Centrestage Community Theatre Inc. is a Volunteer organisation dedicated to managing the Wehl Street Theatre to the best possible standard on behalf of the City of Mt.Gambier Council. It conducts monthly meetings (3rd Wed) at 5.30pm in the East Wing. New members are always welcome.
Its duties include but not limited to:
Managing bookings, supporting hirer's with basic Technical issues relating to performances in the theatre, attending to minor maintenance issues and notifying Council when required, seeking opportunities to upgrade facilities where required and ensuring that the facilities are presented in the best possible condition.
The Wehl Street Theatre was built in 1877 and opened as the first public primary school in Mount Gambier in 1878.
It remained a school for 78 years before becoming a theatre in the mid 1950's and now is owned by the City of Mount Gambier.
The building and it's attached East Wing are leased and managed by Centrestage Community Inc.
The Wehl Street Theatre has been renovated to a high standard for its use as a performance venue.
Lighting, Dressing Rooms, Technical Bio-box, Kitchen, Raked Seating, and most recently our Yamaha C6 piano. We have a full viewing screen for films with projector. The East Wing room is carpeted, air-conditioned and an urn is available.
We play host to numerous events throughout the year including the Mount Gambier Eisteddfod, and Mount Gambier Theatre Group productions.
Although it's heritage building, it's still fully adaptable to the performance of dance, music and acting with our 194 seat auditorium. It has been used for fashion shows and conferences.