Additional acting opportunities at the Arts Theatre Cronulla.


Bareboards began in late 2010 as a way to provide members with additional acting opportunities in addition to our mainstream plays. Not all members have the time to dedicate to a mainstream play, which is about 5 months. There are those times when members are just not right for the parts available, so it can be a long time between gigs.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for members to view interesting work, get involved in smaller productions as techies, stage managers, actors and to present their own works as writers and directors.


Bareboards is open to all ATC members with all levels of experience. Non-financial members are also welcome to submit their plays or register their interest to direct or act, however if chosen, you will be required to become a financial member of the Arts Theatre Cronulla. The membership fee is $25. Payable once your involvement is confirmed.


2010 - Bareboards put on a 5-day run of "Shoehorn Sonata", which was a huge success.

2015 - Bareboards launched the "Voices Project", a complete performance of eight 10 minute plays all written and performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members, to much acclaim.

2016 - Bareboards upped the ante by performing 4 x half-hour plays, all written and performed by members, in the project titled "Half and Half", performed in September 2016. 

2017 - Bareboards presented a 4-night run of the one man play 'I Am My Own Wife' by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Wright received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work.

2018 - Bareboards presented "PLAYtime" - a selection of 6 original, short plays written, directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.


2019 - Bareboards presented "Time to Shine" - 3 original short plays, each under 30 minutes in length, written, directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.

2021 - Bareboards presented staged, script-in-hand performances of 2 full-length plays; "Murder For The Asking" written by Derek Benfield/adapted by Neil Moulang & David Williamson's "Face To Face". All performances directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.

2022 - Bareboards presents "Plays For All Seasons" - 6 original short plays, 15-30 minutes in length & "Plays In The Spotlight" - 3 original short plays, 30 minutes in length, all written, directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.