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Chaffey Theatre

Chaffey Theatre, Seventeenth St, Renmark SA 5341

(08) 8586 1800

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The High Note
  • Film

The High Note

23rd October 2020 — 24th October 2020

Coarse language

Presented by Country Arts SA

A love story set in the Los Angeles music industry.

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Never Too Late
  • Film

Never Too Late

30th October 2020 — 31st October 2020

Coarse Language

Presented by Country Arts SA

Love Isn't Always On Time.

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Anne Frank: Parallel Stories
  • Film

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories

8th November 2020 — 12th November 2020

Holocaust themes

Presented by Country Arts SA

One Secret Diary. One Imaginary Friend. Five Survivors Who Shared The Same Fate.

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About Chaffey Theatre

South Australia’s Riverland Mallee region is one of the most diverse, fascinating and beautiful regions in Australia with the legendary Murray River as its focus. In the heart of this beautiful country, in the town of Renmark, the Chaffey Theatre is a fully equipped multi-purpose arts centre which can accommodate conferences, performing arts, film screenings, seminars and product launches. The town sits on the edge of the river and is surrounded by vineyards, citrus groves, flower growing properties and lush parks and gardens, an oasis gateway to the outback.

With a population of 9800 and a theatre base of 30,000 (population within 100km) the Chaffey Theatre is ideally located to service the residents of the region. Renmark is 253 km northeast of Adelaide and 145 km west of Mildura in Victoria. This hauntingly beautiful landscape of wetlands, deep gorges, magnificent scrub and rich grass land teems with wildlife and there are many different ways to enjoy the natural wonders of the Murray and its surrounding areas.

“The Chaffey Theatre is named after brothers William and George Chaffey who established Australia’s first irrigation settlement in 1887.”

Community Circle- supporting creative communities

In 2014, Country Arts SA is partnering with local businesses to enable more people in the community to experience, value and benefit from the arts.

A new initiative from Country Arts SA Chair Lew Owens, Community Circle brings together businesses with a shared passion and commitment to giving back to the communities in which they operate.

The generous backing of Community Circle businesses will support the Chaffey Theatre in continuing to deliver a dynamic mix of exciting live performances, creative workshops and educational projects throughout 2014.

Community Circle provides a unique platform for businesses to engage with their local communities in association with artistic excellence and exceptional live performance all year round.

Arts Centre Reference Group

Working with local community members to ensure the Arts Centre continues to meet the community’s arts and cultural expectations.

The current members are:

Rhonda Centofanti

Rhonda is a Councillor on the Berri Barmera Council. She thoroughly enjoys attending local Council and Regional community functions and the challenges involved in Building a Better Community. Rhonda is employed as a School Services Officer at the Glossop High School, supplies home made cakes to Bella Lavender, a Meri Bunch volunteer at the Riverland General Hospital and the Director of Worship for Berri Lutheran Church. She resides in Winkie and has lived in the Riverland all her life.

Tony Sharley

Tony is the Executive Officer of the new Riverland region tourism board, Destination Riverland. He was recently Manager of Banrock Station for 10 years where he created and blended a wine tourism and ecotourism enterprise. In 2009, Tony was awarded the Riverland Tourism Association’s Outstanding Contribution by an Individual in recognition of his contribution to regional tourism excellence. Tony is currently a board member of Regional Development Australia – Murraylands and Riverland and the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia.

Shaylee Kassulke

Shaylee is 16 and loves performing! Living in Loxton, she’s been involved in many productions and performances within the Riverland and in Adelaide, having recently been in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Her passion for Musical Theatre has grown over the years and she dreams of touring the world in professional musicals. In 2012 she was awarded the Apex Drama Award. Shaylee is happy to be a part of the Country Arts SA’s panel to provide the committee with opinions from her generation, to help develop The Performing Arts in the Riverland, while learning more about how the industry runs.

Danyon de Buell

Danyon has a background in visual arts and performing arts, Danyon worked with Indigenous communities in arts development and establishing arts centres . Relocating to the Riverland Danyon worked with the culturally and linguistically diverse communities in community cultural development. As a freelance arts worker coordinated the highly successful Riverland Multicultural Festival 2011. In 2013 Danyon received the Governors Multicultural Award for Arts & Culture. Danyon is Deputy Chair, Riverland Multicultural Forum Inc and a Ministerial appointed member to the former Riverland Multicultural Regional Advisory Committee. Danyon worked as Settlement Officer for Migrant Resource Centre, SA from 2012 to 2014. Danyon has had a long association with RYT since 1995, has been an RYT Board member and in May 2014 was appointed RYT General Manager.

Remy Catchlove

Poppy Papageorgiou

Cheryl Norris

Friends Club

The Country Arts SA’s Friends Club is a membership program that rewards our loyal patrons and helps support our Arts Centres.

