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A short history of the Bunbury Repertory Club

​The Bunbury Repertory Club (BRC) was established in 1932 and incorporated in June 1946, though there had been various theatre and music groups in the area prior to that date.

BRC operated out of the Little Theatre in Molloy Street, Bunbury, from 1946 to 2009. In 2005, the building was damaged by a tornado that also impacted the New Lyric Theatre, the ABC studio, the Catholic Cathedral and many other buildings in Bunbury. ​The Little Theatre was out of action for almost a year while part of an exterior wall and the roof were replaced and the interior was repaired. 


Unfortunately, in 2008, it was discovered that a very destructive family of termites had also been "bitten" by the theatre bug as they steadily feasted on our timbers. They refused to leave the stage and sought endless encores from their unseen audiences as they ate away at supporting beams over and under the stage and to the rear of the auditorium. From 2008 to 2009, BRC spent valuable funds trying to remove the termites at the Little Theatre. During this time, BRC was only able to perform a few shows at the New Lyric Theatre. 


It soon became apparent that the age of the building and the type of construction meant that the cost of repairing the damage was beyond the club's capacity; so after much agonising, the site was sold in 2010. For a few years the club floated around hiring venues when needed and leasing a premises in the city centre to rehearse and create sets.  

In January 2014, BRC took on the Eaton Hall on Pratt Road in Eaton. Renaming it 'Little Theatre', the club began transforming the former town hall into a fantastic intimate theatre, adding a stage and auditorium seating. The club has grand plans that are going to take time but for now we have a new home in Eaton, with the neighborhood welcoming us with open arms.

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