77 on Sanford
Southern Edge Arts is housed at 77 on Sanford, a youth dedicated venue jointly occupied by PCYC and SEA. Our area contains a large circus space with customized high ceiling to allow for aerial rigging, a smaller studio for dance and drama workshop, and an (even smaller) office. The move into these professional facilities in 2003 has set the foundation for SEA’s continuous growth and expansion.
In 2011 we secured funding to perform vital surgery on our beloved venue.
The installation of theatre grade drapes, along with winch lighting bars and improved seating, now enables transformation of the space into a higher-grade theatre capable of hosting a wider variety of performances. This offers audiences a great theatre experience and provides SEA members with a performance venue they can proudly inhabit for performances, showcase events, workshops and rehearsals. The upgrade also has provided a modular wooden dance floor appropriate for the health and safety of our members, as it was built to have some give in it when landed heavily upon.
We are truly thankful to our supporters in this project; namely, the Government of Western Australia, Royalties for Regions, the Great Southern Development Commission and Lotterywest. The investment in our infrastructure they have made through the granting of money for this project will have a lasting impact on our company, our members and our community. Thanks.