Lismore Theatre Company is a not-for-profit Amateur Theatre Group committed to providing a warm, welcoming, inclusive place for members of the local community to be involved in all aspects of the theatre. We give members an opportunity to express themselves in the theatre through acting, directing, working backstage, in lighting and sound or writing for the theatre. Our home is The Rochdale Theatre: a 100 year old theatre building seating 88 people, which was originally a country hall. The theatre is now air conditioned and the supper room is a comfortable place to mingle and enjoy a drink from the bar before the show, at intermission or with the cast afterwards.
The theatre is also available for hire for parties, receptions, theatrical events, meetings and workshops. Technical assistance is also available if required. For more information: https://www.lismoretheatrecompany.org.au/theatre-hire
Our organisation is run entirely by volunteers. We generally produce 4 major shows per year and a children’s pantomime in the holiday season.
Annual membership is $15 for an adult, $10 concession or $20 for a family. Membership entitles you to discounted tickets, as well as insurance cover should you chose to participate in the theatre company as a performer, front of house helper or production crew.
LTC has a well stocked costume department with items available for hire.
Our website is www.lismoretheatrecompany.com.au
News from 2020 – Rochdale Theatre refurbished.
Lismore Theatre Company is thrilled to start 2020 in its freshly painted and refurbished home, Rochdale Theatre in Goonellabah.
LTC President Sharon Brodie said, ‘I am so happy that our beautiful theatre has had this make-over. We love this place that creates wonderful theatre and connects our community. It’s also perfect timing as we approach our 50th anniversary later in the year.’
LTC received a grant of $29,123 from the State Government’s Create NSW and, together with $7000 from Lismore City Council and $6000 of LTC’s own funds, a total of $46,8883, including in kind contributions, has been spent on the refurbishment of the theatre. Project management and preparatory work by committee members added value to the work undertaken.
The grants funded the installation of air conditioning in the auditorium and the supper room, repairs to the vintage red brocade raked seating and painting of the building. To complete the works, new signage and a new roof will be added in the coming months.
Sharon Brodie said, ‘2019 was hugely successful for us with sell out shows for Breast Wishes, our Winter Cabaret, Steel Magnolias, Witches Abroad and The Vagina Monologues. We expect 2020 to be another great year especially as we celebrate our half century.’
‘The first show for the year, the fabulous Educating Rita, opens on March 20. Rehearsals for that show and the pantomime Puss in Thongs to be staged in the Easter school holidays, are now so much more comfortable with air conditioning’
Rochdale Theatre is also available for hire at very reasonable rates. For more information, contact the committee through the website www.lismoretheatrecompany.org.au