The Twyford, Merimbula's
premier performing arts space.

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About THE TWYFORD

THE TWYFORD venue is managed by The Twyford Hall Complex Ltd, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and registered arts charity, on behalf of the trustee Bega Valley Shire Council for the community of Merimbula.

The venue is currently closed to the public. The Hall is expected to reopen on 8 November 2021 for limited events.

We're COVID Safe

Check current COVID restrictions and conditions of entry

We host professional touring and community performances, rehearsals, meetings, exhibitions, conferences, art markets, community events and festivals.

See Venue Hire for details on our venue spaces.

Check our FAQ for access restrictions to venues during the new theatre’s construction period.

What’s On

MADAG Spring Art Exhibition

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The Merimbula & District Art Group’s Spring Art exhibition has been rescheduled to take place in Twyford Hall from 7 to 17  December 2021

Live Performance

While COVID-19 and building work prevents us enjoying live events at The Twyford for a while, here are some performances you can enjoy online from Australia and around the world…

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23 October, 2021

If this week's [email protected] picks were books, you would not be able to put them down! Our Page Turners selections are all book-to-film adaptations from the past five years that are bound to keep you guessing until the very end...

Our picks for the week include the latest (albeit recast) instalment in Denmark's Department Q series, THE MARCO EFFECT, Emily Blunt as THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, Glenn Close's powerhouse performance in THE WIFE, lesser-known Agatha Christie adaptation CROOKED HOUSE, and French zombie thriller THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD.

All [email protected] films are now available to stream for FREE, with direct links available on our website at www.anufg.org.au/athome. Happy viewing!
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22 October, 2021

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It started as a dream back in 2019 to make a travelling roadshow of music + story and travel to towns beyond the Candelo creek.

When roadblocks + lockdowns put the brakes on the plan, we went back to the kitchen table and dreamt up something new.

Something that reaches past borders, across oceans; something that can find you, cuppa in hand, lounging in your living room.

Its been a work-in-progress with a big learning curve...and it’s finally ready to take its big leap into the world!

The Candelo Roadshow Radio Hour is a 4-episode podcast series. It’s a quirky audible menagerie. It’s songs and it’s stories and it’s full of creativity and community.

We’d so love for you to listen.

You’ll find it on our website (link in our bio) and also wherever other great podcasts live! Our website has all the links to find us wherever you like to listen. (And if you like it, go ahead and 5-star it! The more you do, the further we reach!)

We’ll keep sharing fun bits and more info right here over the coming weeks, so do keep checking in.

We are really proud of this project and hope it finds a home in you.

Thanks for your support and for coming along for the ride.
Songs and stories always taste better when shared.♥️

(And big thanks to @creatensw whose generous support has helped make this project possible).

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Theatre Twyford

Building of our new purpose-built theatre commenced in March 2020 with an estimated opening in 2022.

Check our FAQ for access restrictions to venues during the construction period.

Support Us

Artist's impression of the new Theatre Twyford interior

The Twyford Hall Complex Ltd is a registered charity with the ACNC. We are  raising funds to complete the fitout for the new Theatre Twyford Project – please support us with your tax deductible donation through GiveNow.

Our goal is $200,000 …
$45,790 raised so far

THANK YOU to the anonymous benefactors and to the following people who have generously donated to The Twyford:

  • Vicki Bond & Ric Vanderbom
  • Wendy Marshall
  • Dr William Basil
  • Gail Gould
  • Kristie Tsakiris – Goodyear Merimbula
  • Anne Marshall & Gordon Beattie – Arrow Solutions
  • Robert Stewart
  • Frankie J Holden
  • Craig O’Neill – Marshman O’Neill Engineers
  • Richard Stuart
  • Carmen Thomson – Sautelle White Lawyers
  • Michelle Pettigrove
  • Margo Leffers in the name of Betty Frauenfelder
  • Jill & Carmen Lockerbie
  • Neil Burnham
  • Tanya Dwyer – Dodd & Dwyer Pharmacy
  • Robyn Godley, Wendy McKay and Julienne McKay in the name of Douglas Henry McKay (1923 – 2012), grandson of Joseph Twyford
  • Christine Kaine
  • Di Tarrant
  • Vicki Bond in the name of Shaun Bond & Anthony Bond
  • Michael Salkeld & Carolyn Scheetz
  • Geoff Holden
  • Jennifer Dessens
  • Pauline Seberry
  • Stephen Garrett
  • Ed Edbrooke in the name of Brenda Edbrooke
  • Ruth Hay
  • Margo Leffers in the name of Max Frauenfelder
  • Kathy Simmons
  • Merimbula and District Arts Group
  • The Village Gallery, Oaklands
  • George Weinlich in memory of Anna Maria Weinlich

Sponsors

Would your business or organisation like to sponsor the fitout, equipment, an event, a season, accommodation for touring artists or something else at The Twyford?

Contact us to discuss how you can be part of this exciting project.

Sponsorships

A community space for theatre, art, and markets since 1931.

Twyford Hall has been the heart of Merimbula for over 80 years, long serving as a space for community events, celebrations, markets, the arts and so much more.

In the beginning, a trust was established for the hall when a title of land was generously donated by Merimbula resident J.W.Twyford in 1931, who had been raised in the seaside village from his childhood years.

With a population of only around 150 people, the Merimbula community built the hall in 10 months after the tireless efforts of the committee to raise enough money for its construction. It was built during the depression, through Merimbula residents’ tenacity to achieve their vision.

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