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Membership Renewal 2021

Membership Renewal

ETS needs your support which you can give by renewing or by becoming a new financial member, attending the shows and participating in our productions in the areas of activity outlined on the membership form. The membership year is from the 1 January to 31 December each year.

As a member you will:
Receive regular newsletters and audition notices.
Be able to participate in ETS plays and social functions.
Receive a discount on ticket purchases.
Support your local, non-profit, theatrical society.

Membership Categories/Fees:
Adult $20.00
Student $10.00
Senior Citizen $10.00

You can pay via internet banking by following our guide here. This is the easiest way to pay.

Alternatively you can download our membership form here.

If you are interested or willing to participate in any aspect of the theatre, please let us know by ticking or adding your interest on the membership form.

Call for Directors 2022

2022 Call for Directors

Applications are invited from Directors who would like to present a play, or selection of plays, to be considered for the Ellerslie Theatrical Society 2022 seasons. Applications close on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Tentative dates are:

Main Bill 1 - 2022
Season 17 to 26 March
Audition Saturday 13 November 2021
Rehearsals start Sunday 9 January 2022

Main Bill 2 - 2022
Season 9 to 18 June
Audition Saturday 19 March 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 29 March 2022

Main Bill 3 - 2022
Season 25 August to 3 September
Audition Saturday 11 June 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 21 June 2022

Main Bill 4 - 2022
Season 10 to 18 November
Audition Saturday 27 August 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 6 September 2022

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

Resident Sound Designer


We are looking for a Resident Sound Designer. Join us behind the scenes to create the soundscapes and scores of our future productions.

For more information please contact:
Charlotte Taylor
mobile 021 102 8389
email stagecrewellerslie@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Ellerslie Theatrical Society Inc. will be held at

8.00 pm on Monday the 19 April 2021

at the STABLES THEATRE, 138 Main Highway (cnr Main Highway and Arthur Street), Ellerslie

All are welcome and supper will be served at the conclusion of the evening's business.


Written nominations are called for the following positions:
Vice President x 2
Committee Member x 5

. The elections for the above positions will be held in the order stated.
. A person can only hold one position on the committee.
. Nominees for the position of President must have been members of the Committee for at least twelve months immediately prior to the AGM.
. Nominees for the position of Vice President and Treasurer must have been financial members of the Society for at least twelve months prior to the AGM.
. All nominees must be financial members of the Society.

It is preferable that nominations are received no later than 27 March 2021. Nominations can be posted to: The Secretary, Ellerslie Theatrical Society, 40 Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051 or emailed to info@ellerslietheatre.co.nz. Late nominations handed to the Secretary at the meeting prior to the advertised starting time may be accepted at the Chairman's discretion.

To nominate a member for the committee, download the nomination form.

Help With Set Building 2021


The dates for set builds for 2021 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 davidblakey@gmail.com or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day, and include you in the lunch. We may not use all the allotted set build dates so please ask David to add you name to the contact list so that you get regular updates.

The set build dates for 2021 are:

March 2021 - Sham
Pack-out Sunday 21 March from 12.30 pm

May/June - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday 15 May
Saturday 22 May
Saturday 19 May
Saturday 5 June / Sunday 6 June
Pack-out Sunday 20 June from 12.30 pm

July/August - Our Man in Havana
Saturday 24 July
Saturday 31 July
Saturday 7 August
Saturday 14 August
Pack-out Sunday 5 September from 12.30 pm

October/November - The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays
no set building required

Members who volunteer for crew roles receive two complimentary tickets to the show.