KADS is about community

KADS was formally established in 1969 and has grown from its early beginnings to become an iconic part of the City of Kalamunda's rich cultural heritage. 

Our aims are many...
To engage and inspire, to entertain and to produce original works, to train and support a new generation of actors as they discover the craft, to promote theatre to our community, and most of all to HAVE FUN!

KADS is coordinated and run by a group of dedicated volunteers...

2020 Executive Committee 







Publicity & Marketing:

Box Office:

Front of House:






Ken Harris

Fi Livings
Anita Bound
Lesley Broughton



Holly Locke

Fi Livings
Les Marshall

Tony Shelsher

Karen Woodcock
Ken Harris
Liliana Jarvis
Mark Ramsey

And it's our community of KADS members who are the heart of the club and support us by attending plays and working behind the scenes to help stage the "magic" that is community theatre...

KADS Theatre

From church to ambulance depot to performance venue, KADS Town Square Theatre has had a long history...

  • Kalamunda Dramatic Society was formed in 1969 and initially operated out of members' homes and then the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall

  • The building was built as St Barnabas church in 1926 to replace the original 1911 weatherboard structure on the site

  • Deconsecrated in 1963, it then became the St John Ambulance Depot

  • The building was acquired in 1977 by the Shire of Kalamunda

  • It was first used by KADS in 1981 to stage a production of the mystery classic "Gaslight"

  • And it's been our theatre home ever since...

  • KADS Town Square Theatre seats 58 patrons in raked seating, and every seat has an excellent view of the stage in this intimate performance space

  • The licensed foyer bar serves snacks and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Our large covered verandah and courtyard are perfect for enjoying a relaxing pre-show or interval drink

  • Please note that the theatre is owned by the City of Kalamunda and is currently not wheelchair accessible

  • We now accept Companion Cards

KADS is in the heart of the famous Kalamunda Markets...

The Town Square Theatre is centrally located in the middle of the Kalamunda Markets, which are held on the first Saturday morning of every month throughout the year. Why not browse the great craft stalls and artisan products for that hard to find present, then stop in at KADS for a warming snack and drink? We're serving delicious hot soup, pies and sausage rolls straight from the oven, cakes and doughnuts, water, soft drinks and the cheapest teas and coffees at the Markets!
And all proceeds support KADS community theatre performances...