Cummins Theatre is a heritage-listed theatre located in the Wheatbelt town of Merredin, approximately 257kms east of Perth. The Theatre has been a proud fixture in Merredin’s cultural programming since it was relocated to the town from Coolgardie in 1927. Originally a picture Theatre, Cummins Theatre was one of the first venues to show “talking” pictures in the Commonwealth, and for many years was considered state of the art in its field.
Cummins Theatre ceased operation as a movie theatre in 1966, and in 1974 became a dedicated home to the Merredin Repertory Club. The amateur Theatre Company continues to stage increasingly popular productions at the Theatre to this day, and Cummins Theatre has also welcomed the recently established Merredin Music Club to its list of patrons.
Many accomplished Australian and International acts and artists have walked the boards at Cummins Theatre over the years, including Slim Dusty, AC/DC, WASO and Lano and Woodley to name a few. Collections from our guestbooks are available for viewing at the Theatre upon request, in addition to our extensive collection of Tour posters. Informal tours may also be booked by prior arrangement with the Theatre Manager.
Today Cummins Theatre hosts a number of performing arts events, from music to dance and live theatre. The theatre is also available for private and non-commercial hire, and is a popular venue for weddings, balls, meetings, seminars and a host of other functions. If you would like any more information on any aspect of Cummins Theatre, please follow the links within this website, or feel free to contact the Theatre Manager, though the information on the contacts page.
Tickets for coming shows are available from Cummins Theatre office, Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre (Merredin) and the Merredin Shire offices.
Tickets are also available online by clicking HERE