FREMANTLE mayor Brad Pettitt has opened the door to Harbour Theatre moving into Victoria Hall.
The amateur hams’ council-owned digs at the Port Cineaste building in Adelaide Street are being sold to Malaysian developer Maha.
Dr Pettitt said the council would ensure the theatre stayed in town, saying the extensively renovated hall is an option.
Harbour is also eying off the empty energy museum on Parry Street owned by Western Power. It has been vacant for two years.
Director Nicola Bond says the troupe is fed up with “being shunted from pillar to post” and without a promise of certainty, the company might just call it a day.
“It would be the fourth time we’ve had to move in our entire history, so where-ever we go from here we want it to be permanent,” she says.
“Vic Hall would be good, but that is in the hands of the council.”
Labor candidate for Fremantle Simone McGurk says a Mark McGowan government will commit $50,000 to help Harbour relocate.
by BRENDAN FOSTER