Friends Club Membership

Show your card and save throughout the year. Your Friends Club membership ($30) entitles you to buy tickets at the discounted Friends price at anytime. It’s your season as you like it and when you like it.

  • Access to the Friends discount ticket price, anytime throughout the year (one ticket per performance)
  • Discount on Morning Melodies shows
  • Discount on selected commercial shows
  • Discount on Arts on Screen screenings
  • Discount on cinema tickets
  • Regular updates on Chaffey Theatre activities
  • Invitations to special events
  • Priority seating and presale tickets for Country Arts SA allocated seated live shows and selected commercial shows (Email address required)
  • Access to Friends Club ticket discounts at any of the five Country Arts SA venues as mentioned on the back of your membership card (members only)
Purchase Membership

Terms and Conditions apply contact the venue for more details

Gift Vouchers

Don’t know what to give your friends or family for birthdays or special occasions?

Entertain them with a theatre Gift Certificate; Gift Vouchers can be used for any performance at the theatre.

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Terms and Conditions


Gift Vouchers are available for purchase online at the following values: $100, $50, $20, $10

Gift Vouchers can only be exchange for tickets at the theatre Box Office during office hours or online through our website.

Gift Vouchers are not redeemable for cash.

Gift Vouchers are redeemable for tickets at the Venue in which it was originally purchased from only and are non transferable.

Country Arts SA Venues are not responsible for lost or stolen Gift Vouchers.

Gift Vouchers are valid for 36 months from the date of purchase.

Additional Terms and Conditions may apply contact the theatre for more details.

For Promoters & Producers

Everything you need

  • 492 seat proscenium arch auditorium
  • Centre based manager plus box office and technical staff
  • Stage with depth of 13.3m x 20.5m wide
  • Performance area 12m x 11m
  • Full technical facilities and support
  • Lighting desk
  • TV, DVD, CD, data projector, rear projection screen
  • Computerised box office
  • Digital sound desk
  • Digital 3D cinema projector
  • Ticket agencies in Berri, Loxton, Barmera and Waikerie
  • Licensed bar
  • Disabled access
  • Ample car parking
  • Fully appointed dressing rooms, wardrobe, laundry facilities and green room
  • Drama studio available at specified times suitable for 100 people
  • Orchestra pit for up to 25 musicians
  • Yamaha C7 Grand and Yamaha upright pianos
  • Public address system
  • Licensed outdoor courtyard

A comprehensive Technical Specifications Document for the Chaffey Theatre is available online. Please review this document before booking the venue for your performance.

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Tour Coordination Services
Link into Country Arts SA’s network of performing arts centres across South Australia and benefit from collaboration on tours and negotiation of venue costs, performances and box office as a state-wide package. Contact Sussan Baldwin Arts Centres Manager Phone 7009 4400 or 0401126077 or [email protected]

Corporate Entertainment

A night at the theatre is a perfect way to entertain and impress your clients, network and reward staff. Our staff will assist you in all steps of planning to ensure your guests have a unique and memorable night at the theatre that they will always associate with your company’s hospitality.

With a wide range of shows and some of Australia’s most well-loved actors, you’re sure to find something for everyone. This variety means that we can help you select the show most suited to your guests to ensure an enjoyable night is had by all.

Country Arts SA Corporate Hospitality Packages are designed to help you deliver your business targets in a distinctive way, and can be tailored to meet the needs and budget constraints of your business.

Country Arts SA is continually looking to establish strategic alliances and partnerships with leading, innovative companies such as yours, who understand the reinforcement of business brand values to the community through the arts.

Benefits of Purchasing Corporate Tickets

  • Performance programmes (where available)
  • Tailored drinks package for your needs
  • Free use of exclusive foyer areas for pre-show or post show drinks
  • You can also access special function areas for you to entertain larger groups
  • Ease of booking when purchasing for large groups.Assistance in co-ordinating catering for functions and events held at the venue.
  • Pre show group theatre tours.
  • Invitations to Country Arts SA after show functions.
  • Meet the cast (selected shows only).
  • Best seats available
  • You will also receive invitations to selected, exclusive VIP functions at the venue where you can network with leading corporate identities and artists.

Additional options can easily be arranged to create an evening tailored to your needs

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How to find us

Opening hours: 11am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 1 hour prior to events and half an hour following the commencement of a performance.

Ample parking in close proximity to the venue.

Wheelchair access is an important aspect of Country Arts service to patrons. Mobility impaired patrons can be comfortably seated in the theatre, and there are dedicated toilet facilities and car parking spaces. Baby change tables are available.

The theatre has a Licensed Bar

Venue Manager: Sharlene Martin

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Venue details

A comprehensive Technical Specifications Document for the Chaffey Theatre is available here. Please review this document before booking the venue for your performance.

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