New regional theatre gets $3.3M green light

The Borderville Studio Theatre will expand the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ existing headquarters with a custom-built performance space for circus arts.
A man wearing glasses smiles as three young jugglers throw their clubs around him.

A $3.3 million investment from the NSW Government’s Creative Capital fund will support the construction of a new 100-seat studio theatre in Albury.

Announced today by NSW Minister for Regional Youth and the Arts, the Hon. Ben Franklin MP, together with the Member for Albury Justin Clancy, the Borderville Studio Theatre will be located within the current Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) site in South Albury.

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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