Our 2022 AGM!

We shared and celebrated our achievements over the last year at the North Shore Theatre and Arts Trust Annual General Meeting last week.

Despite Covid, we hosted over 150 performances in the theatre and created 200 hours of online content when the theatre was closed. We also completed the 75-month project to design, fund, and build our new courtyard canopy.

Board Chair Peter Burn thanked the staff, volunteers, and hirers for their perseverance and dedication to keeping The PumpHouse going through trying times.

Retiring Board Member Emma Poyner was honoured with life membership of the Trust. After a career in law, and 13 years as a Trust Board member, Emma is embarking on a new journey and training as a secondary school teacher.

Peter Burn with Emma Poyner


The meeting closed with a talk from noted author and Devonport local, Tessa Duder. Tessa was involved in the early PumpHouse committees and shared her memories of PumpHouse picnics, restoring the theatre, and the secrets of just what is inside the iconic chimney to this day!

Peter Burn with Tessa Duder

Below is a summary of some of our key results for the year – we’re looking forward to bigger and better things in 2023!

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