Welcome to STAG

No drama group existed in the local Strathmore area.  That is until 1954 when Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group Inc affectionately known as STAG was formed.

The inaugural first meeting of twelve members was held in the home of Mary and Ron Little of Bruce St.   The site of its initial productions (And This Was Odd, Poison Pen and Here We Come Gathering) was at the St. John’s Presbyterian Church Hall in Essendon, until the permanent purpose-built facility was organised through the Strathmore Community Association.

STAG’s aim – then as it is now – is to bring together people of similar interests and to provide a true community theatre where members can share their talents and abilities in diverse fields of performance.

Over the years we have continued to present quality productions for the enjoyment of all and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Current & Upcoming Plays

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised) (again)

This is not so much a play as it is a vaudeville show in which three charismatic, wildly ambitious performers, attempt to present ALL thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays in a single performance. They have a rudimentary concept of the stories and have imperfectly memorized a smattering of famous lines. Thus armed, the three brazenly launch into their task with an earnest focus and breakneck enthusiasm. What could possibly go wrong?

PERFORMANCES: 16th to 25th November 2023

Performance Times:

2:00pm on 19th November 2023

8:00pm on:

Thu 16th November 2023
Fri 17th November 2023
Sat 18th November 2023
Thu 23rd November 2023
Fri 24th November 2023
Sat 25th November 2023

Ticket prices per play

Adult $25
Concession/Child $20

Book Tickets


Subscribers pre-book tickets for two, three or four plays at the beginning of the season and receive a 25% discount. Subscriber rates:

2 plays $37.50 ($30.00 concession)
3 plays $56.25 ($45.00 concession)
4 plays $75.00 ($60.00 concession)


Purchase Annual Membership

Annual member to STAG provides subscription to the STAG Rag, voting rights at the AGM, covers insurance when working on productions, and gives you exclusive access to other member events. This also entitles you to stand for committee positions after holding membership for one full year.

Become a Member

Latest News

Our 2023 Committee

We have a new committee! Last night, Tuesday 11 April 2023, at the Annual General Meeting of the Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group, the new committee for 2023 was elected.   We are pleased to announce the following appointments: President: George Benca Vice-President: Barbara Sapwell Treasurer: Brian Edmond Secretary: Barbara Sapwell General Committee Members: Luke Smith, Gail Armstrong, Veronica Hanneberry and Vlad Grisinski You may have noticed that our long standing Secretary Veronica Hanneberry has retired from the role.  We wish to express our thanks for the many hours of work that Veronica has given to STAG over the years and are…

Notice of Annual General Meeting – 11th April 2023

An essential part of any theatre is having a committee working towards the operation and ability to present high quality, entertaining, diverse and relevant theatre for our audience. It’s that time of the year when we put a call out to our friends to join STAG in our endeavours to achieve this.  Please consider being part of our exciting little family and help us to continue being able to provide a stage to achieve this. Notice of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG) Inc will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2023…