Stanwell Park Arts Theatre
Bringing Arts to the Park

PO Box 108, Helensburgh, 2508 Ph: 02-4294-4060

Last year local actor Sam Trotman ran very successful acting workshops. We are very excited that Sam has agreed to run another series of workshops this year. These workshops are open to anyone over the age of 16 who would like to learn or improve their acting craft. No previous experience, or attendance at the previous workshops is necessary.


Dates: 18, 25 August and 1 September 2016

Time: 7.30pm, for 2 to 2.5 hours

Location: Coacliff Community Hall (parking available nearby) PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL VENUE

Cost: $45 for three sessions

Queries and

Spaces are limited, so please book early

Information on the program for the workshops can be found here.

SPAT Singers's 2016 performance

SPAT Singers's 2016 performance

You are invited to join the SPAT Singers for their new music-hall all-singing dinner show. Commencing with a dinner serving at 7pm, performances are held on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August at Stanwell Park CWA hall.

Book a table, or join one and make new friends. The cost of $35 per person covers the performance, a two course meal, starters, and a glass of pre-dinner sparkling wine. You are also welcome to BYO.

Songs performed range from “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” to “West Side Story” and many more songs from musicals as well as music hall favourites.

Bookings: 4294 4060. Please leave your details and any dietary requirements. Don’t miss out!

Our next screening is Last Cab to Darwin on Saturday, 23rd July. Doors open at 7pm and film starts at 7.30pm.

When lonely taxi driver Rex (Michael Caton, The Castle) is informed he doesn’t have long to live, he embarks on a colossal drive through the outback, from Broken Hill to Darwin in this Australian true-story drama.

Rex’s trip to Northern Territory is to take advantage of that state’s short-lived euthanasia laws in 1996.

Co-stars Academy Award-nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom). 

Last Cab began life as a stage play by Reg Cribb.

Film Society Membership

New Film Society memberships: Available at the door

- Individual membership $10.

- Family membership $25

- Student and young people $5.

Membership is valid for one year and includes access to at least four movies.

Renewing members: please come to the existing members desk on the evening.

Do you have an almost irresistible urge to reach for a camera or smartphone when you see a sunrise or sunset or light filtering through trees or through rain drops or birds gliding, feeding or hovering or flowers blossoming or just fruit in a bowl?

Have you ever felt it would be good to chat about exposures settings, ISO film speed, shutter speeds, aperture and framing a shot; what the difference is between a zoom and telephoto lens. Or getting up at the crack of dawn to capture a sunrise or take a walk through the bush stopping at any natural photo opportunity?

Then, come along to the inaugural gathering of the Stanwell Park Arts Theatre’s (SPAT) Photography Club for a chat over tea, coffee and biscuits, Sunday 19 th June, 3-5pm, in the Stanwell Park CWA hall.

SPAT Film Society
Next Film…..

Our next movie is La Famille Bélier

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.29.12 pmIt screens on – Sat 28th May 2016 – 7.30pm in the CWA Hall.

A captivating new star is born in THE BÉLIER FAMILY, Eric Lartigau’s fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her hearing-impaired family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music.
In the Bélier family, everyone is deaf, except dutiful sixteen-year-old Paula (beautiful newcomer Louane Emera). She acts as an indispensable interpreter for her parents and younger brother, especially in the running of the family dairy farm.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the screening commences at 7.30pm. Film Society membership is available at the do if you are not already a member. If you have friends and neighbors you can bring along we naturally welcome new members. Please come along on the night or you can book your seats by emailing

Audition & Information Sessions

Tuesday evening 7.30pm ~ 9pm 17th May
Sunday afternoon 3.30pm ~ 5pm, 22nd May
Stanwell Park CWA Hall

Director: Rod Lander
Rehearsals: At the Stanwell CWA hall
Production Dates & Location:
• Four Performances at The Stanwell Park CWA Hall
• Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Fri 16th & Sat 17th Sept 2016
Production crew:
• Set, props, costume and stage-manager on board from the start.
• Lights & sound tech crew

Production Description
“A parody of 1930’s low-budget grade ‘B’ detective movies; the production derives its humor from the audacious attempt to transpose effects normally reserved for films to the stage. Teutonic villain Otto von Brunno and his evil mistress crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds; Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue.”

Roles / Cast (3m, 2f)

Hugh “Bullshot” Crummond (Lead): Male, 18+ Ex-officer of His Majesty’s Royal Loamshires.
Algy Longwort (Supporting): Male, 18+ Friend to Hugh Crummond and former Officer of the Royal Loamshires.
Otto Von Bruno (Supporting): Male, 18+ The second most dangerous man in Europe.
Lenya Von Brunno (Supporting): Female, 18+ Otto’s evil mistress.
Miss Rosemary Fenton (Supporting): Female, 18+
A Country Policeman (Supporting): Male, 18+
Professor Rupert Fenton (Supporting): Male, 18+
A Waiter (Supporting): Male, 18+
Inspector Scabbard (Supporting): Male, 18+
Wolfgang Schmidt (Supporting): Male, 18+
Marovitch (Supporting): Male, 18+

Sat May 28th – doors open at 7.15pm, Info 0407 204 564.

see the Film Society Link for more details

Earth Hour Movie

Get that 50’s frock out, grab some friends, a bottle of wine and come along for a great night out

(Raffle for Fiji as well)

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Rated M

SPAT’s team in Playmates went one better than last year, and won the trophy in what was an extremely close race. The team comprised of Wayne Turner, Bernadette Le Mesurier, Sam Jenkins and Bradley Ward just inched past the competition to snag the trophy for the very first time! It was a fantastic night, with all teams supporting one another, fostering a really collegial spirit. Fantastic performances were put on by all teams involved. Thanks to Luke Berman from Black Box Theatre for working tirelessly to bring the Illawarra teams together.

Christmas Pantomime

Hans Christian Andersen’s

The Most

Incredible Thing

Adapted by Erick Mitsak
Directed by Lauren Mitsak

7.30pm Sat 12th,  4pm Sun 13th,

7.30pm Fri 18th, Sat 7.30pm 19th

and 4pm Sun 20th Dec 2015

Stanwell Park CWA Hall

To Book Tickets – Ring 4294 4060

Ticket Prices:
$10 Child, Student or Concession
$15 Adults
$45 Family (up to 3 children)