About the Venue
Experience the ambience of this outdoor theatre right in the heart of the wheat-belt town of Beverley – just 130km east of Perth.
Within the old railway station complex the Platform Theatre is flexible, functional and family-friendly. Managed by Beverley Station Arts Inc., the usual format for our events is table and chair seating for up to 300 on the three tiered seating area, but row seating capacity could be 450-500. The iron roofed wooden stage flooring measures 8m x 4m, is elevated 90cm and extends out from the old railway station platform.
Sliding doors the length of the stage open into the backstage area which measures 10m x 5m and sits on the old platform itself. Adjacent to the backstage are the old station ‘latrines’ which have been transformed into performers’ green-room and change rooms with disabled facilities. There is truck access to platform/backstage.
Within the picturesque garden surrounds are the 1886 Railway Station and Station Master’s residence restored as an Art Gallery, Studio and Residence for the very active Artist-in-Residence programme; the old guard’s cottage converted into kitchen/kiosk; and a moveable bar for events. On site Toilets – Ladies, Mens, and Disabled.
The Beverley Station Gallery and Platform Theatre is managed by Beverley Station Arts Inc.