'2018' Roleystone Theatre sundowner and awards presentation.
Sunday January 13th, 2019 @5pm
Rushton Park, Kelmscott
Please join us to celebrate getting through one of our most challenging years to date, with our 2018 Roley Awards! It's a wonderful chance to celebrate the Council vote too!
We are meeting at the rotunda near the old pool site (at Rushton Park - entry off Orlando Street, Kelmscott).
We will get the party going at 5pm, with the awards presentation at 5.30pm.
Come for some nibbles and drinks, and a chance to catch up with old friends and new (tell your Roley Theatre friends to come along!).

Our traditional Roley Awards, including the Gold Roley (like sports' MVP) will be presented at the sundowner. 
PLEASE - If you have any suggestions of deserving recipients please contact the secretary at secretary@roleystonetheatre.com.au.
These may be humorous stories that deserve a mention, hard work rewarded or anything else you can think of!

We will provide some of the drinks (beer, wine, cider and soft drinks) and some nibbles. You may want to bring some drinks of your own to cover it.
Please also feel free to bring a little of whatever you fancy to add to the food table.

Please share the event details - despite a rough year and not many shows... our community is what keeps us going and keeps us strong (and makes the fight worth fighting).
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: penny.ramsell@roleystonetheatre.com.au or 0429 370 081