SPAT MUSIC:Orchestral auditions
PERFORMANCE: Saturday, 23 February 2019
REHEARSALS: Saturdays 24 Nov / 1 Dec / 8 Dec 2pm-4pm in Helensburgh other dates to be agreed by the orchestra / 0408 089 262
Family Panto 2018
'Liesl and the Lost Melody'
7, 8 & 9;14,
15 & 16 December 2018
Sunday 16 September 2-4pm
Tuesday 18 September 6-8pm

Please note that SPAT is a voluntary organisation and all roles are unpaid.



Our auditions are open to everyone, informal and friendly.  We know it can be a nail-biting experience and aim to create a relaxed, welcoming environment. No panels of judges, just encouraging smiles.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


2018 Pantomime – Auditions now open!

We are delighted to invite you to audition for our 2018 family Panto: “Liesl and the Lost Melody” written by Matilda Morgan-Dickson.  The Director is Matt Dickson – a long time associate of SPAT.

The story: ‘Liesl and the Lost Melody’ tells the story of how an unthinkable ban on music that befalls the little village of Stanwell Park is retrieved by Liesl on a journey to bring back music to the village.

Audition Dates: Sunday 16 September 2-4pm and Tuesday 18 September 6-8pm

Performance dates:
Saturday 8 December – evening show
Sunday 9 December – matinee show
Friday 14 December – evening show
Saturday 15 December – evening show
Sunday 16 December – matinee show

The Audition Process

Step 1. If you are an adult – get your Working With Children Check registration – see below

Step 2. Complete the audition application

Step 3. Attend the auditions

Step 4.  If you are successful in your audition become a member of SPAT (it is a requirement to be a member of SPAT for insurance purposes)

To be ready for the audition please ensure you have checked off the two items below:

1. If you are 18 yo or over get your Working With Children Check license NOW

SPAT actively supports the Working With Children NSW Kidsafe Policy and as such adult roles in productions that involve children, such as Panto, will require you to obtain a WWCC check prior to attending auditions. To view our full Working With Children Policy click here.

2. Are you a Member of SPAT?

To participate in any SPAT Production in any capacity you will need to be a member of SPAT for insurance purposes.  If you are not already a member please enroll by going to our membership page. Membership is easy – just click here.

SPAT Music

Your invitation to join the orchestra!

The Northern Illawarra needs a community orchestra, so SPAT is forming one!

We are now looking for wind, percussion and string musicians.

The aim of this group is to get together for a few rehearsals and then perform at a semi-annual outdoor evening of music, a relaxed family event where the audience can sit on picnic blankets, eat and enjoy some lovely instrumental music.

The evening will also allow time for a few featured performers to play. So dust off that old tuba or flute and come have a play!

  • Our next performance will be on Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 in the late afternoon at our new outdoor stage in the grounds of the CWA Hall Stanwell Park.
  • Initial rehearsals will be  24 Nov / 01 Dec and 8 Dec at 15 Gardiner Place Helensburgh from 2pm to 4pm  other rehearsal schedules over the Christmas and New Year period can be agreed by the orchestra members

For any detailed music information please contact our Music Director Alison Garvie or 0408 089 262.

To simply help us gather contact information about you please complete this simple application form below.

SPAT Music Application Form


0429 921 562

or use the form below