, sweat and tears. 

The Roleystone Theatre and Theatre Group live to fight another day. 

Bring on the 100 year centenary of the building (1922-2022)!

Did you know:

Our paper petition (presented to Council late November 2018) had an incredible 4424 signatures

Our online petition (non-conforming but still presented to Council) had 1654 signatures

The extent of our community support and submissions for the Roleystone Theatre as of early December 2018:

  •   648 letters from students from the Roleystone Community College
  •   1 video submission
  •   47 letters and emails (plus letters to Councillors directly)
  •   4424 signatures on a conforming paper petition and 1654 signatures on a non-confirming online petition 
submitted and tabled by Cr G Nixon at the 27 November 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting

Did you know:

  • The Roleystone Theatre Inc presents between 4 and 6 productions a year, plus youth focussed activities and concerts.

  • The Roleystone Theatre venue has a seating capacity of 132 seats.

  • From 2013 to 2018 the Roleystone Theatre welcomed 15 000 audience members to our productions!  

  • Our audience demographics show that we have people coming to see our productions from all over the metropolitan area, drawing people into the City of Armadale.
  • The Roleystone Theatre Inc. is an award-winning theatre group. We have won a large number of Robert Finely Awards, ITA Drama Fest and ITA Youth Fest awards over the last five decades. It's not just in recent decades though, we were also winners in numerous South Suburban Music and Eisteddfod Society competitions held from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Wardrobe Clear-out and sale


We need help to sort through costumes to decide on what to keep and then move costumes out of the space/organise for relocation.

It's also an opportunity to buy costumes the theatre no longer requires as these will be sold on the day (price will depend on type of costume and condition of the piece).

Also - The committee are seeking some space for temporary storage if you have cupboard space to spare.

 Please contact Penny Ramsell for further information: or 0429 370 081