The Repertory Club is a vibrant body with members performing on average, four plays and a pantomime every year. The plays normally run for a season of at least six performances each, while the yearly panto runs for ten performances. As well as the productions, the Club organises occasional excursions to other live performances in Bunbury or Perth as well as social nights at the theatre.
The Weld Theatre is a proscenium arch theatre with limited wings and fly facilities. It has 120 seats, stage managers booth, lighting and sound facilities and video projection. The facility includes a range of backstage dressing, makeup and costume areas, an extensive foyer and a licensed bar. Technical, front of house and venue management are available by arrangement. See details below.
Busselton Repertory is a vibrant club with members of all ages performing several plays a year, including the ever-popular annual pantomime. Comedy, drama, intrigue, mystery and talent shows provide entertainment for everyone. Rehearsals and performances are held in the historic Weld Theatre in the Queen Street Cultural Precinct.
Plays usually run for a season of six performances. However, the pantomime held in January runs for twelve days and performs to full houses!
Plays and shows mounted by the Busselton Repertory Club feature casts and crews from the area, all volunteers and mostly, members of the club. Anyone can attend auditions for the wide range of parts available in the annual plays, shows and pantomime or volunteer for backstage roles in dressing, makeup, stage management or set and props construction and management.
The cost of membership is extremely low for every age group and the social opportunities and special benefits are extremely attractive.
The Weld Hall was built between 1874-1881 and progressively developed and adapted thereafter. It was named after Governor Frederick Weld. It was built as a Mechanic’s Institute to provide support and education prior to institutions such as public libraries.
Once formed, the municipality took over these services. Weld Hall then served as a town hall, a meeting place for the Returned Services League, the Mechanic’s Institute and from 1960 as the home of the Busselton Repertory Club.
Weld Hall was built as a single storey brick building with a galvanized iron roof in the Victorian Italianate style and has cultural heritage significance as the place associated with community organizations, reflecting its important public education role in Busselton. It is one of the oldest remaining structures in Busselton.
The place retains a social role as the Weld Theatre. It has a striking visual form and plays an important role at the corner of Queen and Adelaide streets.
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The Weld Theatre is available with or without technical, front of house and backstage assistance. Prices vary, with hire of venue only or management included (sound, lighting, front of house and backstage assistants, bar and catering).
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