Woombye School of Arts
1-3 Hill Street, Woombye 4559 QLD Australia
PO Box 18 Woombye 4559 QLD
phone: 0427 066 274
School of Arts were viewed very much in the nineteenth century as worthy bodies concerned with intellectual improvement, literacy, and nourishing community life. As such they were able to claim annual subsidy from Government for the purchase of library books and for other associated costs. In 1896 there were 82 such institutions scattered throughout the colony, subsidised by the Government according to their receipts.
The small building witnessed the formation of sporting and community bodies, political associations, lobby groups, producer bodies, and hosted such entertainments, children’s concerts, debutante balls, magic lantern shows, and the very first films to be shown in Woombye – in November 1906. There were also visits of evangelists, and temperance crusaders.
The Woombye School of Arts hall has a many and varied clientele. Apart from several types of dancing, there are martial arts groups, Tai Chi, yoga, fencing, the Pastel Society, the Hibiscus society, a cavy club and calisthenics. Of course the Woombye Community Library is situated in the front of the hall.
Our hall is fortunate that we are able to maintain and improve it with funds raised from the rents. We have a small but organised committee to oversee the hall for future users.
Hirers can check out the calendar on the webpage to time their event.