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2015 PROGRAM SEP- NOV
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  • 2015 PROGRAM SEP- NOV

  • HOW TO BUYCONTENTS

    ONLINE Visit www.bunburyentertainment.com to choose your own seats.

    PHONE BREC Ticketing on 1300 661 272

    IN PERSON At the BREC Box Office. We are open 9.00am 5pm Monday to Friday.

    LAY-BY We require a small deposit at the time of booking and then regular payment until the full amount is paid off. The full amount is to be paid one week prior to the performance.

    We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express

    All card-based transactions incur a 2.5% fee

    Cheques payable to BREC, PO Box 1983, Bunbury WA 6231

    up to 5 working days before the performance ID required

    Refunds & exchanges BREC is a signatory to the Code of

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    The Pick Of The Bunch Series

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    best shows at the best price.

    When you see this BREC Presents

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    hand-picked this show specifically

    for you, our loyal audience!

    All information correct at time of printing

    3 The Cowgirl and The Showgirl

    4 The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

    4 Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers

    5 Hogfather

    6 The Ten Sopranos

    7 An Evening with Joan Baez

    8 The 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra

    9 Men of Song Festival Grand Finale Concert

    10 Ali McGregor's Alchemy

    12 Lee Kernaghan

    13 Perch Creek Family Band

    14 Great White

    16 Graeme Connors - North 25 Years On

    17 Johnny Cash the Concert

    18 The Confidence Man

    20 Buddy: In Concert

    21 Kevin Bloody Wilson

    22 Seating plans

    23 BREC Partners

  • A QUICK MESSAGE FROM ME

    Each year, we work tirelessly behind the scenes to source a range of shows from theatre companies across Australia. This ensures that audiences have the opportunity to see a variety of programming that they may not otherwise have the chance to see on a local stage. These shows, labelled throughout this brochure and on our website as "BREC Presents", have been hand-picked specifically for you, our loyal audience. As a not-for-profit organisation, your purchase of tickets to "BREC Presents" shows helps us to be able to continue offering this varied range of programming now and into the future.

    Also, because we are a registered charity, all donations to BREC above $2 are tax deductible and are allocated to special projects. We are currently raising money for a digital projector, which is valued at $80,000. With the help of the community we have raised just over $20,000, and are hoping to reach our target soon.

    Your donation will help ensure lovers of film can again view the latest movie offerings at BREC, as well as festival hits and the classics. You can donate right now by visiting our website or by calling our friendly Box Office team. Thank you for your support!

    Joel McGuinness General Manager

    BREC PRESENTS

    The Cowgirl and The ShowgirlSomething special happens when Beccy Cole and Libby O'Donovan take to the stage together. They take the audience on a journey of intertwining genres, swapping songs, sharing stories and breaking musical stereotypes. It could be the anticipation of a curious audience - after all, who would expect the golden girl of country to swap notes with a critically acclaimed cabaret and jazz performer? Perhaps it's just good old fashioned "girl meets girl" chemistry...

    After sell-out crowds when guesting at each other's shows at Tamworth, Sydney Mardi Gras, Barossa Vintage Festival and across regional Australia, the time has come for Beccy and Libby to present an unforgettable performance!

    Saturday 5 September, 7.30pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 75 mins no interval

    Adult $39 | BREC Club $35 | Concession $37

    Child $25 | Group 8+ $35

  • Direct from a sold-out national tour, don't miss Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers together in concert in this two-hour concert experience.

    Come and relive the magic and the classic hits of Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers, who are some of the world's greatest and most successful rock 'n' roll music legends of all time.

    With millions of record sales and sold-out concerts the world over, the legends' million dollar selling hits will be performed on one big night to remember.

    Internationally renowned artist Dean Bourne with special guests The Robertson Brothers will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers as they perform hit after massive hit.

    BEN MAIORANA ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

    Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers

    Thursday 10 September, 8pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 130 mins inc interval

    Adult $69.90 | BREC Club $64.90

    Concession $64.90 | Group 10+ $59.90

    No matter what age you are, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk is uplifting and completely unforgettable.

    Martins the new kid at school among a sea of unfamiliar faces. Sharons the class bully and she doesnt like Martin one bit. Then Simon McGurk comes along. Hes wildly different to Martin, but they become the best of buddies. Then, one day, Martin does something that will poison their friendship forever. The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk is an absorbing, funny and heart-felt tale about the fragile nature of friendship.

