Become a Member and get involved with the Guild Theatre
The Guild Theatre, Walz Street, Rockdale is one of the foremost amateur theatre groups in Sydney. Established in 1952, the Guild offers its members the opportunity to participate in bringing to its patrons a wide range of dramas and comedies.
Your passion for theatre is welcome at the Guild where you can take on multiple roles both on stage and behind the scenes. Individuals can experience all aspects of theatre and master their craft through workshops as well as hands-on roles including acting, directing, set design, lighting, sound operation, stage management, costuming and prompting.
Members’ nights, held the week after a production has closed, also provide members with the opportunity to try their skills at acting or directing. Maybe you will direct your own production with us one day.
Getting involved with our community theatre group provides tremendous opportunities to meet new people and to share in the wonder of one of the oldest creative crafts that has ever existed. We stage social events throughout the year as another means of bringing people together who share a passion for theatre, creativity and fun.
Contact us today to get involved.
The Guild stages four major productions a year, each production running for 19 performances over a four week period, playing Friday, Saturday & Wednesday nights with Matinee performances on Saturdays and some Sundays. We also hold members’ nights after each production, giving members the opportunity to display their skills in a number of one-act play readings.
The Guild is probably one of the few amateur theatres in Sydney that endeavours to cast its productions from within its membership. Auditions are held for each production. Members also have the opportunity to participate in other essential roles that contribute to the success of each production: Stage Managing, Prompting, Lighting, Sound, Costumes, Set Building etc.
Members have the opportunity to receive complimentary tickets when they assist in each production including being rostered on for Front of House duties once per production. A member who has attended for his/her Front of House duties or who is involved in a production either on stage or behind the scenes is entitled to receive one free ticket (or two for opening night) to the following production.
Another extraordinary benefit of being a member of the Guild Theatre Rockdale, is the opportunity to enrol in Exclusive workshops. These are invitation only events for members held on weekends throughout the year.
We like bringing members together at social events throughout the year to just simply have fun and share each other’s company. Members and their guests are invited to annual dinners and functions where we can share our love of theatre and simply our love of life. These are posted on our website, Facebook page and sent via email.
Membership Application & Joining Fees
Membership for Adults: $50.00 joining fee and $20.00 yearly fee.
Membership for Juniors: $5.00 joining fee and $5.00 yearly fee.
The Guild is incorporated under the Companies Act as a Company Limited by guarantee whereby the members, in the event of the Company being wound up and having incurred debts and liabilities, are liable to contribute to the Company’s assets: such liability is limited to fifty dollars ($50.00) per Member.
Intending members are invited to meet the Committee where membership is discussed and a friendly induction takes place. A suitable time will be organised so you can ask your questions and learn all that the Guild has to offer.