Little Princess venue found
The “homeless” Playlovers theatre group has found a venue for its October production of A Little Princess, but the future of the group is under a dark cloud.
The group was kicked out of Floreat’s Hackett Hall in early September when the venue was condemned by the City of Nedlands.
An alternate venue was found in Subiaco for the group’s One Act season, but finding one for A Little Princess, which had already been advertised and was being rehearsed, proved difficult.
A Playlovers theatre group spokeswoman said the City of Stirling was able to provide a space for the production in Innaloo.
“They (City of Nedlands) say they currently have no plans specifically for a performance facility, and none of their multi-purpose community facilities could accommodate a theatre group as they either have no stage or no storage,” the spokeswoman said.
“They also say the City does not own, nor is aware of, any warehousestyle facility that we could convert so at this point in time we are not sure about our ability to function next year.”
The spokeswoman said she understood no decision had been made by the City about the future of Hackett Hall.
Nedlands chief executive Greg Trevaskis said the City regretted the closure of Hackett Hall.
He said a report on the building raised safety concerns that needed to be addressed.
Mr Trevaskis said it would take “some time” to consider all options, consult with the community and user groups, and raise any funds that may be needed.