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The Blue Room Theatre has been the creative hub of Western Australia’s independent theatre scene for more than 35 years, centrally located at the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.

If you haven’t been to our venue, you have probably heard of our shows. Helpmann-nominated The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Letters Home and Those Who Fall In Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon The Ocean Floor all began here, as did the careers of Matthew Lutton, Kate Mulvany, Tim Minchin, Claire Hooper, the members of The Last Great Hunt and many more.

We foster new talent and new work through a year-round program presenting and developing the best new independent contemporary performance from Western Australia and further afield.

We present an annual season of works between April – December, a massive Summer Nights program, which won FRINGE WORLD’s Best Independent Program Award for seven years running

With a 35 year legacy of providing the resources, advocacy and space to make independent performance happen in Perth, we’d love for you to come and visit us and check out a show.

The Blue Room Theatre stands on the lands of the Noongar peoples of the Bibbulmun Nation. We acknowledge Elders past and present, and pay our respects to the continuing culture and contribution that all First Nations people make to the life of this city and this region.


What is this place?
We are a live performance venue. We have two theatres and a bar upstairs. We are also a not-for-profit membership organisation and we have two rehearsal rooms downstairs.

What do you do here?
We co-present an annual program between April – December, a massive program in January/ February called Summer Nights, and Winter Nights, a two-week mid-year festival of theatre research and development in late July.

How do you go about getting a show on here?
Applications for the annual season, Summer Nights and Winter Nights are called for once a year. The best way to find out when applications are open is to become a member. You can check out key dates, information packs and selection criteria on our website under ‘Artists.’

Do you hire out your theatres?
We rarely have space available for hire of the performance venues. Our season shows occupy our performance spaces for nine months of the year; one month of the year is our Summer Nights program; and we also need to carry out maintenance of equipment and venues when we are dark. Our rehearsal rooms are available to hire for 11 months of the year but preference is given to performing arts-related hires.

I am interested in auditioning for one of your shows. What do I need to do?
The Blue Room Theatre is not a theatre company. The producing company of each show is in charge of its own casting. If they call out for auditions, we notify our members in our Member’s News.

How long has this been here?
The Blue Room Theatre started in 1989 (incorporated as the Performing Arts Centre Society) and we have been in this building since 1990 (initially trading as the WA Actor’s Centre). The Blue Room Theatre Seasons started in 1994. The foyer, bar and balcony were all new in 2006. The bar was renovated in 2021.

What did this building used to be?
Originally it was the senior school building of Perth Central School, built in 1905. Then it was science labs, and from the 50s-80s Perth Technical College (TAFE). In the past we have shared the building with Kaos Theatre, Australian Society of Writers, the Photography Gallery of WA, and now Propel Youth Arts WA.

SUKHJIT KAUR KHALSA – Executive Director

JOEL EVANS – Program & Engagement Manager

JULIA MARTINI – Acting Operations Manager

PETE CHUANG – Front of House & Ticketing Coordinator

BRIANNAH DAVIS – Producer

MOHAMMED ‘AYO BUSARI’ – Communications Coordinator

SIMONNE MATTHEWS – Technical Coordinator

PAULINE SIKWETI – Finance Officer

MATT PENNY – Housekeeping

CONSTITUTION
The Blue Room Theatre is the trading name of The Performing Arts Centre Society, which was incorporated as an association in 1989.

Click here for the current version of the Constitution for the association.

POLICIES
The Board of Management maintains a suite of policies that govern the management of The Blue Room Theatre. Here are a number of the key policies of interest to members and audience.

Click here for our Bullying and Sexual Harassment Policy
Click here for our Sustainability Policy – View Here
Click here for our Ticketing Policy
Click here for Sponsorship and Philanthropy
Click here for the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice

PURPOSE, VISION & VALUES
Here’s a copy of the Purpose, Vision and Values that drive The Blue Room Theatre.

Click here to read out Purpose, Vision and Values

MONICA KANE – Chair
Arts Industry / Arts Leadership / Social Change
Board Member since 2020

ALI MARTIN (she/her) – Deputy Chair
Marketing & Communications
Board member since 2022

TANYA PAYNE – Treasurer
Finance / Accounting
Board member + Treasurer since 2008

SAM NERIDA – Secretary
Artist (Performance Maker / Writer / Producer)
Board member since 2020

EMILY MCLEAN
Artist (Director / Dramaturg)
Board member since 2020

CLARA MILLET (she/her) 
Philanthropy & Fundraising
Board member since 2022

ANA FERREIRA MANHOSO
Artist / Behavioural Science / Business Leadership
Board member since 2023

MATT AITKEN
Artist / Community Engagement
Board member since 2024

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