What's On


For over 50 years, Sunnybank Theatre Group has been entertaining folks with a variety of popular musicals, farces, dramas and sitcom adaptations. Now, we’re trying something a little bit different.

October will see the first iteration of the Non-Canonical project; a sub-theatre group with the aim of reaching a new audience and deviating from the regular main-stage shows we do at STG.  Heck, we might not even use the stage at all! Non-Canonical (related to but different from the main program, or ‘canon,’) is a way of exploring and playing with creative new ideas from local artists, from theatre in the round, open mic nights or even a night of interpretive dance.

With any movement, baby steps are required to start off with, so for our first outing, we’ll be doing a series of play-readings by young Australian writers.

In Bananas by David Searston  (12 October) a once-successful playwright returns to amateur theatre. His latest offering could propel him back to stardom, but only if his actors don’t kill each other first, and the director stops drinking long enough to do their job!

Welcome To ‘Verse by Nate Young (19 October) explores a fantastical parallel world of science fiction and fantasy not unlike our own. Where news teams trivialise the impending robot apocalypse, the perfect political assassin is not what they appear to be, and vampires and werewolves go to marriage counselling!

Hang out with us, as we give you a first hand look at the developmental process in putting on a show, be a part of the test audience and engage with the writers in an exclusive Q&A session!

Doors open at 6, no need to book just rock up, and you can even join us for a few cheeky drinks afterwards.

Oh yes, did we mention it’s FREE?

Shirley Valentine


Every so often a mini-legend is born. We see a play or movie and it somehow resonates and becomes a symbol of something magic, something moving, something memorable and something very meaningful. Such is Shirley Valentine. Shirley is a very very ordinary Midlands housewife, taken for granted by her husband and children. She is not particularly happy or unhappy, but she realizes that she has a very little life. And so, an opportunity to travel presents itself, and after some initial reluctance, Shirley embraces the opportunity and that becomes the modern-day legend of Shirley.  This delightful one-woman show is full of laughter and tears, fun and sadness, and teaches us all a lesson.

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre during the run of this romantic comedy-drama.

Performance Dates:


Friday 22 November 7.30pm

Saturday 23 November 2pm and 7.30pm

Sunday 24 November 2pm

Friday 29 November 7.30pm

Saturday 30 November 2pm and 7.30pm

Saturday 7 December 2pm and 7.30pm


14 Mains Road, Sunnybank

Theatre Phone: (07) 3345 3964    (To message-bank when not staffed)

Senior Theatre




Old stars still shine, so come shine with us!

Research shows that participating in drama activities has a positive effect on mental health, and it is a great way to meet people and have fun.

So join us to explore your creativity, keep your brain and body active; gain confidence and communication skills and learn something new. We will explore the elements of drama through games, readings, play building and performing, and work towards a public performance.

No prior acting experience is needed.

The workshops are run by Nerida Day, an experienced drama teacher, performer, and director.

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring along a water bottle and a mug for morning tea.

All class participants must become members of Sunnybank Theatre Group Inc.

Click here for more info


14 Mains Road, Sunnybank

Theatre Phone: (07) 3345 3964    (To message-bank when not staffed)

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