Red Rock Regional Theatre & Gallery Inc., founded in September 2011, is a community based, not for profit organization. It operates under the governance of a Committee of Management consisting of 12 community members who contribute a broad range of skills and experiences. The Theatre and Gallery are operated entirely by volunteers.
The site of RRRTAG, a former church and hall, was purchased by a local farmer who recognised the need for arts and cultural enrichment in our sporting focused, small rural community. An extension with a kitchen/meeting room, dressing rooms, internal toilets and split system heating and cooling now links the old church, circa 1903, with the 1960’s hall. The church has been transformed into a light filled Art Gallery and the hall into a state of the art, 72 -seat capacity Carolyn Theatre complete with tiered seating, projection facilities and all ability access.
Following refurbishment, management of the facility was generously handed over to the community. The mission of RRRTAG is to actively engage the local and wider community in a diverse range of cultural activities through the organisation of events and the provision of facilities at affordable rates.
RRRTAG aims to foster an appreciation of the arts and provide cultural enrichment for all ages and abilities
- A Gallery space featuring a diverse range of exhibitions showcasing local and regional artists. The Gallery is open to all art disciplines including painting, photography, design and sculpture.
- The state of the art 72 seat ‘Carolyn Theatre’ (with tiered seating) is used for presentations, concerts, film, drama, music, voice and dance performance.
- A venue for workshops in the areas of music, performance and the arts.
- A community garden featuring a rock formation representing the endangered water skink and indigenous, edible plants.
The Gallery is open, at no charge, every weekend from 11am – 4pm. The diverse exhibitions are displayed for one month with all works available for purchase. The Gallery is staffed by the participating artists and volunteers who provide tours of the venue and the exhibition. An ‘Artist Development Program’ provides opportunities for young and emerging artists to be mentored and exhibit their work in a supportive, professional environment.
The Carolyn Theatre hosts plays, local school concerts, dance concerts, a diverse range of musicians, book and CD launches, environmental awareness events and community fashion parades. OCR FM have a monthly Open Mic providing opportunities for inspiring musicians. The Colac Players performed seven sell out performances of The Cemetery Club in 2013 and will perform Nunsense in October.
Red Rock Film Society aims to offer its members the opportunity to view a wide range of screen experiences in the intimate yet state of the art Carolyn Theatre. By screening films from around the world including limited release, foreign language, classic and thought provoking selections, we aim to have broad appeal. Post screening discussion and supper in the Gallery allows for a unique social experience for Society members in a welcoming environment.
Films are screened on the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month with the ‘Autumn Season’ running from February to June and the ‘Spring Season’ from July to November. Classic Sunday screenings twice a year give the opportunity to film lovers to take a cinematic step back in time.
Membership is $50 a season which includes supper. Email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
RRRTAG welcome all visitors to enjoy exhibitions and events.
DETAILS AT A GLANCE
ADDRESS 520 Corangamite Lake Road Cororooke
HOURS Saturday and Sunday 11 – 4
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Present the “hilarious” musical comedy
‘NUNSENSE’ which opens Friday night at Cororooke’s Carolyn Theatre.
It’s a sin to miss it!
Tickets $28, $25 concession. BOOK NOW at John Simmonds Florist, Cororooke Store or http://trybooking.com/FLGR
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