    BREC PRESENTS A BARKING GECKO THEATRE

    COMPANY AND WINDMILL THEATRE PRODUCTION

    BY ARRANGEMENT WITH CATHERINE WHEELS

    THEATRE COMPANY

    The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

    Tuesday 8 September, 1pm & 6pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 50 mins no interval

    Adult $26 | BREC Club $22 | Concession $24

    Child $21 | Group 8+ $22

    Tour coordination by Country Arts WA

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  • Friday 18 September, 7.30pm & Saturday 19 September, 2pm & 7.30pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 120 mins inc interval

    Adult $28 | BREC Club $22 | Concession $24

    Child $21 | Group 8+ $22

    Do you believe in truth, justice and the Tooth Fairy?

    Hogfather is the Discworld version of Father Christmas. When the jolly fat man is kidnapped, who is going to make sure that all the good boys and girls get their presents?

    Discworlds favourite anthropomorphic personification, Death, decides to take over filling all the stockings. But he needs the help of his granddaughter Susan in order to save the Hogfather. Susan is a governess so shes not afraid of anything. She fights off thieves, assassins, bogeymen and the odd monster under the bed.

    Director Sharon Kennedy's Hogfather will take you back to a time of childhood innocence - when the Tooth Fairy always came and Santa was real. This local community production uses the talents of local designers and builders.

    Hogfather is Naked Villainy Theatres tribute to the late Terry Pratchett whose satirical series set on the Discworld is beloved by millions all over the world. It follows on from the highly successful production of Mort in 2014. Like Mort, Hogfather is a hugely funny and witty play about human beings and how belief keeps the world turning.

    BREC AND NAKED VILLAINY THEATRE PRESENT

    Hogfather

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  • NSW STATE OPERA PRESENTS

    The Ten SopranosPossibly the most powerful all-female group in Australia, The Ten Sopranos is an act which showcases the awesome talents of one of Australias greatest ever singers, Penny Pavlakis.

    Penny is a singer who commands respect in both the classical and contemporary world. She is a winner of international singing competitions in both classical and contemporary music in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia at a time when judging criteria was based on pure talent, vocal ability and star power, not by image makers or television producers.

    With over 10, 000 performances as a Principal Opera Artist and concert performer around the world, she is considered by her peers as The Singers' Singer. With a vocal gift which has been nurtured through many years of arduous vocal training, her ability to combine classical

    and contemporary singing has left international audiences in tears, critics in awe and her peers in amazement.

    Together with the other sopranos, all handpicked for their individual brilliance, the group has prepared a repertoire which includes Nessun Dorma, The Prayer, Amigos Para Sempre, O Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, A Hard Days Night, Granada, New York New York and tributes to John Denver, Peter Allen and Broadway medleys.

    Saturday 26 September, 8pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 130 mins inc interval

    Adult $54.90 | BREC Club $49

    Concession $49 | Group 8+ $49

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  • MAGGIE GERRAND PRESENTS

    An Evening with Joan BaezDon't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of the world's great performers, America's legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez, performing in Bunbury for the first time.

    Joan is a musical and political force of nature whose influence is incalculable. Her music encompasses everything from folk rock to country and gospel music. The powerful messages, sung in her passionate sensitive voice, remain as compelling today as when they were first heard.

    Joan Baez is backed by her son Gabriel Harris on percussion and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell (banjo, guitar, keyboards and fiddle).

    "Her voice is as clear and distinctive as it ever was and her ability to tell a story still as spellbinding..." The Independent

    Thursday 1 October, 8pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 90 mins no interval

    Adult $95 | BREC Club $92

    Concession $92 | Group 8+ $92

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  • When you think Sinatra, you think of the greatest music ever performed. People have marked milestones in their lives to songs made famous by the legendary Frank Sinatra.

    2015 marks a very special year as the most loved entertainer of all time will be celebrated around the world with a series of commemorative centennial events.

    ATA Allstar Artists proudly presents the ultimate concert event of the year, celebrating the 100th anniversary year of Frank Sinatra. The concert stars The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra direct from the USA and appearing for the first time in Australia the band that made Sinatra a star. The concert also features one of America's finest singers from the Frank Sinatra songbook, Bryan Anthony.

    Twenty musicians, singers and dancers on stage will perform the greatest music ever recorded by Frank Sinatra.

    The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognised as one of the greatest Big Bands of the 1940s. Affectionately known as the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, Tommy Dorsey groomed a young Sinatra into becoming an American legend.

