Media statement - Hopgood Theatre lease

Published on 10 July 2023

These comments appeared in a TAFE SA media release about the Hopgood Theatre lease being handed over to the City of Onkaparinga.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Moira Were expressed her delight at the handover and planned upgrades.

"This outcome couldn't have been achieved without the tireless campaigning from our community,” she said.

“We've been advocating for the Hopgood Theatre for years, and we can't thank everyone enough for their support.

“The Hopgood Theatre is more than a building; it's a vital part of our community, drawing a diverse crowd of patrons including schools, regional groups and seniors from all walks of life, and these upgrades ensure it will remain a vibrant hub for decades to come.

“Council is taking on a comprehensive refurbishment, expected to begin in 2024, which will include flooring and seating upgrades, enhanced lighting and sound, improved bathrooms, a revamped front of house and bar, and superior backstage facilities – enhancing the experience for patrons and performers alike.”