It is with enormous sadness and regret that we confirm that the Bakehouse Theatre has closed its doors forever!!!
The building which we always leased has been sold and our new landlords want to use it for their own purposes.
Most of you already know this because we actually left the building at the end of May 2022.
It has been a huge wrench, both physically and emotionally, so we are just taking our time (at least the rest of 2022) in sorting out what our options might be.
If we decide to do anything more, we will be sure to let you know.
We did inform our whole mailing list, actors list and media list of this at the time, but I am prompted to put something on our website here because I am still receiving enquiries about hiring the theatre for Fringe 2023. Obviously this cannot happen.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists, technicians, volunteers, loyal audiences and everyone else associated with keeping us running over 25 years.
Also a big shout out to Unseen Theatre Company which has been a big part of the venue for 25 years as well.
If you have any questions, queries, comments, our email address is still the same and will not be shut down at the moment, so please feel free to contact us if you feel the urge!
Best wishes to all,
Pamela and Peter
EXCERPTS FROM SOME OF THE KIND LETTERS OF SUPPORT
So many people have been very kind to send messages of support re our closure, that I thought it would be nice to put some quotes up here:-
"I was in the audience for many Terry Pratchett plays. The Bakehouse will be missed. Thankyou for the hours of enjoyment. Things will never be the same again." Steven Hughes
"We had so many memorable evenings at the Bakehouse. Thank you!" Carol and Chris
"I am a relative ‘new comer’ to The Bakehouse, as in, I have only been attending regularly for the last 11 years....We’ve loved The Bakehouse; its top quality offerings, the fantastic actors; the staging and the wonderful intimacy that The Bakehouse stages offer. We too are very disappointed that the theatre is closing and it added a particular poignancy to our attendance at the recent A Streetcar Named Desire....Thank you so much for all the joy and fun you have brought to us at the Bakehouse Theatre. We hope to experience it and you again in the not too distant future." Helen Bowen
"Thank you both (and Dean) for your many years of stellar service to Adelaide theatre artists and theatre-goers. You are already sorely missed! Warmest regards, and greatest respect," Dr. PJ Rose
"Hopefully the initiative for offering independent theatre projects to be shared with audiences will find another home when the time is right! Wishing you all the very best!" Jo-anne Sarre - Artistic Director Ink Por Arts Inc.
"Thank you Pamela and Peter for all the wonderful theatre! I hope you will be able to find a new location. Best wishes for the future." Catherine & Mike Nolan
"Hi Pamela – so very sorry to hear that the Bakehouse is shutting its doors. I went to see A Street Car Named Desire – it was such a great production. Loved it." Helen Trepa - Adelaide Festival Centre
"Thanks for the alert-- and that last evening... last performance... was poignant indeed and truly excellent. We will be there xo" Jill Cooke
"Firstly, my condolences, but more, my THANKS! I have enjoyed many productions over the years. My query though is whether the Tortoise that was used as the Great God Om in the production of Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods” will be a sale item at the auction?" Dylan Mckeown
"I’m sorry to hear about the closing of the Bakehouse Theatre. It’s hard to find words, but I have so many incredible memories from performing there over the years. You and Peter created an affordable, safe haven for many emerging artists and companies, such as myself. We were able to be inspired, to grow, to thrive within those walls. We always knew we had your support. The closing is such an incredible loss to Adelaide and our struggling arts scene. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment, time and energy over the years. The Bakehouse has gone but will never be forgotten." Renee Gentle