The Association of Community Theatre regrets to advise that all seasons of community theatre in New South Wales are suspended due to Government regulations arising out of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The latest advice from the NSW Department of Health is that “community singing groups meet virtually for now” because COVID-19 has been spread in choirs overseas. This means it is not yet safe for musical societies to meet for rehearsals.

We wish the entire theatre community and our audience members well over this difficult time and look forward to seeing you all in a crowded foyer when the pandemic is over.

The Association of Community Theatre AGM will be held in late September where we will announce details of relief for member companies.




Hall of Fame Awards 2018




The Association of Community Theatre was proud to inaugurate six new members into its 

Patron Nancye Hayes AM presented the awards at ACT's Stagecraft 2018 conference dinner held at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club.

Pictured above are Coralie Wood, Nancye Hayes AM, Wendy Fahey, Roger McKenzie, Pat Slattery, Janette Holmes and Ros English.

To see more about each Member of the Hall of Fame go to the Main Menu and click on 'Hall of Fame'.



What's On 2020


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 PLEASE NOTE that all productions listed in this brochure have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 regulations. As soon as theatres can open again and member groups make decisions about their performances they will be listed on this web site.






The next season of Workshops and Conference was scheduled for 2020. We had chosen and advertised the weekend of 19 and 20 September 2020 for the 12th Stagecraft Conference but we have had to postpone the conference due to regulations covering the outbreak of Covid -19. 

New dates will be selected when all regulations regarding Covid-19 have been cleared. The new dates will be announced here, in Facebook and in notices  that will be sent to all member groups.













New Insurance Policy

The Association of Community Theatre has appointed a new insurance broker who is offering members improved coverage for Public Liability and Volunteer Accident cover at a significantly reduced premium. Details of the new policy are listed here.

StageCraft 2018

StageCraft2018LogoThe eleventh Conference of Community Theatre was held in Sydney on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2018 at NIDA, The National Instutute of Dramatic Art, in Kensington NSW.

The very successful weekend of 2 days of Conference and Workshops and a dinner on Saturday night, was attended by 145 persons.

Six Community Theatre participants were elected to the Community Theatre "Hall of Fame" at the Dinner. A photo of the 6 will be added below soon and full details of each new electee will be added to the "Hall of Fame" link in due course.




Hall of Fame Awards 2016

H of F 2016 Group

The Association of Community Theatre was proud to inaugurate three new members into its Hall of Fame for outstanding  service to the sector.

Patron Nancye Hayes AM presented the awards at ACT's Stagecraft 2016 conference dinner held at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club.

Pictured above with Nancye Hayes AM are Robert Lang, Carla Moore and Col Peet.

Hall of Fame Awards 2014

 Hall of Fame Lynn Trainor ( Hunters Hill Theatre ) , Vince and Betty Cairncross ( Bankstown Theatre Company ) and Martin Mitchell ( Waverley Lugar Brae Players and ACT ).

Pictured here with presenters Wayne Scott Kermond and Nancye Hayes. All have served their communities for many decades.

Enjoy our highlight video of the awards and the ACT conference at NIDA on this spectacular YouTube video.





ACT Conference 2012 was a huge success

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Conference: More than 140 people attended the Stagecraft conference on July 14 and 15 at N.I.D.A.

On Saturday night we inaugurated four new members into our Hall of Fame by our special guest  star John Wood.

Congratulations to Walter Moore ( Chester Street Theatre), Stella Dougherty ( Griffith ), Christopher and Jayne Hamilton ( Various).



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