Port Hedland’s Matt Dann Theatre nominated for Western Australian Presenter of the Year award

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
The Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema received a $265,782 funding boost from the Royalties for Regions Regional Venues Improvement Fund last week. Town of Port Hedland.
Camera IconThe Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema received a $265,782 funding boost from the Royalties for Regions Regional Venues Improvement Fund last week. Town of Port Hedland. Credit: Supplied/Town of Port Hedland/Town of Port Hedland

Port Hedland’s Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema has been nominated for a top industry award for its diverse program of events and its resilience during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The theatre, located at the Hedland Senior High School, has been nominated for CiruitWests’ Pinancle Performing Arts Awards under the Western Australian Presenter of the Year category.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Peter Carter said the nomination reflected the positive impact the Matt Dann has in the community.

“After a tough few years for creative industries, the Matt Dann stands strong as a vibrant venue dedicated to offering live performances, films and workshops for all ages to enjoy throughout the year,” he said.

“This Presenter of the Year award nomination is made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Town’s employees, who have helped bring shows such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, Mama Stitch and so much more to the local stage.”

Mr Carter said the venue also provided support to cultivate the growth of grassroots performing arts in the town, particularly through supporting the endeavours of Hedland Amateur Theatre.

“I’m pleased the Town continues to deliver on the outcomes of the Arts and Culture Strategy, including building a reputation as a place for makers and creators and amplifying local stories,’ he said.

“Congratulations to the Town’s Matt Dann and Community Development Teams on the nomination - I look forward to finding out which venue wins the award later in the year.”

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