Get Involved


STARS encourages and welcomes new members. The events are always fun and rewarding.

Membership of STARS entitles you to take advantage of discounted prices and advance notice of future attractions and events.

You could also contribute to the local arts by assisting STARS in staging these events - your help is always gratefully accepted.

To find out more about membership, volunteering, etc. contact STARS


“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.  All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual toward freedom” Albert Einstein.

This organisation which began as Friends of Noarlunga Theatre over 25 years ago under the leadership of Olive Reader has continued to adopt the original aims and objectives some of which  are  to promote quality live performance and art in our community and beyond and to assist in the professional development of performers and artists .

Over many years, STARS has awarded scholarships partnering with Helpmann Academy and known as the Keith Michell Awards honouring a great actor living in Australia who performed for STARS on many occasions. 

The awards were renamed STARS of Waverley Awards to ensure that talent based in the southern region had an opportunity to apply for a grant to assist in a career in the arts. See recipients on website

Over the past 4 years, by partnering with Musica Viva Equal Music programme, STARS committee has focused on providing young students with an opportunity to be involved in music tuition where otherwise it would be beyond the reach of families in a low advantaged area.   The school that will receive our funding over a 3 year period is Aldinga Primary School and every child from reception to Year 7 will have access to music and instrument tuition culminating in live performances throughout the residency.   I am very proud that these children, whose minds are so very fluid at this stage, have the opportunity to experience the joy of music and the world of the arts.

Your membership of STARS will be part of something so much bigger than attendance at our local events but in saying that, the shows are a part of the reason STARS exists.  We are a voluntary organisation and without the volunteers on the committee and members who tirelessly assist in the presentation of our events, we would not be able to participate in projects like Musica Viva Equal Music and The Big Sing McLaren Vale which we will also be supporting.

We have an ambitious programme for our year which we have named “Swinging on a STAR” and one of the main events will be a SWING concert featuring Brendan Fitzgerald Jazz Ensemble with a fringe show called ‘SWING’ THE BEAT THAT SHOOK THE WORLD.

A huge undertaking is the return of the ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in October at Tatachilla College Stadium where we expect another large and enthusiastic audience.

Programme and details of these events and more are on our website

STARS is looking for young and energetic lovers of the arts and culture to join our organisation and as parents of some of the young people that we are assisting, we urge you to consider supporting our aims and objectives mentioned above by spending $25.00 single or $40.00 a year to become a member.  Membership includes some important benefits and also enables the organisation to carry on basic administration while continuing to make a difference to many people’s lives.

Come and join us.          Carolyn Colling  Chair         Peter Colling  Membership          85964182


Download a Membership Application here (42kb pdf file).