In 1974 the Merredin Shire Council purchased the Cummins Theatre for the use of the Merredin Repertory Club. Cummins has been home to the Repertory Club ever since and they continue to stage productions at the Theatre to this day.
Members of the MRC come from all walks of life; farmers, health workers, train drivers, government workers, bank officers, self-employed, hospitality, homemakers, students, and many more. The main defining feature of the MRC members is that they all have a great love of the theatre and want to share that love and enjoyment with the greater Merredin Community.
At present the MRC stages two productions a year; a mid-year show in June/July and an end of year show in November/December. Open auditions are held prior to each production season and anyone is welcome to audition whether it be for a leading, supporting, or ensemble role.