Artie Laing – A-List Entertainment
I am writing to throw my support behind the Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat. Since I joined the Entertainment industry through my father’s business some 25 years ago, I have been promiting comedy events through the venue.
We’ve presented almost every top line touring comedian at the venue over the years including: Carl Barron, Jimeoin, Arj Barker, Ross Noble, Kitty Flanagan, Danny Bhoy, The Umbilical Brothers, and Akmal. My father used the venue for acts such as Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers, and Eric Bogle.
It is always one of the Artists and my favourite theatre venues to play in the country. Its Grand Victorian design lends itself to be one of the most sought after stops on any tour by our comedians.
Not only should the theatre be saved, funding should be granted to ensure the theatre lives on well beyond our lifetimes.
Traditional things are slowly slipping past us and it is important to Ballarat and the surrounding communities that we don’t let this one go. I fear if the people of Ballarat lose their Theatre then they’ll lose performers like these names above as well.
Please SAVE HER MAJESTY’S BALLARAT.
Carl Barron – International Comedy Superstar
I am writing to throw my support behind Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat. I have been coming to the theatre since my first tour of Victoria back in 2000.
It is one of my favourite Grand Victorian Theatres in the country. It has that old Historic feeling to it which many new theatres simply cannot replicate. The venue is always on my radar when planning my tours and I always look forward to performing there every time. It invokes a certain spirit that very few Theatres can generate which is why I chose to film my second DVD there ‘’Whatever Comes Next’.
On my last visit to Ballarat, I performed three sell-out shows at the venue taking my total to now 10 performances there.
Traditional things are slowly slipping past us and it’s important to Ballarat and the surrounding community that we don’t let this one go. – I fear if the people of Ballarat lose their Theatre then they‘ll lose performers like myself as well.
Please SAVE HER MAJESTY’S BALLARAT