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WTC March newsletter 2024

Incoming WTC Committee, President's report 2023, WTC Life Membership awarded and Mary Poppins Directorial Team and Information Day

Notice of AGM 2024

The 2024 AGM will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2024 7:30pm at Mozart Hall, 2 Giles Street Warrnambool. RSVP to

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WTC celebrates 75th birthday

Warrnambool Theatre Company celebrated our 75th birthday in style by hosting a party on the stage of the Lighthouse Theatre on 11th November 2023. The night featured songs and stories that celebrated the history of WTC. Click on the button below to read the stories and see images from the celebration. 

WTC Oct newsletter 2023

The Wizard of Oz success, WTC is 75, Goodwin Hall renovations, Port Fairy Theatre Group play, Warrnambool City Band Concert at Warrnambool City Council's Volunteer Expo. 

The Wizard of Oz a success

The joint WTC and HA production of The Wizard of Oz swept into the Lighthouse Theatre from 15-22 July 2023. A cast of 51 and an orchestra of 23 performed 7 shows of this feel good musical to wide acclaim. The Stage Whispers review called it "the best show they'd seen on a Warrnambool stage" and "a piece of community theatre in a regional city that compares to the bigger budget, semi-professional shows that Melbourne produces". We thank Holiday Actors for partnering with us for a third production, the Warrnambool City Band and Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra for lending their exceptional musicians that formed the Wizard of Oz orchestra and our superb crew and cast. 

Wizard of Oz Information Day

Come along to the Lighthouse Theatre on 19 Feb 2023 from 1-3pm to hear all about the WTC and HA production of The Wizard of Oz, coming to Warrnambool in July 2023. At the Information Day, attendees will find out about the style of the show, rehearsal schedule, how to audition and how to be part of the production team. Prospective cast will be taught the song and choreography for the audition. 


Notice of Special General Meeting

A Special General Meeting for the purpose of formal approval of the new Constitution now known as the Model Rules and Bylaws for Warrnambool Theatre Company Incorporated has been called for  Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 via zoom starting at 7.30 pm. RSVP to or to Heather 0402 564 145. Zoom link to be supplied upon RSVP.

WTC Annual General Meeting

The 2023 AGM will be held on 15 February 2023 7:30pm at Mozart Hall, 2 Giles Street Warrnambool. RSVP to or to Heather 0402 564 145. 

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WTC Feb newsletter 2022

AGM, 75th celebration and Wizard of Oz Directorial team

WTC Sep newsletter 2022

Wizard of Oz in 2023, Shorts & Sweets - a theatre get together and Puppetry Masterclass

WTC 2022 Committee and President's report 2021

Thank you to outgoing committee member Liz Pinson and welcome to a new committee member Megan Twycross. A round up of work undertaken, achievements, partnerships and plans for 2023. 


The WTC AGM will be held on Wednesday 9th March 2022 via zoom. All welcome. RSVP to to access the zoom link. 

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WTC Feb newsletter 2022

AGM, new dates for CATS and a library partnership

WTC Dec newsletter 2021

Shrek, CATS, library workshops and a refurbished trailer. 

WTC Nov newsletter 2021

WTC Volunteer winners, CATS, Shrek and successful Masterclasses

WTC & HA win 2021 Wannon Volunteer Award

WTC are thrilled to receive the 2021 Wannon Volunteer Award in the Group category alongside HA, which was presented by Hon Dan Tehan MP on Thursday 9th Dec. Warrnambool Theatre Company and Holiday Actors won this award for our partnership work, which has helped to secure WTC financially, provide a permanent home for HA's sets, props and costumes and establish a theatre pipeline for performance and skill building in the region. May we continue to partner and prosper. Watch the ceremony below, WTC & HA award is at 26 mins 10 seconds. 


CATS covid update

HA & WTC were informed on Thursday 9th Dec 2021 in the late afternoon that a member of the company had tested positive to Covid. The companies would like to praise the cast member for notifying us so quickly. The companies have very comprehensive Covid plans in place and have reacted swiftly to ensure everyone who was at Sunday's 5th Dec 2021 rehearsal was able to isolate immediately. The health and well-being of our cast and community remains at the forefront of all our plans. We wish the cast member a speedy and quick recovery and once again commend them for their actions.



WTC Sep/Oct newsletter 2021

CATS tickets on sale for 23-30 Jan 2022 season, congrats to life member Richard Ziegler - new WCC Mayor and Set Painting Masterclass.

