ABOUT US, Glen Innes Chapel Theatre
Find us at the intersection of Church and Bourke St, Glen Innes, NSW .
PO Box 266, Glen Innes, NSW 2370
Phone 6732 5688
Concession rates are applicable to 2-18 years of age and concession card holders. Proof of concession must be produced at the Box Office.
Please contact either Theatre Co-ordinator or Cinema Co-ordinator at the email addresses shown above. We are now accepting enquiries for private hire of the venue for 2021.
GLEN INNES ARTS COUNCIL 2021
Next AGM – Sunday 31st January, 2021 - 1pm
President Nigel Brown
Vice President Theatre Suzy Woods
Vice President Cinema Col Woods
Secretary Kath Duddy
Treasurer/Public Officer Col Woods
Publicity Officer Sari James
Phil Ratliff, Jay Post, Owen Windred, Eliza Correy, Kandyce Ellem (Youth Liason)
Patrons: Denis Haselwood, Margaret Kiehne, Mal Kiehne, Yvonne Hill
Did you know that everyone you see working at the Chapel Theatre is a Volunteer? These generous people give their time so that Glen Innes continues to have this wonderful venue.
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers, particularly in our Cinema operations. If you can spare one afternoon or evening a month please contact us as we are in desperate need of helpers to make sure that Cinema operations continue.
Roles that we are looking for are Box Office, Canteen and Supervisor duties. A typical shift would be for two movies either on a Friday or Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon.
GLEN INNES IS FIERCELY PROUD OF ITS CHAPEL THEATRE
Rightly so. This is not just another small cog in some huge multi-national cinema chain. Not at all. Run entirely by volunteers, the Chapel Theatre serves as a model Chapel Theatre Glen Innes for true community-based cinemas and theatres across Australia. Originally built as a Methodist church in 1885, it was purchased in 1983 by the Glen Innes Arts Council Inc. (which, by the way, was formed in 1944 and is the oldest continuing Arts Council in NSW) and converted to a theatre.
Upgraded in feb 2011 with a new, state-of-the-art, 3D Digital Cinema system, The Chapel is the first cinema in NSW (outside Sydney and Canberra) with Dolby 7.1 Sound!
The Chapel Theatre is a brilliant venue and used extensively for local theatre productions, concerts and touring professional groups as well as films and, of course, as a great big overgrown cubby house by "Glenizens" (inhabitants of Glen Innes area).
With seating designed for comfort and view of stage - comfortably padded seats, well-raked so everyone has a clear view, a superb sound system, acoustics that millions of dollars spent on the Sydney Opera House have not been able to better, temperature-controlled comfort and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere (wish we could bottle it!) are just some of the factors which combine to make an evening at the Chapel a most rewarding experience.
If you are visiting, passing through or even if you have been living under a rock in Glen Innes, put a visit to the Chapel Theatre on your 'must-do' list!
Did you know that there is a tradition within the Glen Innes Arts Council which has been observed at least since the 1950's?
At every Seniors' night performance, cast and crew, hierarchy and helpers all assist to deliver refreshments (drinks and usually a huge array of yummies) to the patrons at their seats.
It's the little things that go to make such a brilliant atmosphere.