50th Anniversary of the Opening of Wagga Civic Theatre

With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Wagga Civic Theatre and planned productions, displays and celebrations, it is important to reflect on our organisation’s pivotal role in the establishment of the Theatre.

In 1959, the Wagga Wagga School of Arts donated the then substantial sum of more than 57,000 pounds – the result of the sale of its assets, a property in Fitzmaurice Street.  The money was handed over to the Wagga City Council towards the construction of the Civic Theatre, representing   approximately 35 percent of the total estimated cost of the theatre.

Our  153-years history is a proud one and we hope the 2013 theatre celebrations provide recognition of our long role in Wagga’s cultural life and, more specifically, the history of the Civic Theatre.

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