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The Lea Memorial Theatre was once used as a hall for deb balls, weddings and various other functions. In 1993 the Anderson Dancer Theatre Promoters, under the guidance of the late Greg Faulkner took over the hall and transformed it into a modest theatre.
With the construction of a lighting box, lighting bars, curtains, seating, new sound equipment, carpet, tiles and a complete paint job as well as the addition of an annex for larger shows and many other improvements, the Hall is now a well run but modest theatre.
With the likes of The Four Kinsmen, Khamahl, The Waratah Girls Choir, The Wiggles, The South Australian Police Band, Manpower, The Spirit of Ireland Dancers as well as local schools, theatre and dancing groups, the Theatre is well utilised.
The Theatre can be used for theatre shows, conferences, church functions, workshops, graduations, fashion parades, exhibitions and various other functions.
It has the advantage of a flat floor at the front half of the theatre, with removable seating which can be utilised by shows that require audience participation. Great for kids shows. The flat floor also allows conferences to be set up with displays on the floor area.
It is interesting to note that until January 2009 the Theatre was completely maintained and managed by volunteers, when at that time the Council created and advertised a new position "Venue Co-ordinator" in which the occupant was responsible for the Barracks and the Institute Theatre at the newly developed Cultural Centre complex and the Lea Memorial Theatre.
The Lea Memorial Theatre is available for hire. Maximum seating capacity is 420 (220 of those are removable - rows V-L).
Please contact the Venue Co-ordinator (Lindy Madigan) on (08) 8641 9175 or 0417 828 726 for enquiries and bookings.
For futher information please contact Lindy Madigan, Venue Co-ordinator, 8641 9174