The show may not go on for Porirua Little Theatre if a new venue cannot be found by June.
The company has been based at 4 Lydney Pl since October, after its Titahi Bay headquarters was condemned in August because of structural damage.
But Porirua City Council’s plan to transform 4 Lydney Pl into a business hub by August means the theatre troupe has until June to find a new performance space.
A production of The Witches of Eastwick will be the troupe’s last in its ‘‘ pop- up theatre’’, and a mid-year children’s panto mime may have to be cancelled for lack of a venue, presi- dent Sandy Brewer says.
The focus is now on finding a more permanent location in time for November’s staging of Calendar Girls.
‘‘We’re looking at any and all options,’’ Ms Brewer says.
The troupe is in talks with Aotea College to pool resources, Aotea providing the venue and Porirua Little Theatre sharing its props and theatre expertise with drama students.
Another option would be converting a commercial warehouse, but funds are limited, Ms Brewer says.
She would love arts-minded landowners with vacant buildings to consider the troupe’s plight. Sponsorship is also welcome.