About Us

About Us

The Independent Theatre Association WA (Inc.) is the state network for community theatre presenters and people involved in regional and metropolitan community theatre. We support and promote our membership and actively participate in the development of community theatre throughout WA.


  • Provide a network of resources and communication for members in the development of community theatre.
  • Further the development of community theatre, audiences and theatre.
  • Provide an avenue for communication between clubs, that stimulates the development of community theatre.
  • Provide professional development opportunities.
  • Fundraise to support the development of community theatre.

We convene:

The Robert Finley Awards
The premiere awards night for Western Australian amateur theatre. Finley Awards are given annually to what is judged to be the best theatrical production in that year by an amateur group.
Dramafest allows performers, directors, producers and technical crew to come together to produce works between 20-50 minutes in length in a friendly competition that is enjoyed by audiences.
Youthfest is similar to Dramafest, but has been restricted to under 18s so that schools and youth groups can stimulate interest in theatre arts in our younger generation.

Membership includes:

  • Full access to the complete functionality of footlights.ita.org.au
  • Monthly newsletter.
  • Ability to enter The Robert Finley Award competition.
  • Access to discounted insurances.
  • Ability to host Dramafest or Youthfest.
  • Workshops and Courses at a discounted rate.
  • Listing of events included in newsletter.
  • Promoting events on the ITA Facebook page.
  • Club listing on ita.org.au including; technical specifications, programming policy and a link to your website.
  • Advocacy in selected arenas.
  • Ability to attend the Community Theatre Network Conference at a discounted rate.

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