Bendigo Theatre Company is a local theatre company dedicated to producing high quality theatre. Located in the regional Victorian town of Bendigo, BTC is engaged in numerous productions every year, including musicals , full-length dramatical pieces and a number of one act plays.
These pages and links provide some information about the company, including its history, current productions, committee, recent awards and how you can become involved.
The Bendigo Operatic Society was formed in 1952 to offer the community the opportunity to be involved in an active and enthusiastic company where they could enjoy and participate in many facets of theatre. Their first production was The Chocolate Soldier. It was staged at the Capital Theatre and opening night, March 17th 1953, was a huge success. In 1980 the company changed its name to the Bendigo Theatre Company.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for members of the community to enjoy and develop their theatrical talents locally and to gain experience needed to achieve their goals for future careers. We are delighted that many have attained these goals and are now working at a professional level.
Each year we are privileged to be associated with around 6000 members of our community, involved in production teams and behind the scenes activities, as cast members and musicians, and as patrons who support our productions. We also acknowledge the many businesses who sponsor us financially by means of donations and advertising.
June 27th, 1997, opening night for Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, marked our 100th musical production. The company is proud to state that it has been able to produce between two and three productions each year for the past 53 years.
There has always been a number of volunteers assisting with the many aspects of theatre, such as lighting, sound, back stage, wardrobe, make-up, publicity, construction of sets and general maintenance and renovations of our premises in Allingham street, Golden Square but we are continually looking for more assistance. There is more to theatre than acting.