The theatre is named after the late Sir Robert Helpmann, a world renowned performer. He was born in Mount Gambier before pursuing an international career as an actor, dancer, choreographer and director
The South East of South Australia is famed for its sparkling seas, fine Coonawarra wines, seafood fresh from the ocean, fascinating limestone caves and tall timber.
Mount Gambier is the unofficial capital of the South East, and is built on the slopes of an dormant volcano that gives it its other name – the Blue Lake City. The lake within the volcano crater holds one of nature’s great mysteries, its waters turning brilliant blue for several months of the year.
The Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is a fully equipped multi-purpose arts centre in the heart of this beautiful country and can accommodate a diverse range of conferences, performing arts, film screenings, seminars and product launches.
Centrally located in the heart of Mount Gambier, the centre is within easy walking distance to the main retail shopping precinct, cultural attractions and fine restaurants. The centre draws on a local population of 28,000 with a total of 70,000 from surrounding districts.
Conveniently located midway between Adelaide (439km to the North West) and Melbourne (452km to the East), the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre provides the perfect stopover for touring productions en route to Adelaide.
A comprehensive Technical Specifications Document for the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is available online. Please review this document before booking the venue for your performance.
After extended consultation with the community a Master Plan was created for the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre with architects Grieve Gillet Andersen.
12.30pm to 4pm Wednesday to Friday and 1 hour prior to performances and half an hour following the commencement of a performance.
Parking is available adjacent the Mount Gambier Library or Civic Centre car park, off Ferrers Street.
Please contact the venue box office with your access requirements. Staff will help you find the best seats available.
The back row of the downstairs auditorium has removable seats to accommodate patrons who wish to remain seated in their wheelchair or to allow ease of access to transfer to a theatre seat.
A disability toilet is available in the foyer of the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre.
Wheelchair loan – please contact the theatre on 8723 8741 if you need to borrow a wheelchair ‘free of charge’ when you attend a performance.
The Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is guide dog friendly.
Baby change tables are available.
The theatre has a Licensed Bar.
An elevator is located in the Civic Centre courtyard.
The Country Arts SA’s Friends Club is a membership program that rewards our loyal patrons and helps support our Arts Centres.
Show your card and save throughout the year. Your Friends Club membership ($25) 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.
Don’t know what to give your friends or family for birthdays or special occasions?
Entertain them with a theatre Gift Voucher; Gift Vouchers can be used for any performance at the theatre.
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 and are valid for 36 months from the date of purchase.
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 12 months from the date of purchase.
Additional Terms and Conditions may apply contact the theatre for more details.
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.
Additional options can easily be arranged to create an evening tailored to your needs
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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 Sir Robert Helpmann 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.
Country Arts SA recognises that we are living and creating on First Nations Lands and we are committed to working together to honour their living cultures.