SOTS bought the building at 4 George St in 1987 and began the process of turning it into a theatre. Over the years since then, with the help and support of society members and community volunteers, various renovations have been made to keep the building fit for purpose. The old girl is showing her age however and is in need of a more extensive makeover. Treading the Boards is our ongoing theatre upgrade project aimed at keeping our local theatre a safe and inviting entertainment venue for our community.
We began with changes to the green room, including the installation of wall heaters, with funding provided by the Clutha Foundation and the next stage is to replace the floor in the auditorium and build more suitable tiered seating than we currently have.
We have been granted generous support from the Otago Community Trust, the Clutha Foundation and the Begg Trust, and now we are reaching out to our community to help us raise the amount needed to complete the job.