How Patch Theatre plans to enrich Adelaide’s arts ecology

Rehearsal spaces are ‘like hens' teeth’ in Adelaide; in its new home in Kent Town, Patch Theatre aims to change that.

Patch Theatre’s new home in inner suburban Adelaide is not just an important next step for the established South Australian children’s company – it has ramifications for the sector as a whole.

Patch, which has been making professional theatre for four- to eight-year-old children and their families since 1972, recently moved into a new space in Kent Town, just outside the Adelaide CBD. 

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts