Twyford Hall, Merimbula's
premier community space.

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New Committee

By | General News

Congratulations to the committee members who were appointed at the AGM on 7 October 2020. The THI committee members for 2020/21 are: President – Bill Deveril Vice President – Charles…

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Events

Live Performance

While COVID-19 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…

About The Twyford

TWYFORD CLOSED until December 2020
We're COVID Safe

THE TWYFORD includes Twyford Hall, Twyford Supper Room and commercial Kitchen and – from mid 2021 – Theatre Tywford.

The venues are managed by Twyford Hall Inc on behalf of the community and Bega Valley Shire Council.

Venue Hire

We host professional performances, art exhibitions, conferences, craft markets, theatre, dance, music, church services and other community events. Hire a Venue or take a look at some of our Upcoming Events or Past Events.

A new 200 seat theatre – Theatre Twyford – will be completed in 2021 adjacent to Twyford Hall.

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

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21 October, 2020

I know everyone’s industry is affected, but here are some not so fun facts on the live entertainment industry:
* Legendary New York Metropolitan Opera has just announced its closure until September 2021. Their musicians, choirs, stage techs, etc, along with the rest of the industry have been without pay since last April.
* Broadway is closed until mid-2021
* 6 West End venues THINK they can open right now.
* Cirque du Soleil went bankrupt and cut over 3500 jobs.
* Feld Entertainment (family tours - Disney on Ice, Monster Jam, circus, etc) has permanently fired 90% of their workforce.
* Live Nation and other concert promoters have laid off a majority of their employees.
* Talent agencies who plan & book concerts, appearances, festivals, etc have laid off over half their employees.
* Cruise boat artists are unemployed and amusement park productions have no idea when they will be rehired.
* There are no concerts, festivals, or tours scheduled until 2021 and if they don't perform next year they are likely to go bankrupt & may never happen again. No Jazz Festival, no Coachella, no Bonnaroo, no EDC, no Glastonbury, no tours, no ballet, no opera.... it's all gone.
* It is predicted that 90% of independent music rooms could close if this continues.
* Artistic and musical organizations of all kinds - choirs, theaters, orchestras, dance companies, festivals, music rooms, not to mention all technical and independent suppliers - all are trying to find alternatives to succeed in working.
* Over 12,000,000 people work in entertainment production, we are not insignificant and this industry can't reopen until mass gatherings are allowed. This doesn't include the additional dismissal of techs and openers, maintenance staff for bar rooms and staff, safety and thousands of vendors.
So when you see your entertainment friends begging you to wear masks and stay home, understand that we are watching, helplessly, our industry collapse before our eyes because not enough people care about taking the necessary means to reduce the spread. This is personal to us, our whole livelihood depends on social solidarity and we will not accept to be labeled 'non-essentials'.
Music & Arts are necessary for a happy and balanced society.
Everyone's career and industry is indefinitely pending. PLEASE wear your mask (on your mouth AND nose) and wash your hands!
I copied this text. Feel free to do the same.

Photo: top - people “socially distanced” going to the footy - which is allowed. Bottom - no one going to the theatre, because we aren’t allowed.
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Theatre Twyford

Theatre Twyford will be a purpose-built raked theatre adjacent to the existing Twyford Hall with a seating capacity of 200.

Building commenced in March 2020 with an estimated completion in the second quarter of 2021.

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

Support Us

Artist's impression of the new Theatre Twyford interior

Twyford Hall Inc is a registered charity with the ACNC. We are currently 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 …
$22,322 raised so far

THANK YOU to our anonymous benefactors and to the following people who have generously donated to Theatre 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

Sponsors

Would your business or organisation like to sponsor the fitout, equipment, an event, a season or other offer 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 only a population of 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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