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Fire Station Theatre, 3 Cargill Street, Mosgiel


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29-30 January 2022

The Challenge

Have you ever wanted to write or act in a play but just not found the time to do it? Why not spend less time doing it? No experience ... no worries!

During the 48 hour Theatre Challenge, teams must work to present a short 5-15 minute play over the course of just two days.

Teams will meet at 10am Saturday 29th January at the Fire Station Theatre and will be given three features to incorporate into the play that they make. Over the next two days, teams will script or devise a performance, rehearse and finally perform their work starting at 6pm on Sunday evening.

Optional Meet-Up | Friday 28th January

There will be an optional meet up from 6-7pm on Friday, 28th January. This will be an opportunity to meet some of the people who you will be spending your weekend with and to learn about how to approach the challenge if you have never done it before.

Entry Information

Entries are open to members of the Taieri Dramatic Society and there is no cost to enter. If you are not a member you can join for a cost of $10 for 12 months.

Teams can consist of up to 5 people (although we recommend 3 people as being the easiest team size) and participants can be aged from 12 up. If you have a team, that’s great, but if you don’t then we’ll get you into a team at the meet-up or on the day. There are limited spaces so get in quickly!


Please note that this year we will be requiring vaccination passes.


To enter email us your name, contact number. and put 48 hour Theatre Challenge in the subject line

"Have been looking forward to a repeat of the last 48 hr Theatre Challenge ...  it was such a blast ... I loved how the young were happy to interact with a few of us older ones ... this was not something I have ever done before so it was stepping right out of my comfort zone ... but what a laugh it was ... 
so will be joining the 2021 challenge ...." H.E.

"Went along to the 48 Hour Theatre Challenge having no idea where to start or what to do! We were told there would be help available if needed. I was put in a team that included a person with knowledge on writing plays. Phew! It was a lot of fun and plenty of laughs creating a play. I'm certainly looking forward to doing the challenge again." B.H.