About Us


Friends of the Theatre Royal is a community based voluntary organisation. Its purpose is to build a diverse network of Tasmanians and others, brought together by a love of theatre, in particular the Theatre Royal, Australia’s longest running working Theatre. Friends of the Theatre Royal assists in promoting the Theatre Royal to the people of Tasmania and Australia, by promoting its cultural and historical significance and its programs and events and actively contributing to the Theatre Royal’s activities. We assist in raising funds for special projects or special purchases. 

Through research of historical periods related to the Theatre, preservation of records and artefacts, recording the oral histories of those associated with the Theatre, and the development of this archive, Friends of the Theatre Royal is making the performance history of the Theatre more widely available to those interested in this national icon.