In November 1998 Six people met in the Community Hall at Glenore Grove to talk about the options of starting a Theatre Company in Laidley.
After sending out flyers etc, another meeting was held in the Uniting Church Hall in Laidley in May 1998 at which approx. 20 people attended. At this meeting a committee was formed and so Laidley Performing Arts prepared for their first performance, which was HOW THE WEST WAS WARPED, this performance was put at Laidley Cultural Centre.
The company held their rehearsals in the Uniting Church Hall Laidley. Gillian Carpenter was our first Director. The company also did a performance in the Uniting Church Hall.
Eventually the company moved to Laidley Cultural Centre. When Gatton and Laidley Shire Councils amalgamated, and the name was changed to LOCKYER REGIONAL PERFOFMING ARTS. Some years later the company become an Not For Profit incorporated entity. Over the years the company has produced up to three show a year including musicals, comedies, dramas, classics and melodramas.
The Puddle Jumpers theatre company was formed by Godfrey Bathurst (Director, set designer and builder). This arm of the company caters for children and young adults in developing their stage skills and confidence in performance.
A List of some of our productions include: