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Ballarat National Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Bennet's Bride

Mr Bennet's Bride

Have you ever wondered how a couple like Mr and Mrs Bennet ended up wed?

This is the story of how it all began.

The young Mr Bennet is under pressure to find a suitable bride, but his refusal to play by the rules sets in motion a series of events that are both comic and moving.

A Pride and Prejudice Prequel.

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Monologue Karaoke

Monologue Karaoke

It's like karaoke, but for theatre!
Join us the third Wednesday of every month at Volta from 7pm.
Got an audition piece you want to keep fresh? Want to perform but don't have time for a full season of rehearsals? Want to meet other members of your theatre community?
All performance levels are welcome.
Learn something by heart or read from your phone.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country

We are located in Ballarat, where the Traditional Owners of the land are the Wadawurrung people. The Wadawurrung are part of the Kulin Nation, the longest living and continuous culture on our planet. In the spirit of reconciliation, we give our deepest respect to Australia’s First Nationals Peoples, their histories, their stories, their resilience, their connection to culture and land. We gladly pay our respects to the wisdom of their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty of this land was never ceded.

Visit https://www.wadawurrung.org.au for more information. Background artwork by local artist Tarni Jarvis – Kurrong Kalat https://kurrongkalat.myshopify.com The artwork combines traditional symbolism, modern colour and influences. It was inspired by the local mountain ranges that surround the Central Highlands region. The curve symbol is similar to traditional symbols and is used in this work to symbolise mountain ranges. The colours and dots are modern influences on the artwork.
Persuasion

Persuasion

Podcast fans – you asked for it and here it is - a dramatic reading of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion!

The director of our Webby Award Honouree podcast Pride and Prejudice is excited to bring you BNT’s next podcast. Apply to join the crew of Persuasion Podcast here.

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BNT Merchandise is Here

BNT Merchandise is Here

Have a look at the new BNT merchandise on Red Bubble.

Purchases support Ballarat National Theatre with a percentage of the purchase price going to the organisation.

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COVIDSafe Information

BNT and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event.

Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the venue's conditions of entry, including all relevant COVID-19 protocols, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption.

This Code of Conduct is designed to explain Ballarat National Theatre’s expectations as to how members and volunteers must conduct themselves while involved in the activities of the company. By following this Code of Conduct your reputation and the reputation of Ballarat National Theatre will be protected.

The goal of this Code of Conduct is to ensure that all members and volunteers are treated equally and with respect, in a safe and enjoyable environment and that all persons contributing to the success of Ballarat National Theatre act with dignity, honesty and integrity.

Every member and volunteer of Ballarat National Theatre is expected to perform her/his role in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

  • Treat everyone with dignity and courtesy; we are all in this together
  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others
  • Refrain from any behaviour which may bring Ballarat National Theatre into disrepute
  • Abide with the code of conduct and/or conditions of use of the venue being used.
  • Participate for the enjoyment you will receive
  • Take reasonable care at all times so your actions do not risk your health and safety or that of others
  • Illegal drugs are not to be consumed by members or volunteers while performing duties with Ballarat National Theatre.
  • Alcohol may be consumed to the extent it does not affect the comfort, safety or performance of any member or volunteer nor harm the reputation of Ballarat National Theatre.
  • Anyone exhibiting signs of being intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, or an illegal or prohibited drug will be prevented from commencing, recommencing or continuing their activity.

 

Ballarat National Theatre will not tolerate discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying. Members and volunteers are expected to respect the rights, dignity and worth of others regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background or religion or of their physical or psychological disabilities.

Ballarat National Theatre requires that anyone working with children on their behalf will have passed a Victorian Working with Children Check or will have immediately applied for a Check once their involvement with BNT and children has been confirmed. Proof of application is to be supplied to the BNT Board. Anyone is defined as every person over the age of 18 years of age and includes parents of other children who are present for their own children’s supervision.

This document is not designed to be exhaustive, but all involved in Ballarat National Theatre activities are expected to uphold both the letter and spirit of the Code.

Failure to comply with the Ballarat National Theatre Code of Conduct, may result in the cancelation of your membership and/or your further involvement in the theatre and its associated events.

Grievance Procedure
If anyone feels they have been discriminated against, bullied or harassed in any way they should immediately contact the President of the Board for immediate and confidential assistance.

The management of Ballarat National Theatre is committed to uphold both the letter and spirit of this Code and the mediation and resolution of any grievance in an expeditious manner. Where it is not possible to resolve the dispute within the BNT organisation, it will be referred to the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.

 

With thanks to the Bendigo Theatre Company on whose code ours is based

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