Outward looking and committed to both providing broader opportunities for our own students as well as honouring our role as a community citizen, the Hoskins Centre has formal partnerships with a number of organisations from local to national level.
Armidale Drama and Musical Society – ADMS
Armidale Drama & Musical Society (ADMS) first came together in 1922 and was active until the war years. Reformed in 1963, they have been producing musicals and plays continuously since. On the 15th September, 2010 the Armidale and District Musical Society and The Armidale Playhouse formed into one theatre group. The Armidale Drama and Musical Society.
The combining of the old Armidale Playhouse and the Musical Society has enabled members to concentrate their efforts to provide a varied program of high-quality amateur theatre for the people of Armidale. The ADMS endeavours to present at least 3 or 4 productions a year. At least one of these shows is always a Musical. ADMS also annually produce a play and a collection of readings and short plays each year as well. The ADMS is a vibrant and dynamic organisation we welcome anyone who is interested to contact us at the above website.
Opera New England – ONE
Opera New England (ONE) is a not-for-profit incorporated association whose principal objective is to promote and produce opera in the New England Region. Members of association include experienced well known and respected local and national identities with a passion for bringing high quality performing arts to our region. The Armidale and the New England Region is fortunate to benefit from the enterprise of a number of individuals with passion to bring opera ‘to the sticks’. ONE sees a tremendous opportunity to offer high quality and completely live opera productions to audiences in regional NSW supported by our outstanding local musicians. Armidale theatre under the direction of national identity George Torbay and Bruce Menzies has staged performances to rival professional capital city productions including Titanic – The Musical, Blood Brothers – The Play and the critically acclaimed production of The Hatpin.
A unique and exciting feature of ONE is the involvement of current singers or recent graduates from conservatoriums or universities. This offers a unique opportunity to develop and showcase their talent whilst also providing exposure of quality productions to the local regional community. Productions are under the creative direction of George Torbay and conducted by Bruce Menzies. ONE’s previous production are Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Puccini’s La Boheme.
Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society Armidale Inc. – ADFAS
ADFAS Armidale provides for its members and guests a program of ten illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields.
Lectures are held monthly from February to November at The TAS Hoskins Centre or the TAS Memorial Hall on a Thursday evening from 6pm to 7pm followed by supper. Check our web page for dates. Guests are most welcome and a $25 fee applies. Students $5 per lecture. More details on our webpage or Contact ADFAS.