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Written by Jeffrey Archer
Directed by Robin Miller
25th May - 17th June, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
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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
Never The Sinner
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Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Trish Carr
16th November - 9th December, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium

‘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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Spoken Word – This Friday, 24th March at the 1812!

With Steptoe and Son having wrapped up, we are currently preparing for our next show – Strands, in association with Swampfox Productions.

The theatre is certainly not quiet though!  This upcoming Friday we are set for our next FREE event – The Spoken Word.

An eclectic program of local poets will be performing their own work, combined with an array of our theatre actors performing a broad range of spoken word pieces.

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  • We always have dinner at the Royal beforehand, then stroll up to the theatre. It feels like being part of a huge family when we enter the doors. The welcoming smiles, not only from 1812 staff but the theatregoers as well, always lifts the spirits and our enthusiasm for the play we are about to be presented with.

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • 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
  • I love a night out here in Upper Gully ...great performances, quaint building and art space, lovely atmosphere, friendly kind staff....and the drink on arrival and nibblies after the show is such a lovely touch...really can't wait for next year's program to be released.

    Ess W, Facebook Review
  • It is a great theatre the people are friendly and the plays are fantastic well worth going too.

    Jeanne T. Facebook Review
  • 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