    Friday 2 October, 7.30pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 135 mins inc interval

    Adult $89.90 | BREC Club $84.90

    Concession $84.90 | Group 8+ $79.90

    ATA ALLSTAR ARTISTS PRESENTS

    Direct from the USA for the first time ever in Australia

    The 100th Anniversary of Frank SinatraA celebration concert starring The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

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  • BUNBURY MEN OF SONG PRESENT

    Men of Song Festival Grand Finale ConcertThe Men of Song Festival Grand Finale Concert will feature more than 200 singing males - from children, through to teens and adults.

    They will perform eight brand new songs commissioned by Bunbury Men of Song and written by four young Australian composers - Luis Santos (Perth) Matthew Ho (Busselton) Trevor Hazeldon (Dardanup) Andrew Batt-Rawden (Sydney). They will be conducted by Paul Jarman, Paul Holley and Ian Mills.

    The concert will feature the Birralee Blokes from Queensland, Trinity College Choir from Perth,

    Bunbury Men of Song plus individuals and groups from across Australia.

    Sunday 4 October, 2.30pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 180 mins inc interval

    Adult $28 | BREC Club $24 | Concession $25

    Child $18 | Group 8+ $24

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    BREC PRESENTS

    Ali McGregor's Alchemy

    Ali McGregor, the Opera Australia soprano who ran away with the circus, has gone on to become one of our most successful cabaret exports. Fresh from sell-out tours of arts festivals around the world, an ARIA nomination and a starring role in Club Swizzle at the Sydney Opera House comes her award-winning solo show.

    In Alchemy, Ali McGregor draws on all of her influences from opera, cabaret and trashy 80s pop divas for inspiration. Working alongside the finest jazz musicians, she creates unique hybrids from popular songs, standards and blues.

    Expect to hear unique mashups and genre defying versions of Madonna, Salt 'n Pepa and Kiss like they were sung by a 40s siren in Vegas.

    Friday 16 October, 8pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 70 mins no interval

    Adult $51 | BREC Club $45 | Concession $47

    Child $34 | Group 8+ $45

    "Her velvet vocals have the ability to transport the audience to a smoky 1940s jazz bar, blending modern popular hits with the great jazz divas..." The Edinburgh List

    Part of the 2015 Pick of the Bunch Series

  • STEPHEN WHITE MANAGEMENT PRESENTS

    Lee Kernaghan - The Songs and the Stories in ConcertFor the first time ever, Lee Kernaghan will be performing his concert in two parts. Part one will feature the stories behind some of Lee's most loved songs. Lee will perform these classic hits with his band acoustically and unplugged while giving the audience an intimate insight into the background and inspiration of a selection of the most important songs of his career.

    The second half will be the first live performances of the songs from the #1 hit album Spirit Of The Anzacs. You will experience the power and emotion of the songs that captured the hearts and minds of our nation this year. This amazing musical journey incorporates theatrical lighting and a large video screen that will bring to life the stories of those men and women who've made our country great.

    Lee's special guests are The Wolfe Brothers and Christie Lamb. The Wolfe Brothers continue to grow from strength to strength with two albums and four #1 hit singles under their belt. Christie Lamb is one of the shining new stars of country. Christie is a vibrant multi-instrumental singer songwriter who will open the show with the songs that earned her the CMC 2015 Best New Talent Award.

    Wednesday 14 October, 8pmVenue: Stage One Theatre

    Duration: 150 mins inc interval

    Adult $69.90 | BREC Club $67.90 | Aged/Senior $59.90

    Concession $64.90 | Child (under 12) $49.90

    Student (13+) $59.90 | Group 10+ $64.90

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  • FLEMING ARTISTS PRESENTS

    Perch Creek in Concert

    Perch Creek are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings.

    This Melbourne-based band plays harmony driven roots music with a creative energy and fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality. With diverse instrumentation including guitar, double bass, keyboard, trombone, saw, banjo and tap dancing, Perch Creek combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, roots and rock musical styles all threaded together by the bands unique collaborative song writing.

    Perch Creek have been performing and evolving over the best part of 10 years, taking their music across the globe and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today.

    Perch Creek, who have toured extensively across Australia, Europe, the UK and Canada, stand to be counted with their current album Jumping On The Highwire nominated for Best Independent Country Album in the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. The band consistently delivers unforgettable, high-energy shows - at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.

    They are back in Australia and touring the country with their new single Mama Sings, promising a great night out for all.

    Saturday 17 October, 8pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 120 mins inc interval

    All tickets $30

    Mama Sings Single Launch Tour

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  • A BOY. A GIRL. A FIN.

