Quality community theatre is alive and kicking here at Sandgate. We have 4 productions annually (5 shows apiece) We host the Yarrageh Drama Fesitval in September with amateur theatre groups from throughout South-East Queensland presenting their best one-act plays, and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Sandgate Theatre Inc has been performing since 1958, starting with a donation of £5,5s from the local Rotary group under the name ‘The Sandgate Little Theatre Group’ and this year we celebrated our 60th birthday.
Our recent show has just closed and “Death’s Desire”, a dark drama was well received with the audience finding humour and relating to the plight of the characters as well as enjoying the twist at the end. “The Vicar of Dibley” attracted our largest audiences and next year we will finish the season with a feel good musical so make sure you keep an eye out you will not want to miss it, (the lads are at the gym as we speak).
We rehearse at Bracken Ridge, usually on Tuesday and Thursday with some Sunday rehearsals needed as opening night gets closer. Shows are based at the beautiful historic Sandgate Townhall. With its lovely Art Deco ambience the auditorium is table seating and you are encouraged to bring eats and drinks, and all the lovely takeaways in the area means it is a wonderful inexpensive night out.
Tickets range from $10 for members to $22 for adults. Shows are over two weekends with opening night on a Friday and the matinee closing the show on the following Sunday. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7.30pm on nights and for the matinee doors open at 1.30 pm for a 2pm start. They usually run for just over 2 hours including the interval.
Auditions are open to the general public and everyone is supported and encouraged to give it a go. They are usually held a week or so at the close of the previous show at the Townhall over two nights, generally you will be asked to fill in a form and indicate what part you are interested in, you will be asked to read, singers will be asked to sing. A preview of the script is available to read-through prior to audition and you are encouraged to have a chat to the director who will include their phone number in the audition notice. If you are wanting to help behind the scenes please contact us anytime.
Community theatre is a unique experience where a wide variety of entertainment is offered through the year.
Happy, sad, funny, pensive we bring it all to you.For a thoughtful present why not include a gift voucher to any of our shows for $18 or the season for $66. We will make sure they are kept up to date and made to feel welcome. Just contact us via email or phone 0403 881 364
The first show for next year is a comedy that features Elvis back from the dead, missing diamonds, and will be sure to put a smile on your face as you go out the “Green door” singing (even if you do see a “Bad Moon Arising”). Bookings open soon on trybooking.com so keep an eye out for “Haunted Halloween”. We don’t want you to miss out and have to visit” Heart break Hotel” …. just kidding, luckily there are plenty of seats and tickets at door(cash sales).
You can always email us for more information at [email protected]; or hop on over to Facebook and like our page and pm us. We email out monthly newsletters with information as well as audition notices.
So please come and join us we will welcome you to our theatre family and show you a very entertaining time.