Plans for 200-seat raked theatre

Actor Marta Dusseldorp, actor and director Ben Winspear, mayor Kristy McBain and deputy mayor Liz Seckold with the new theatre plans.
Actor Marta Dusseldorp, actor and director Ben Winspear, mayor Kristy McBain and deputy mayor Liz Seckold with the new theatre plans.

Twyford Hall committee launched its plans for a 200-seat raked theatre next to the hall with the help of TV and stage star Marta Dusseldorp and her husband, actor and director Ben Winspear and local celebrity Frankie J Holden on April 8.

Professional grant writers will be used to apply for both state and federal funding for the new theatre with between $6-7 million being sought for the work. 

Initial work by the committee has ensured the hall is ready for the next and much larger stage of building work.

The hall committee is an incorporated body and has built shops whose commercial rents have helped to fund works such as the new toilets inside the hall which have been designed to be load bearing for the second level of the raked theatre.

The committee aims to raise $200,000 from the community in support of the funding effort.