Your voice matters...

Your voice may just make the difference we need to convince Council to put a re-built Theatre Venue on their project list!

We need to convince the powers-that-be that we have a strong history, strong support base and a strong desire from the community to have our Theatre Group have a suitable home (a re-built Roleystone Theatre is our aim!)

Letters covering positive accounts of your experiences and your support to save the Theatre.

Please send to as many of the below-mentioned people as possible.

Firstly, in ALL correspondence please address a copy to:
The City of Armadale
Attn: Wendy Stanley
7 Orchard Avenue, Armadale 6112

Send a copy to us:

Send a copy and discuss with your Government Representative:

City of Armadale Councillors:

River Ward
Ruth Butterfield (Deputy Mayor) 9390 1459
Henry Zelones (Mayor)     0428 954 073

Hills Ward
Grant Nixon    9397 6939
Caroline Wielinga 0488 900 307

Heron Ward
Jim Stewart    9497 9524
Donna Shaw    0439 593 620

Lake Ward
Michelle Silver 0406 011 431
Carole Frost    0401 119 749

Minnawarra Ward     
Gary Smith 0403 124 749
Kerry Busby 0419 948 866

Ranford Ward
Jeff Munn  0418 958 493
Mark Geary  9498 3416

Palomino Ward
Colin Campbell   0432 382 863
Laurie Sargeson    9399 4002

Other Politicians:

Alyssa Hayden MLA 
(State Liberal) Darling Range:

Tony Buti MLA 
(State Labor) Armadale:

Donna Faragher
(Liberal) Upper House:

Matt Swinbourn
(Labor) Upper House:

Andrew Hastie
(Federal Liberal) Canning:

Matt Keogh
(Federal Labor) Burt:

The State Minister responsible for the Arts and Culture is David Templeman

Tim Clifford (Greens) MLC East Metro - Tim Clifford (Greens) MLC East Metro -

The Premier - Mark McGowan

Leader of the Opposition Mike Nahan

Rita Saffioti (she was born in Karragullen)

Dot Points

This is a basic guide, please express in your own words...
  • Your own personal experience at the Roleystone Theatre (audience or theatre member) and what it has meant to you

  • The importance of the arts in the community, and the support it requires.

  • The imbalance of Coucil spending between Sport Facilities and Arts & Culture Facilities.

  • The importance of activities for our youth that are engaging, creative and safe
  • Live theatre can draw in customers for local business owners and it promotes tourism in the area.

  • The Roleystone Theatre have spent the last 85 years producing plays and musicals, back to basics pantomimes, locally written productions, children’s theatre, youth theatre, skills workshops, concerts and one act plays.

  • This Community Theatre needs a purpose built building with tiered seating, comfortable chairs, fly tower for sets and props, green rooms and acoustic treatment.

  • Amateur Theatre Groups need the facility for long periods of time (often months) so that volunteers have several weekends to build sets and rehearse. Local Halls are not adequate and cannot be booked for the required length of time needed to build a theatrical prodcution.