Harvey’s theatre scene to soar

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
David Marshall said the event attendance for cultural shows had been on the rise.
Camera IconDavid Marshall said the event attendance for cultural shows had been on the rise. Credit: Briana Fiore/Briana Fiore

Harvey is starting to look a little like London’s West End, with a state-of-the-art theatre upgrade at the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre.

The cultural core received a makeover and redesign to appeal to international productions and shows.

New sound equipment and lights were installed and the stage and screen got a revamp, as did the backstage component and access routes to the green room.

Cultural centre manager David Marshall said he was in the process of confirming the show line-up for the next 12 months.

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“This is as good as it gets and we are so excited to have this facility in our town,” Mr Marshall said.

“By raising the roof of the stage, we can now host shows with larger props.

“Previously when a tour company asked to perform with us, we couldn’t always host them because of our stage dimensions, but now we can.”

There is also a specialised loading dock at the rear of the theatre to transport equipment onto the stage with ease.

Mr Marshall said the upgrade provided an opportunity for young performers at The Music Room and Bianca Panetta’s Dance Academy to showcase their talent.

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