Our amateur theatrical not-for-profit organisation has been performing at the Sandgate Town Hall since 1958, at that time starting with a donation of £5,5s from the local Rotary group under the name ‘The Sandgate Little Theatre Group’.
Currently operating under the name of Sandgate Theatre Inc., our group voluntarily produces and performs three major productions a year, as well as: The One Acts – a collection of one-act plays and skits put together in one performance, and The Yarrageh Drama Festival, with amateur theatre groups from throughout South-East Queensland presenting their best one-act plays here at Sandgate. Our plays range from hilarious comedies to serious dramas.
President – Michelle Whitmore
Treasurer – Kerry Heath
Secretary – Helen Royle
Assistant Secretary – Paul Chong
Stage Manager – Peter Donato
Lighting – Chris Packman
Sound – Tim Yin with Katie Brice
Publicity – Sandra Mahoney
Web Master – Fiona Smith
Newsletter – John da Cruz
Membership secretary – Jane Louise Turner firstname.lastname@example.org 0406357506
Current annual membership fees are
- $25 Single, $20 Concession and $40 Couples
- Subscriber level: $45 per single and $80 per couple
We are always looking for new actors for our plays. To be an actor you don’t have to have prior experience as enthusiasm is all that’s needed. If acting doesn’t interest you, we also need people to work backstage, handle administration, make costumes and props, direct plays, design posters and newsletters, build and paint sets, use sound and lighting equipment, and work Front of House (selling drinks, tickets at the door, etc).
Photographers, singers, bookkeepers, make-up artists, carpenters, computer wizards and people who can play musical instruments are all useful in amateur theatre.
Being a member of Sandgate Theatre entitles you to admission to all Sandgate Theatre plays for just $10, and our newsletter that keeps you informed of everything happening at the theatre including auditions, productions, workshops and social events. Please understand however that members of Sandgate Theatre may be called upon to help out whenever required with Front of House duties and other tasks.
Sandgate Theatre Subscribers are entitled to free admission to all our major productions with the exception of the Theatre Restaurant. The Theatre Restaurant entry fee on a Subscription Membership goes to the bulk booking price. These members will also receive regular updates on theatre activities.