WTC August newsletter 2021

CATS tickets on sale, play readings, Set Painting Masterclass,  and Warrnambool Library Writers Showcase.

WTC July newsletter 2021

CATS tickets on sale, play readings, Set Painting Masterclass,  and Warrnambool Library Writers Showcase.

WTC June newsletter 2021

CATS cast, Set Painting Masterclass, Warrnambool Storytelling Festival Theatre Lab, and play readings upcoming. 

CATS cast announced

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WTC May newsletter 2021

CATS auditions, Theatre Lab, Storytelling Festival and planning for the 2022 season. 

Masterclass: Audition Technique success

The first of a four part series of masterclasses in theatre skills was delivered by WTC on Sunday 2nd May 2021. Acting expert Dan Haberfield and vocal expert Leah Oswin worked with 50 participants to hone audition skills. Key learnings included 'channel nerves into positive energy' and to 'not take it personally if you don't get selected; reflect then wipe the slate and let go of it all'. ​Congratulations to all participants who arrived ready to learn and thank you to our experts, Dan and Leah, The Lighthouse Theatre, Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation. We look forward to the next masterclass. 

Change of venue for CATS Info Day

We apologise for any inconvenience, but due to COVID space restrictions, we have had to make a last-minute change of venue for our upcoming Information and Audition Workshop day.

This event will now be held at The Lighthouse Theatre, at the same time as previously advertised – Saturday May 8th from 2pm – 4pm.


WTC April 2021 newsletter

Warrnambool Theatre Lab, shed working bee and audition technique masterclass

WTC March 2021 newsletter

Cats Directorial team announcement and details about the upcoming Masterclasses in theatre skills. 

Theatre Skills Masterclasses​


This year Warrnambool Theatre Company and Holiday Actors have been supported by Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation to run a suite of Masterclasses in Theatre Skills. Four Masterclasses will be offered: Audition Technique, Movement, Set Painting and Theatre Makeup. 

The first cab off the rank is Masterclass: Audition Technique on 2nd May 2021 at Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool. The Masterclass is presented in partnership with The Lighthouse Theatre. Tickets are $10 and available via Eventbrite. 

Experts Dan Haberfield and Leah Oswin will take participants through preparation, performance and reflection of straight and vocal auditions so that participants can put their best foot forward in the audition room. 

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Welcome 2021 WTC Committee​

The WTC Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 21st February at 2pm via zoom. Thank you to those who joined to reflect on the year. Click the button below to see the 2021 WTC Committee and read the 2020 President's report. 

Hello 2021 - WTC January newsletter!

Reflecting on a year without theatre productions and planning for the year ahead. 

WTC Annual General Meeting​ 2021

All are welcome to attend WTC's Annual General Meeting where we will review the year passed and invite new members to join the committee. Due to Covid19 restrictions the meeting will occur via zoom. Please RSVP to receive the zoom code. 

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WTC's production of the Crucible cancelled​


It is with heavy hearts that the Committee has cancelled WTC's production of The Crucible, which was originally intended for 2020. The unpredictability of Covid19 and changed responsibilities in the Directorial team mean that the production is not possible in 2021. The Committee thanks the cast and production crew who joined us in 2020 for their enthusiasm and hope that you will all return for future productions with WTC. 

Back by popular demand: Script Writing Challenge #2

The first challenge was so well received that we are once again creatively connecting during Covid19. All welcome to take part - Aug - Sep 2020. 

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Theatre during Covid-19

We are keen to keep connected with our theatre community during these times of social distancing, which is why we are connecting online to read plays and write scripts. All welcome. 

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WTC April 2020 newsletter​

Productions postponed due to Covid-19, virtual theatre during times of social distancing and Goodwin Hall renovations. 

2020 Theatre Season​


Due to the threat of Covid-19 WTC have postponed The Crucible and Cats until 2021. The Committee feel that this action is prudent to keep our members safe and in line with current social distancing measures. 

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The Crucible 2020​

We were overwhelmed by the talent on offer during the casting of The Crucible. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Congratulations to our cast who will be taking to the stage on June 11-13 2020.

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February 2020 newsletter​

The Crucible, Cats, AGM, Goodwin Hall renovations​ and what's on

WTC 2019 newsletter​

What a year! New partnerships, ​Les Miserables and big plans for 2020!

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