About the Playhouse

The Armidale Playhouse Inc and the Armidale & District Musical Society Inc amalgamated in September, 2010, becoming Armidale Drama and Musical Society Inc.
Work commenced in 2018 to open up this historic little theatre once again for live performances and the theatre opened  in March, 2021

For a Short History of the Armidale Playhouse Click Here


Playhouse Hire

If you would like to hire the newly Renovated Playhouse
Please contact our Theatre Manager -


ADMS would like to thank every one for their generous support towards the renovation of The Armidale Playhouse .

There is still much to do to develop and maintain Armidale's only community theatre... If you would like to donate, (Personal or Corporate) APH now has Tax Deductible status.

TAX Deductible Donations
Donor Recognition Page

Follow the progress of the
renovation with photos kindly
supplied by Terry Cooke

APH Executive and Committee members 2022-2023

President: Bruce Menzies

Vice-President: Benjamin Thorn

Gift Fund Officer: Warren Bartik

Roles shared with ADMS
Treasurer: Greg Quast

Secretary: Michael Gibson

Membership Secretary: Marney Tilley

The Armidale Playhouse

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What's on at
The Playhouse

Neil Horton (ADMS President), Emily Waldron (ADMS Vice-President) Richard Kiehne (ADMS Vice-President) Carolyn Shepherd (Assets Officer),  Kate Frazier (Publicity Officer), Marney Tilley (Membership Secretary) Carol Elder, Diana Helmrich, Warren Bartik


Theatre Management Committee 2022-2023
(Sub-committee of ADMS)

Bruce Menzies - Chair and APH President
Benjamin Thorn - APH Vice-President
Pat Bradley - Technical

Carolyn Shepherd - Assets
Stuart Pavel  - Playhouse Manager

Check out all the APH shows from pre 1953 until the Amalgamation with the ADMS in 2010
Past Armidale Playhouse shows
Memorandum of Understanding Between ADMS and APH
Armidale Playhouse Constitution
Amendments ratified at AGM September 2018, 30th September, 2020
Armidale Playhouse Strategic Plan for Building Restoration

Directed by Richard Jotdan
A UNE Major performance
21st - 24th September
A funny, poignant, and thought-provoking exploration of love, free will, quantum multiverse theory - and honey.
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Friday 30th September 7pm
A glorious celebration of afro-funk that crosses dub, hip-hop and Ethiopian jazz
CANCELLED due to flooding.
7th -  22nd October
Directed by Warren Bartik
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4th - 13th November
Director - Andrew O'Connell
Music Director - Bruce Menzies
(tickets on sale early October)
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