Welcome To The Players Theatre

Port Macquarie and The Hastings' Community Theatre for over 50 years


The Players Theatre Inc. owns and operates the Players Theatre. This superb, 230 seat venue not only provides first class entertainment for residents of the Port Macquarie and Hastings region, but enables the community to be involved and experience all facets of theatre- including acting, directing, set design, stage construction, make-up and costuming.

The ‘Players ‘ have been active for over 50 years, consistently staging 5-6 productions annually- ranging from drama, comedy, musical and pantomime.

The theatre is also available for hire to outside organisations and operates a Costume Hire Dept. boasting an extensive range of theatrical and party costumes for hire.

The operation of the Players Theatre relies on ticket sales, although, more recently, a substantial Government Grant allowed for a sprinkler system to be installed and smaller grants have provided funds for on-going structural improvements.

One Act Play Festival 2017 It’s happening!

We are forging ahead with plans for 2017.

The Players Theatre Inc One Act Play Festival 2017 is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Great enthusiasm by the Festival committee and excellent preliminary progress means we are well on the way to staging a very successful Festival on the June long weekend,9th,10th & 11th June 2017. New reduced entry fee of $50per entry. Major prize for Best Production is $1000. Ajudicator is Lesly Stevenson from ‘DAPA on Beaumont’ in Newcastle.

Entries close 5pm Saturday 1st April 2017.
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Our Next Production - Jack The Ripper

17 March - 2 April 2017



Jack The Ripper: Monster of Whitechapel
17 March - 2 April 2017

Directed by Guenter Bieniasch

A comical but scary treatment of the serial killer who terrorized London in the 1800's. Many of the characters and events are taken right from history, but others are pure comic invention, such as Pegeen Macdougal, a practitioner of white magic, and her "familiar," Hogarth, who speaks only in cookbook terms.
All of the roles are amusingly drawn, from the frustrated physician, Dr. Forbes Winslow, already henpecked by his fiance, suffragette Ernestine Pankhurst, to manservant Phillip Poole, who is bound and determined to solve the murders in the style of his hero, Sherlock Holmes. There are several murders, but these are given a wickedly humorous touch by the victims themselves! Jack's reign of terror has begun, and Sir Charles Warren, a totally inept British Lord, has been appointed Commissioner of Police to apprehend him. The author has selected a theory (which some actually believed at the time) that the murders had an occult connection. Jack, it seems, practices black magic, which requires murderous sacrifices to assure him additional years of life. Four women are murdered, and the play revolves around the attempts to save the fifth Angela Ellison, a reformed girl of the streets, who is the last required to complete Jack's evil ritual.

Scenes From Some Of Our Productions

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Contact The Players TheatreOur contact details

33A Lord Street,
Port Macquarie
NSW 2444

Phone (02) 6584 6663

Email info@playerstheatre.org.au