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A hub for performing arts in Hastings

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Billy Lids Theatre Company is a children’s theatre company based in Hastings which provides training in musical theatre, dance, singing and acting for children and teenagers. It is the passion project of Annette Precht who wants to give children access to quality performing arts training and skills development.

The company opened in 2011 and students have been involved in school productions, amateur musicals, TV commercials and films.

In August they opened their new studio facilities at the Mornington Peninsula Performing Arts Centre on Frankston–Flinders Road in Hastings.

The new facilities give the company a number of rehearsal studios, music and vocal rehearsal rooms and dedicated office space. It equips this fast-growing company with everything they need to grow and develop as a hub for performing arts training in the region.

“The support I’ve had from the Hastings community to get the new studio up and running has been fantastic. I’ve had parents arrive to help me paint, and our local Bendigo Bank branch have been amazing with their support.”

Billy Lids is a place where children can make new friends and have fun while singing, dancing and learning valuable life and performance skills. The skills and confidence they get helps them in all aspects of their lives.

“We hope to encourage and inspire young people to pursue their dreams of working in the theatre industry as well as to provide many opportunities for personal growth,” says Annette.

The company has grown steadily since it opened and offers arrange of classes and activities for children, teenagers and now adults too.

The Billy Lids team are currently rehearsing for their spectacular annual production of The Lion King.

For more information visit: http://billylidstheatre.com.au/

Or follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/billylidstheatre/

Written by: Daz

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