Will South Street be back in the theatre in 2019 has been the burning question since the theatre closed in December 2017.
Well, the answer is yes!
The resoration and safety works are at this point in time progressing very well with Nicholson Construction working to a July deadline. So our intention is to have the Victorian Band Championships, Choral, Freemasons Festival of Bands and Strings, Energetiks Dance and CommBank Calisthenics back on the famous raked stage this year.
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It seems the burning question the South Street bands, dance and calisthenic families have is “will the theatre be open in time for the comps next year?” Well, the short answer at this point in time is we can’t be 100% sure. According to Nicholson Construction, the firm charged with the current safety works, there is a very high chance. Early in the new year we will be able to give you a definitive answer… fingers crossed. Keep an eye on this website and our social media for updates.
As the curtain falls for the last time on the amazing 2018 Competition – some words of thanks from Royal South Street Society President – Mr Peter Zala – “Well, what a challenging year, but we came through it with typical South Street aplomb and panache. Hearty congratulations to us all – our inexhaustible staff, fabulous volunteers, and our faithful sponsors and donors. A big thank you to our competitors, coaches and directors etc. who never stopped smiling and giving of their absolute best. Every discipline enjoyed some pinnacle moments, and lastly our grateful thanks to the vice chancellor and her staff for enabling us to continue and enhance our proud traditions once again in 2018.”