Media response - Hopgood Theatre
Published on 02 December 2019
Media response to Southern Times Messenger.
Comments attributed to Mayor, Erin Thompson
We recently welcomed Education Minister John Gardner’s announcement that funding would be extended to keep the theatre open until at least June 2020, and look forward to continuing to work with the state government to secure a longer term resolution.
Our next meeting is proposed for the early new year, where we will be taking the Premier, Minister Pisoni, and Minister Gardner on a tour of the Theatre.
We will be considering various potential funding models as we continue discussions with state government.
Council’s goal regarding the Hopgood Theatre is to ensure it stays open because it’s an integral asset to the community.
It provides an accessible space for local artists to perform, entertains residents through performances from interstate and abroad, and provides schools with a great local venue.