The Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company Inc.
39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale VIC 3140


coming soon

The Vicar of Dibley
A comedy by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter
Directed by Loretta Bishop
4 March to 21 March 2015
Matinee: Sunday, 8 March and Sunday, 15 March
More information and booking details

Upcoming productions:
Secret Bridesmaids' Business (2015/2)
Daddy's Dyin ... Who's Got the Will? (2015/3)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2015/4)


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The Lilydale Athenaeum

From 1888 onwards the people of Lilydale have constantly re-invented the Athenaeum building to fit in with the community's ever changing needs. As a result it has been a Mechanics' Institute, a library, a community hall, a performance stage, a lecture hall, a place of worship, a meeting room, a cinema, an indoor sports stadium, a roller skating rink, a military drill hall, a work room, a venue for political forums, a polling booth, a ballroom, a concert hall and even a museum.

Since 1975 it has been the home of the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company, regarded as one of Victoria's best non-professional drama companies.

ATC Christmas Party
1 December 2014

If you are a volunteer or friend of the ATC, join us at the Theatre on Sunday 14 December between 2 and 4 pm.

Drinks and nibbles provided - and a special announcement about ATC Life Memberships at 2.30pm! See you there...

New seats!
1 July 2014

In February this year the old (and uncomfortable) auditorium seating was removed and brand new seating installed.

After a trial during the first season (Double Act) some further adjustment of seat spacing was needed. This was completed before the last season opened (Twelve Angry Men).

The new seats have been a winner with our audiences and more than justify their considerable cost.

To help offset some of this expense we are inviting subscribers to 'sponsor a seat' for a donation of $50. Donors' names are displayed on an honour board in the foyer.

Online booking is here!
14 December 2013

The theatre's new SABO online booking system is up and running!

Tickets for individual shows can be booked here

To establish a NEW ongoing season ticket arrangement download and print this form and mail, fax or drop it in to the theatre office (open Mon, Tue and Fri from 10am to 2pm)

Volunteers wanted!

We are looking for new Front of House volunteers. Please see the volunteers page for more information.

Are you interested in performing with the ATC? Check our auditions page for details of any upcoming auditions.

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Lilydale Icon three volumes Lilydale Icon three deluxe volumes
A monumental three-volume encyclopaedia that details the complete history of Lilydale’s most important heritage building, ‘The Athenaeum’...More...

Diana Trask and the Athenaeum
by Kevin Trask, Director of Fawlty Towers

"....Diana's first singing appearance onstage was at The Lilydale Athenaeum Hall in 1951....." [see full article]

Rochford Winery Partnership

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The Lilydale ATC is proud of its partnership with the Rochford Winery in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

Some of Rochford's fine wines are served to patrons, free of charge, after showtime.

Experience Rochford - wine, restaurant, Concerts, 4WD track, hot air ballooning - become a Rochford Club member..

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