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Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Pip Le Blond
3rd August - 26th August, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Last of the Summer Wine
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Written by John Logan
Directed by Geoff Hickey
5th October - 28th October
bakery@1812
Never The Sinner
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Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Trish Carr
16th November - 9th December, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Nunsense

‘Board Shorts’ and The Youth Theatre’s ‘The Crucible’ Next Up at 1812

With our Season Three Production of Beyond Reasonable Doubt wrapped up, we now look towards our Season Four production of Last of the Summer Wine.

We have two other great productions coming up before that, though.

Board Shorts – Our Short Play Festival

Our annual Short Play Festival ‘Board Shorts’ is back, providing ten unique ten-minute plays that are sure to each take you on their own journey and entertain.

For all the details and to book visit here.

All tickets are $15 each.  Showing 29th June to 1st July.


The Crucible – Centrestage Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre is also back with their second production for the year with The Crucible. Sporting one of our largest Youth Theatre casts, they have made this production their own and are sure to provide a great night of entertainment.

It’s already that popular they have had to add another week!

Check our their Facebook page for the actor bios and behind the scenes pics, and click here for more info to get your tickets.

All tickets are $15 each.  Showing 11th to 22nd of July.

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‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ Now on Sale, ‘Strands’ in Final Two Weeks and a Brand New Event!

Our second production for the year, ‘Strands’ is playing to incredible review’s and only has two weeks left.  Make sure you check it out while you can!  See the reviews here!

We also have a brand new event coming to the theatre, for one night only!  Featuring a live band, we relive the older days with the silent film Steamboat Bill Jr. – Check out all the details here for this unique step back in time.

While ‘Strands’ is running in our bakery@1812, Tickets are now on sale for our Season Three thriller ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’.  Rehearsals are well underway and the set nearly complete, and with already a lot of the tickets sold, make sure you save your place now.

As always, it comes with our complimentary light suppers (changes depending on the day), and if eating out before, make sure you check our specially organised dining specials to make the most of your night.


In the Central Criminal Court of the Old Bailey Sir David Metcalfe, distinguished QC and Chairman of the Bar Council, is conducting the most important defence of his career – his own.

Accused of the wilful murder of his wife, Sir David finds himself locked in legal combat with his old rival, Sir Anthony Blair Booth QC, prosecuting counsel.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium – 25th May – 17th June, 2017

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‘Strands’ Tickets Now on Sale!

Our first production for the year has just closed, with rehearsals already underway for Season Two.

In association with Swampfox Productions, “Strands’ is now well underway to take full advantage of our intimate ‘bakery@1812’ space, with the unique seating layout for this production ensuring this gripping story immerses you.


Playwright Peta Brady fuses together the poignant, wryly funny and private world of two adult sisters; one of whom is intellectually challenged and the other personally damaged by their childhood experiences.

A beautifully crafted and enduring play that will be warmly remembered long after the audience has left the theatre.

Showing in the bakery@1812 –  20th April – 13th May, 2017
In association with Swampfox Productions

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Thu 29

Board Shorts

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 30

Board Shorts

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Jul 01

Board Shorts

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • I brought a girlfriend along as I had been told by some friends how good the performance was. We were not disappointed, it was funny, the sound was very good, our seats were in the gallery and we could see the stage very well. Could not get over the complimentary supper and drinks - this is a credit to the 1812 theatre/volunteers, heard lots of people as we mingled saying the same.  

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • What a wonderful experience ! Loved everything about the evening from the free parking, quality free program, sherry on arrival, opportunity to view the photographic exhibition beforehand, chilled water at interval (not served from plastic - thank you!), delicious supper & OJ at the close of the evening, the special touch of audience participation and that's even before mentioning the outstanding set, terrific performance and reasonable ticket price. Well done, once again, from an appreciative audience member.

    Kathy D. Facebook Review
  • I have been attending the major theatres in Melbournes city for many years. Unfortunately, their ticket prices have increased ridiculously high, so last year we have decided to give local theatre a try and all l can say is why did l not discover this sooner. So what I'm saying is that l am so impressed with the productions l have seen so far that l can not think of anything that needs improving. From the theatre to the cast and to the staff and volunteers all is top class. More people need to make the switch like me.

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • It was our first time at the 1812 and we purchased tix for our family and my Dad for his 70th birthday. As HUGE fans of the vicar (I met Dawn French earlier this year!) I was not expecting anything too special to be honest. But we were all blown away by the production, the set, the professionalism and the frivolity of the night! To top it off, the supper was awesome. We did not actually have anything to eat as we had eaten dinner before the show but there was such a lovely selection. The immerse photo project was there too which just topped off our night! Fabulous job to everyone! Thanks for making the theatre accessible to all!

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • This theatre is a gem at the foothills of The Dandenongs. The productions are excellent and the pre show drinks and post show supper are a treat.

    Cas O. Facebook Review
  • I saw 'The Vicar Of Dibley' in Dec 2016 - twice! Absolutely loved it. The cast were perfect - from the way they looked visually to the way they spoke audibly. The sets looked amazing, too.Such a terrific show! Such a terrific show!

    Rob K. Facebook Review