Who We Are
We are a not for profit, community focused theatre and performing arts company.
Founded in 2017 we have grown from a tiny community theatre group to a thriving performing arts organisation in just a few short years.
Located in Karratha, Western Australia we are one of the most remote theatre companies in Australia and the pride ourselves on developing and showcasing the immense talent of the region.
What We Do
Create a community of arts and culture that is accessible to all community members regardless of financial status, age, experience or ability.
Provide an outlet for community members to develop performing arts skills, promote social interaction and develop a sense of belonging.
Produce professional shows, performances and projects with local talent for the enjoyment of the community and visitors to the region.
Promote community development in performing arts, local projects and artists; fostering a sustainable, inclusive and vibrant arts sector.
What We Have Achieved
Since 2017 we have:
- Produced the first ever, entirely local theatrical production at the Red Earth Arts Precinct
- Produced the first ever full scale musical production “Little Shop of Horrors” in Karratha
- Launched entertainment services, providing curated performances for local events
- Partnered with the City of Karratha and IF foundation to launch “The Creative Collective”
- Facilitated a raft of skills development opportunities for members and local residents
- Provided feature entertainment at the annual Red Earth Arts Festival
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Where We Came From
Pitter Pat Productions is the brainchild of Danielle Heaton (nee Chamberlain) who founded the company with her fiancé (now husband) Chris Heaton in 2017.
Originally from the UK where she gained extensive experience working in theatre, Danielle relocated to Karratha in 2014. Although she loved Karratha, Danielle missed the experience of performing and working in theatre and identified a significant gap in the local performing arts space for community involvement. So Danielle set about creating a theatre company, the first in Karratha since the Walkington Theatre closed in 2011.
Pitter Pat Productions first ever show “Pilbara Pan” debuted at world class Red Earth Arts Precinct in July 2018, making history as the first entirely local theatrical performance at the facility. Written by first time writer Chris Heaton, this entirely original Pantomime was a sell out success and launched Pitter Pat Productions into the spotlight as Karratha’s premier theatre company.
Co-founders Danielle and Chris Heaton
We promote diversity in all members, employees, volunteers, vendors and audiences. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.