New seating installed in the theatre

The Arts Theatre in the Burnie Arts & Function Centre has just been installed with new carpet and seating.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “The upgrade of the theatre seating is terrific news for the community.

“Over the last couple of years with the implementation of a subscription season we are seeing more of the community supporting the arts.”

During 2010/11 over 39,013 people attended the Burnie Arts & Function Centre to support performances and other cultural activities in Burnie.

“Anyone who has recently watched a show in the theatre would have noticed that the seating was looking tired and was not particularly very comfortable,” Ald. French said.

Burnie City Council applied for funding assistance from the Australian Government and was successful with their application. Council received an $85,000 grant under the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP) Round 3.

Ald. French said, “Council has wanted to upgrade the theatre seating for some time, but without funding it was an item that often had to be deferred. We are very grateful for the funding assistance which has allowed Council to install new carpet and seating in the theatre.

“What a great way to start the 2012 Subscription Season! The first chance for audiences to enjoy the new seating will be on 4 February for the first show for the season, Bruce Mathiske’s Rhythm Express. Book your tickets quick for a great night of entertainment, in a very comfortable setting.”

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit online.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728