    Jack and Lauren are trapped in a nightmare that only one of them can escape. When young love meets a giant fin, suddenly life seems large, scary and beautiful.

    Award-winning artists The Skeletal System won over critics and audiences with this killer tale of blood and heartache in the deep blue sea. This terrifying and beautiful play by WA playwright Will OMahony sees two tiny people caught in a too huge ocean with one very hungry fish.

    Great White is a coming-of-age story of love, fate, human frailty and every swimmers worst nightmare.

    Winner of the Performing Arts WA Award for Best New Play and three Blue Room Theatre Awards including The Judges Award for Best Ensemble Performance.

    BREC PRESENTS THE SKELETAL SYSTEM'S

    Great White

    Saturday 31 October, 7.30pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 60 mins no interval

    Adult $39 | BREC Club $36 | Concession $37

    Child $25 | Group 8+ $36

    Warning: contains coarse language and adult themes

    Writer/Director: Will OMahony

    Performers: Adriane Daff, Will OMahony and Mikala Westall

    Set/Costume Design: Alicia Clements

    Lighting Design: Joe Lui

    Sound Design: Will Slade

    Produced and Toured by Performing Lines WA

    WA

    Tour produced by Performing Lines. Great White has been supported by Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This production was originally supported by The Blue Room Theatre.

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  • LAING ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

    Graeme Connors - North 25 Years OnSee Australia's greatest storyteller Graeme Connors live on stage with his legendary band in a special two-hour performance, celebrating 25 years since the release of his pioneering hit album North.

    Hear all the songs from North performed live, followed by a selection of No.1 chart hits from his 17 album catalogue.

    Don't miss this multi-award winning Gold & Platinum selling artist, and the songs that have cemented him a place in the Australian music story.

    Visit www.graemeconnors.com for more information.

    Sunday 25 October, 7.30pmVenue: Stage One Theatre

    Duration: 140 mins inc interval

    PLATINUM Adult $69 | BREC Club $67

    GOLD Adult $59 | BREC Club $57

    SILVER Adult $49 | BREC Club $47

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  • Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 150 mins inc interval

    Adult $65 | BREC Club $63

    On September 1, 1954 an unknown young man walked into the recording studio in the Memphis Recording Service building at 706 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee and walked out having cut a record that would define its own genre of music. That single, Hey Porter, was released on the Sun Records label on June 21, 1955 and a legend was born.

    Few artists can claim that they are an entire genre of music unto themselves but if you try and define this man's body of work, you are left with one conclusion. Johnny Cash is that artist! There were none like him before and there have been none like him since.

    Since 2009, Award-Winning singer Daniel Thompson & Australian guitar master Stuie French have been wowing Australian audiences with

    Johnny Cash the Concert, keeping the spirit of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.

    In 2015 the boys return with their brand new show Cash 60 - 60 Years of Johnny Cash, marking 60 years since the world first heard from the powerhouse that was Johnny Cash. Backed as always by their engine room, The Tennessee Studs, Cash 60 promises to be Johnny Cash the Concert's best show yet!

    HAPPY DAYS RECORDS PRESENTS

    Johnny Cash the Concert: Cash 60 - 60 Years of Johnny Cash

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  • Six characters. Six interwoven stories. Who will you play?

    When a large sports bag full of cash is brought into Peters very ordinary suburban home, his family find themselves caught up in a sinister and disturbing chain of events. Youre invited to step onto the floor and into this gripping interactive thriller, experiencing first-hand the sordid betrayal and moral philandering thats about to smother this suburban dream.

    Want to play? Equipped with a mask and headset, you get to star in this heist drama, playing one of six characters as this deliciously dark tale unfolds. Want to watch? Use the smartphone to flick between the characters stories, tuning in on their innermost thoughts as the action plays out onstage.

    The Confidence Man is Lantana meets Pulp Fiction (The West Australian) a morally complex tale hiding beneath the veneer of a suburban family drama. Complete with goodies, baddies and a dose of good old fashioned psychotic menace, The Confidence Man unfolds with the gripping intimacy of a tale whispered in your ear. Be brave a life and death situation has never been so fun.

    Created by award winning company Side Pony Productions, director Zoe Pepper brings you this new interactive audio experience, placing the audience at the centre of the action.

