See our auditions  page for the details of our upcoming production of Terry Pratchett's play 'Lords and Ladies', to be directed by the same director who brought us the outstanding season of 'Mort' in 2017.  
(Auditions will be on 23/3/19 and we require a large cast - this is a great opportunity to get on stage)


The Roleystone Theatre will have a stall at the amazing Autumn Roleystone Markets next Sunday 24/3!

It's a great markets to come along to (members - whether you are able to help out at the stall or not)! If you do go to the markets we would love for you to find us, say hi and maybe take a photo in our photo booth!
https://www.weekendnotes.com/roleystone-autumn-twilight-market


MEMBERS - We need some helpers though... see information below:

When: Sunday the 24th March 3-8pm. 

We need: 2-3 volunteers to cover each hour in the stall (happy if people want to do more than a one hour stint!).
 
What you will be doing: Promoting the theatre mainly through the use of a ‘Photo booth’ where people attending the markets can dress up in costume and take their own photos to post to social media etc.

It’s also an opportunity to sign up new members - both social (free!) and financial (paid). 

The stall is also an opportunity to promote our upcoming events (fundraisers, Purple People and of course our upcoming musical ‘Spelling Bee’). 

The theatre will have there a selection of costumes/wigs/accessories/props for helpers and those wanting a photo booth moment to ‘dress up’ with.

Contact: Kathryn Stark via Facebook or email secretary@roleystonetheatre.com.au to organise to volunteer at the stall.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th at 7:30pm 
with matinee on May 4th, 11th at 2:30pm
6pm show on Sunday 4th May

Bookings for our first production of 2019 are now open! Click here to go to our bookings page.

Friday May 3 (7:30pm), Saturday May 4th (2:30pm and 7:30pm), Sunday 5th May (6pm), Thursday 9th May (7:30pm), Friday 10th May (7:30pm), Saturday 11th may (2:30pm and 7:30pm)

Our season of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' is the 3rd-11th May and promises to be a funny, heart warming and interactive one and a half hours of theatre!

Four audience members will also be asked to join the fun on stage, so please consider being a part of our show when you come to see it (we support you all the way).

Follow the fortunes of 6 'unique' spellers as they strive to become the Spelling Bee champion. 

Suitable for teenage + audiences.




Our 2019 AGM 

Thank you to all our members that attended last week's Annual General Meeting on 19th February 2019.

Our committee for 2019/20 is as follows:
President - Bree Hartley
Vice President - Stephen Carr
Secretary - Kathryn (Kat) Stark 
Treasurer - Keith Thomas-Wurth
Committee - Joanne Padgett
Committee - Callum Presbury
Committee - Daniel Ramsell 
Committee - Penny Ramsell 
Committee - Bradley (Brad) Towton 
Committee - Paul Treasure

This is a committee of many years' experience, and our Theatre is in sure hands!


We must take this opportunity to thank our outgoing committee members Shannon Allender, Sherrill Wallis and Linda Roads. 

Thank you also to Keith Thomas-Wurth for his time as President, Bradley Towton for his time as Treasurer and Penny Ramsell for her time as Vice President (all three are remaining on Committee).

 

ROLEYSTONE THEATRE 'TAILGATE PARTY'

Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 6pm

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.

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 secretary@roleystonetheate.com.au 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!


WE DID IT!

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

HELP PLEASE!

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