The site of the old Roleystone Theatre is looking a little bare at the moment, as the building was dismantled as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the theatre.
A small surprise for loving members of the theatre, the buildings roof was removed on Monday, October 11, and on October 12 the walls came down.
President of the Roleystone Theatre Bree Hartley said that it was a surprise.
“Not having the building schedule or plan for how the actual rebuild was going to happen, it was unexpected when the site was cleared so it did take us by surprise and we didn’t know it was being stripped all the way back let alone when it would happen so it was a surprise,” she said.
“We have been assured the major structural elements of the hall have been salvaged and stored at the moment for going back up as part of the rebuild.”
City of Armadale Mayor Ruth Butterfield said part of the ongoing refurbishment and redevelopment of the Roleystone Theatre, the roof and walls of the original hall required to be temporarily dismantled.
“The original materials are currently being stored on site and will be re-instated as part of the programed construction process, with the project anticipated to be completed during the 2022 calendar year,” she said.
The heritage of the Roleystone Theatre was a big part of the process for the group to get the building redeveloped, and the original building has been incorporated into the design of the refurbishment.