    BREC PRESENTS

    The Confidence Man

    Thursday 12 November, 8pmFriday 13 November, 7pm & 8.30pmSaturday 14 November, 3pm, 7pm & 8.30pmVenue: The Cube theatre

    Duration: 45 mins no interval

    Adult $39 | BREC Club $36 | Concession $37

    Child $25 | Group 8+ $36

    Warning: contains frequent coarse language, simulated

    violence, drug use and adult themes

    Director: Zoe PepperWriters: Zoe Pepper and Adriane DaffComposer: Ash Gibson GreigAudio Arrangement & Sound Design: Sam PriceMask Design: Rebecca BaumannLighting Design: Lucy BirkinshawVoice Performers: Igor Sas, Brendan Ewing, Andrew Hale, Talei Howell Price, Kate Neylon, Adriane Daff, Mikala Westall, Will O'Mahony, Sean Walsh, Kym Bidstrup, Brent HillSide Pony Producer: Gemma Pepper

    Tour produced by Performing Lines for Road Work. The Confidence Man has been supported by the City of Melbourne through ArtsHouse; the Blue Room Theatre; the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts; and the Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative (WATDI). Roadwork and WATDI are supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

    WA

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  • Sunday 8 November, 8pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 120 mins inc interval

    Adult $65 | BREC Club $63

    Concession $59 | Group 8+ $59

    Happy Days Records presents Buddy: In Concert, 60 Years of Buddy Holly - a celebration of rock 'n' roll history starring Scott "Buddy" Cameron and touring the country this October/November.

    Scott "Buddy" Cameron is no stranger to portraying Holly having done so for over a decade to many a rapturous crowd. Scott is one of the most recognised Buddy Holly performers in the world receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of the 50's legend in the International smash hit musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in productions staged from 2005 through to 2009 and, to this day, continues to don the trademark horn-rimmed glasses, the ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup in many other concert productions. He is recognised by Members of Holly's own family and the "Peggy Sue" as being the closest thing today to the legend of Holly.

    Buddy: In Concert, 60 Years of Buddy Holly will see Cameron perform some of rock 'n' roll's greatest songs from across the 50s and 60's from artists including Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, among others. Following a short intermission, Scott will get his rave on performing the very best of Buddy Holly's catalogue of hits. Expect to hear the hits Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby and many more.

    HAPPY DAYS RECORDS PRESENTS

    Buddy: In Concert - 60 Years of Buddy Holly

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  • Friday 13 November, 8pmVenue: Stage One theatre

    Duration: 150 mins inc interval

    Adult $79 | BREC Club $77

    Warning: contains coarse language and adult themes

    A Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance - for most, its a full-on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket list the chance to see Australias most unique International comedy legend. Kevin has become a national institution a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.

    If we were asked to nominate one individual to best define Australian humour, for most of us, the name Kevin Bloody Wilson immediately springs to mind. His recently released biography DILLIGAF, The Life And Rhymes Of Kevin Bloody Wilson is a raucous, earthy, indepth look at perhaps one of the only Australian comedians who has not bowed to the pressures of political correctness.

    Kevin Bloody Wilsons story is remarkable. He has become a part of Australian Culture, a part of who

    we are and how we define ourselves. His DILLIGAF attitude is a quality to be envied.

    Hes been listed in Whos Who, his entire body of work has been preserved for future generations with the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra and his fan base stretches from Broken Hill to Buckingham Palace. Its also a known fact that nobody tells Australian stories better than Kevin Bloody Wilson!

    BOTH BARRELS MUSIC AND WESTSIDE TALENT PRESENTS

    Kevin Bloody Wilson - Helping Prevent Global Boring

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  • Flat Floor Seating Tiered Seating Dress Circle (Tiered)

    STAGE ONE THEATRE

    THE CUBE THEATRE

    Not to scale.

    Raked Seating Wheelchair Access Seating

  • PARTNERS

    The volunteers of the BREC Club are an integral part of the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.

    Almost one third of our BREC Club members volunteer to carry out Front of House and bar duties. In fact, for the total Front of House to be run and managed by volunteers in such a professional manner is unique in Australia!

    To become a volunteer, please contact BREC ticketing on 1300 661 272 or visit our website www.bunburyentertainment.com Thanks for your support!

    Building Owner and Major Supporter

    Funding and Tour Support Organisations

    Centre Partners

    Major Artistic Partner

    Media Partners

    Out of the Box + Into the Cube Partners

    Local Government Supporters

    Community Access Grant Partners

    Worsley Alumina

    Wine Partners

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  • Blair St, Bunbury WA 6230BREC Ticketing 1300 661 272Administration (08) 9792 3111Fax (08) 9792 3122

    www.bunburyentertainment.com


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