Blue theatre in the black

Risk-taker: producer Susannah Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d407666
Risk-taker: producer Susannah Day. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d407666

The independent Northbridge institute, which humbly opened in 1989 as a handful of actors wanting to put on shows, welcomed more than 4500 audience members in three months, achieving its highest average capacity attendance of 86 per cent across its seven season run.

‘We’re really finding our feet and development in terms of social media,’ Ms Day said.

‘Also, they were six great shows ” they took risks and most were very solid scripts. I think people truly appreciate great writing and seeing honesty on stage.’

The theatre has expanded over time, originally taking up a small section of its quarters in the Perth Cultural Centre and now filling the entire building, aside from one office. It has two stages, the main space and a studio, plus a bar.

‘Blue Room has a very long history in the industry and people really respect what we do and respect that we take risks,’ Ms Day said.