Stirling Players is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote and encourage drama and allied arts within the City of Stirling for cultural, educational and recreational purposes.
Stirling Players is an amateur theatre group based at Stirling Theatre in the Innaloo Community Centre in the City of Stirling, Perth, Western Australia.
The group has been in existence since 1970 and prides itself on the quality of its productions and endeavours to produce five or six seasons a year. Stirling Players also promotes youth theatre activities through the SPY (Stirling Players Youth) group which you can read about on the SPY page. It also offers opportunities for Community groups to fund-raise through Charity Nights held during a season.
Being a member of Stirling Players can be a very rewarding experience. New members are always welcome.
Stirling Players began in 1970 with the amalgamation of Northbridge Repertory and The Intimate Players.
Our original home was in the Old Perth Roads Board in Main Street, Osborne Park but we were soon moved to the Progress Hall in Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough. Our membership increased gradually and in 1978 we were given the old Health Administrations Office in the City of Stirling Precinct. After much renovation, this became the much loved Stirling Theatre. Here we stayed, growing in strength and reputation, until Christmas 2000 when we were forced to move. The City of Stirling then gave us the use of the Innaloo Community Centre and equipped us with a new purpose-built stage, greenroom and bio-box, auditorium chairs and evaporative air-conditioning. The job was finished with the installation of theatre lights, sound equipment and stage curtains. We were also given sole use of the office and a storeroom, which became our props room, and a double-meeting room was used to create a large wardrobe area.
We have been fortunate to receive valuable assistance from the Lotteries Commission on two occasions. In the early days at the Community Centre funding was made available for necessary lighting and sound equipment and in 2008, we received another grant which enabled us to install retractable raked seating. The theatre now comfortably seats 118 people.
There is wheelchair access and 2 seats reserved for wheelchairs in row A. There is also a disabled toilet. Stirling Players are happy to welcome all diasbled patrons.