Say G’day to Stephanie, whose owned Witches in Britches since 1990. Stephanie took over the venue 30 years ago, but they’ve got a long history serving their local community from as far back as 1970.
Although the venue’s owners have changed hands, they’re proud to still be a family run business that provides fantastic entertainment and fabulous food to their locals.
The venue’s got a pretty storied history, hosting many, many shows during their lifetime. Back in 2006 a fire ravaged their foyer area during a show and made its way into the theatre, decimating the ground floor of the building. They refused to give up, and after a year of rebuilding they came back stronger than ever.
Since they host live theatre performed while you eat a delicious dinner, Victoria’s restrictions meant that they were legally unable to open. They’ve had to refund all their customers, but Stephanie says the worst part has been the uncertainty of not knowing when they can reopen, but that serving their customers is their number one priority when they’re able to open again.
They give back to their local community in many ways, including sport sponsorships and raffle prize donations, and also provide free tickets to some of their locals.
Their shows rely heavily on audience participation, which Stephanie thinks will sadly have to change when they reopen to ensure they can safely entertain all their customers. However, when they reopen it’ll be with a whole new show, which the whole team is super keen to present.
Give yourself a break and treat yourself to a night of live theatre and fabulous food if you’re in Victoria!