HARBOUR THEATRE is apparently keen on a return to Fremantle.
The troupe shifted to Mosman Park last year when Fremantle council sold its temporary home at Port Cineaste, but we hear technical issues with the Camelot Theatre have Harbour itching to return to the port city.
One possible option is the old Queensgate cinema, dependent on what happens with Sirona Capital’s hopes of redeveloping the site for a government department.
“We’re always in discussion with the council to find a space,” Harbour president Rob Tagliaferri told the Herald, saying Camelot was also a bit far from the amateur company’s traditional audience base.
“We’ll know by the end of this year whether the department is moving in.”
Sirona is anxious to secure an anchor tenant to kickstart the development, which is holding up the $220 million revitalisation of Kings Square. The company submitted an expression of interest when the Barnett government advertised for 20,000sqm of office space in August, but faces competition from cashed-up developer Gerard O’Brien who’s hoping to secure the department for a multi-storey redevelopment of the Woolstores Shopping Centre site.
by JESSICA COCKERILL