Welcome to the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society's web site.
Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society is a not-for-profit community organisation that gives opportunity for people to experience being a part of theatre productions while providing a high quality of entertainment to our communities. On average, we attract around 2000 patrons to our musicals, many of whom travel from city areas, claiming our productions to be on par with many professional shows.
The Society is proud to be involved in many community events and produce regular charity concerts which channel a high percentage of profits back into the community.
We have demonstrated a strong commitment to the youth of Parkes and district Shires over the years, staging numerous productions that involve children of all ages. More recently, we have won a number of awards for inclusivity, holding an Autism Friendly Relaxed Performance and offering closed captions for people who are hearing impaired and also have won a number of Canberra Area Theatre awards for excellence in theatre.
We are proud of our history, our inclusive culture and our reputation for welcoming new members into the theatre family.
Our website is dedicated to recognising our proud history, while informing on upcoming auditions, shows or events.
You can purchase tickets to upcoming productions, or find information on becoming a member of the Society or hiring the theatre.
On behalf of the Executive, we thank you for visiting our website.
In a labour of love, Society life member Warwick Tom has painstakenly compiled a history of the Society. Originally prepared for the Parkes Champion Post, the articles have been reproduced below for your reading pleasure. The articles detail some of the highlights for what would have to be, one of Parkes' oldest community organisations, which has featured Mayors, Clergy, Teachers, Editors, Scientists and a future star of Australian Stage, TV and Screen among its members. Enjoy!