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Joining and Volunteering

About Us
We're an unfunded community theatre run by volunteers. Our aim is to entertain audiences by producing plays performed by adults, young adults and children while at the same time providing members with skills for life. Our theatre has a policy of active membership - because without active members we cannot meet our aims.

Join online
You can renew or join and pay your annual membership subscription online using these links:
Adult Volunteer Member
Student or Concession Volunteer Member
Family Volunteer Members

Or, an Membership Application and Information Form can be downloaded here.

If you would prefer to join using the downloaded form, please post your completed form (and cheque, if paying by cheque) for your subscription to:

Maitland Repertory Theatre Inc
P O Box 111
you can also scan and email your completed form to info@maitlandreptheatre.org

You can also pay your membership subscription over the counter at a branch of The Mutual or by direct deposit using these details:

BSB: 646000 (Maitland Mutual Building Society)
Account Number: 100032692
Name: Maitland Repertory Thtr
Please include your name as reference with your payment.

Membership Subscriptions

  • Single: $10
  • Family: $25
  • Concession: $5.


Single membership covers one calendar year for a single person and is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.


Family membership cover one calendar year for both parents and all children under 18 and is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.


Concession membership covers pensioners, students and unemployed persons and is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.

The talents and skills of members are used in many areas, such as the background work needed to put on a show - make-up, set construction, backstage work, publicity, wardrobe, newsletter production, casting, ushering and management.

Of course we also need actors, and auditions are held regularly. If you are not an actor but still wish to be involved, there are numerous areas where you can help and have fun.

Regular Working Bees each Saturday morning from 8am to noon. Maintenance of our 160 year old building and stage set building/dismantling is always needed at the end of each season.

All actors and volunteer workers must be members of the Maitland Repertory Theatre for insurance purposes.

Front of House, Ushering and Catering Roster

Please email info@mrt.org.au if you would like your name placed on the roster for Front of House, Ushering and Catering duties. Members are usually only required to volunteer once per show.

The theatre's Play Selection and Discussion Group meets regularly and considers plays for performance guided by the Play Selection Policy. You can download the Play Selection Policy here.

To put a play up, email the play details and a synopsis to info@mrt.org.au. Please provide a script.

Our Mission Statement:

"To stage inclusive high quality theatrical productions for the artistic aspirations of our members and for the entertainment of the Maitland community."


The theatre operates as an incorporated association. Use this link to download and view the theatre's Constitution.

Code of Conduct

Use this link to access the theatre's Code of Conduct.

Use this link to view important safety information in our Emergency Procedures Handbook.
Position Name Telephone Email Address
President Robert Comber 0417657959 rcomber@bigpond.net.au
Secretary Ian Robinson 0427933280 info@maitlandreptheatre.org
Acting Classes (Head Tutor) Leilani Rose mrtheatreclasses@gmail.com
Acting Classes (Admin) Alex Comber mrtheatreclasses@gmail.com
Joanne Lawler Joanne Lawler 0429480113 reamusyouththeatre@maitlandreptheatre.org
Web Admin Ian Robinson 0427933280 info@maitlandreptheatre.org

Each year the theatre offers scholarships to active volunteer members under the Life Members Training Scholarships Scheme (LMTSS). The scheme is usually open for applications in April each year.

The 2021 LMTSS is open for applications until 7 June 2021. Use this link to access an editable version of the expression of interest form. Applications close 7 June 2021.

Interested active volunteer members are encouraged to sign up for the theatre's eNews Updates or to join our facebook group to stay up to date. If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to apply please email: info@mrt.org.au