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Welcome to CHATS

CHATS is a Coffs Harbour based amateur theatrical society.

Our mission statement is "Community Theatre for everybody!"

Coffs Harbour Amateur Theatrical Society (CHATS)


Educating Rita  21 - 30 July 23 

Educating Rita is a dramatic comedy play written by Willy Russell surrounding a twenty six year old working class woman Rita White, on a quest to achieve education, respect and a sense of “what it’s like to be free”, her dream is  aided by her sarcastic, cynical middle class English tutor Frank. The play deals with everyday issues and this undoubtedly is where the charm of Educating Rita lays. Class, change, and education are the main themes of the play but darker undercurrents of Love and even suicide are somewhat present. The play’s genius is the interaction between Frank and Rita; the teacher and  student.  

1983 film version

Directed byDee Tune

...with Rebecca Pakes as 'Rita'
and James Patterson as 'Frank'

Performance dates

    Season   July 21 - July 30, 2023
Friday      July 21  - opening night
Saturday July 22  - matinee & evening
Sunday    July 23  - matinee
Wed         July 26  - evening
Friday      July 28  - evening
Saturday July 29  - matinee & evening
Sunday    July 30  - matinee
Stage Whispers Courses

Below is a link to a Stage Whispers  directory that details a wide variety of training opportunities across Australia for aspiring young (and old) actors to gain more experience and hone their talents. It is a fantastic resource and anyone looking to do more theatre is strongly encouraged to take a look!

Working With Children Checks

During the course of some productions, you may have to work onstage alongside younger children. As a precaution, we will be requesting that people in such a position please aquire a NSW working with children check from the link below, to ensure the safety and peace of mind of all involved.

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