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Committee Meetings - 2017

Committee Meetings 2017

Time 7.30pm
Venue Michaels Ave, Ellerslie

Monday 27 February
Monday 27 March
AGM Monday 10 April
Monday 1 May
Monday 29 May
Monday 26 June
Monday 24 July
Monday 4 September
Monday 2 October
Monday 30 October
Monday 27 November - Final meeting for 2017

For Enquiries please call 09 525 3336

Help With Set Building 2017

The dates for set builds for 2017 are listed below.

You don’t need tools – though it could help if you can bring a battery-powered drill and any other small tools you own. You do need a willingness to do two things: first, to work on producing high-quality stage sets; and, second, to join in discussions and to put forward your own ideas on how best to achieve our aims.

The set builds are on Saturdays, starting from 9am and going on to around 5pm. You don’t have to work all those hours. Any time you can put in is great, although you should know that we generally stop around 12:30pm for lunch prepared and supplied by ETS, so you won’t want to miss that.

We’re a friendly bunch of people with varying skill levels, and the set builds are both challenging and fun. If you can come, email David Blakey or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day – and include you in the lunch.

The set build dates for 2017 are:

Feb/Mar 2017 - Boys at the Beach
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 4 March
Saturday 11 March
Pack-out Sunday 26 March

May/June 2017 - Festen
Saturday 20 May
Saturday 27 May
Saturday 3 June & Sunday 4 June
Pack-out Sunday 18 June

The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays 2017 - no set builds

Oct/Nov 2017 The 39 Steps
Saturday 14 October
Saturday 21 October
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October
Pack-out Sunday 19 November

Call for Directors 2018 and 2019

Call for Directors 2018 and 2019

Applications are invited from Directors who would like to present a play, or selection of plays, to be considered for the Ellerslie Theatrical Society 2018 and 2019 seasons.  Applications close on Saturday 24 June 2017.  Expressions of interest are also invited to direct the Christmas Float in 2017 and the first play of 2019.

Tentative dates are:

Christmas Float 2017
Sunday 3 December

Main Bill 1 - 2018
Season 15 to 24 March
Audition Saturday 11 November 2017
Rehearsals start Tuesday 9 January 2018

Main Bill 2 - 2018
Season 7 to 16 June
Audition Saturday 17 March 2018
Rehearsals start Tuesday 3 April 2018

Main Bill 3 - 2018
Season 23 to 1 September
Auditions Saturday 9 June 2018
Rehearsals start Tuesday 19 June 2018

Main Bill 4 - 2018
Season 8 to 17 November
Audition Saturday 25 August 2018
Rehearsals start Tuesday 4 September 2018

Christmas Float 2018
Sunday 2 December

Main Bill 1 - 2019
Season 14 to 23 March 2019
Audition Saturday 10 November 2018
Rehearsals start Sunday 6 January 2019

If you wish to direct a play at ETS, please download our application form. Or for more information email

Fund Raising - Playhouse Nights

Buy the house, 100 seats, for a selected show for $1200 ($12 per seat) and sell tickets to your social or community group at your selected price. For example, tickets sold at the regular price of $25 will raise $13 per seat. If all tickets were sold this would raise $1300.

For more information contact Rona Colbert on 09 525 3336 or email

Hospitality Volunteers

Hospitality Volunteers Required

ETS volunteers play a vital part in the life of the theatre – assisting with a variety of tasks and bringing their own enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to add to the theatre experience.

Can you offer any talents and time with any of the following:
. Being part of the team making ‘finger foods’ for Gala nights,
. Helping serve teas and coffees and with general hospitality during shows,
. Creative ideas and skills for Front of House Displays,
. Helping with catering, serving and clearing up during our Double Dress rehearsal?

Please contact Ros Stewart on 021 182 8109 or email

For more details please contact Ros Stewart on 021 182 8109 or by email to