A THRIVING multipurpose performance space based in Drysdale, the Potato Shed plays a crucial role in connecting the local community, as well as local high schools Bellarine Secondary College and St Ignatius, to all forms of the performing arts.
Resident theatre company Theatre 3triple2 developed at the shed as a way for members of the local community to remain engaged in and with live performing.
From the annual Winter Solstice and 12 x 12 Plays to Theatre 3triple2 for Kids, the Potato Shed has championed Theatre 3triple2 and the role that performing arts plays in local community health.
In addition to being the home of a number of smaller performing arts groups such as the Bellarine Jongleurs and dance troupe Bella-esque, the shed has presented an exceptional performing arts program for the past 15 years that features some of the best touring shows in Australia.
The 2022 theatre season launch is on Wednesday 2 February, with the season opening on Sunday 6 February, with Sing a Song of Sixpence. The 2022 Season features new shows, returning-by-popular-demand shows, Covid-19 postponed shows, the ever-popular Morning Showtime shows and Spookfest for the young and young-at-heart.
Richard Stubbs, Kutcha Edwards, Moira Finucane, Jude Perl, Peter Sullivan and perennial Potato Shed favourite Issi Dye are just some of the performers booked for 2022. Shows include Mother & Son, Dahnlin’ its Jeanne Little and Margaret Fulton the Musical.
With a mix of cabaret, theatre, music and comedy, the Potato Shed will be your go-to for all things arts on the Bellarine.
Before the main theatre season opens, and to celebrate the return of live performances, the Potato Shed will christen the new outdoor stage with the unveiling of the inaugural Summer Series on Friday 7 January, 2022.
Featuring Friday Night Flicks, January School Holiday Shows, Live ‘n’ Local Saturday night music and Sunday Gigs for Kids, the Potato Shed have programmed a summer of fun on the outdoor stage for all ages to enjoy.
Highlights include Theatre 3Triple2 school holiday show Little Red Riding Hood; the Mik Maks, Dazzling Dan the Magic Man and Anna Lumb (Super Amazing Giant Girl); Live ‘n’ Local featuring the best in local indy bands;
Kate Daley who will have you singing at the top of your lungs to the songs of Fleetwood Mac; Damon Smith (Sunrising: the Songs that Made Memphis, Mental as Everything) will bring the blues and The Glitter Gang will celebrate the start of their 30th Anniversary at Summer Series.
The new bar will be open over the season, the new ticket booth will be in operation and the stage is ready to host everything from movies to magic. A strong Covid-19 plan is in place to ensure you will be able to enjoy what we have on offer throughout 2022 and beyond.
Follow the Potato Shed on Facebook and Instagram at @potatosheddrysdale.
The Potato Shed is located at 29-41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. To book tickets, phone, 5251 1998 or visit geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed