Annand Theatre 2020


From where the historic theatre once stood, a bold new structure has emerged – the final stage in the future growth of our school.

The new Annand Theatre will soon deliver an innovative and inspiring learning and performance space that will allow the TSS community to come together and connect like never before. A place to foster collaborative thinking, showcase positive achievements and celebrate a new level of performing arts.

Take your place in our history by making a lasting and meaningful gift to the final stage of the Annand Theatre. Your donation will be acknowledged through the allocation of a named seat plaque. A lasting legacy in honour or memory of yourself, your family or someone special. Through our interactive platform, donors have the ability to select a seat within the theatre and provide details of your preferred inscription.

If you wish to contribute to this campaign and be recognised through a named plaque, click ‘Donate Now‘ to ‘Take Your Seat’. For more information about the Annand Theatre,  contact [email protected]


* Dedicating a seat does not guarantee the allocation of that seat when attending any activity within the Annand Theatre. Your contribution is a charitable donation and does not give you legal ownership of the seat and all plaque content is subject to approval by the School.




Great schools continuously evolve. The Southport School’s outstanding facilities create an extraordinary campus which has inspired generations of pupils to immerse themselves in academic study, culture and sport to express their intellectual, creative and physical potential.

To remain at the cutting edge of boys education, a new state-of-the-art theatre has commenced construction, putting TSS at the forefront of 21st century learning.

Drawing inspiration from the original Annand Theatre, the new theatre design respects the heritage of The Southport School, while creating a distinct structure with its own character and dimensions.

Key features of the design include:

  • A 1,200 seat auditorium delivering enhanced audience sight lines
  • Transparent and expansive foyer and event spaces
  • Flexible and practical music and drama spaces for rehearsals, performances and recording
  • An intimate and relaxed amphitheatre for smaller group performances
  • High-end audio visual facilities including an active acoustic system providing cutting-edge sound technology.

Join us by contributing to this historic project, helping to make this significant vision a reality.

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Naming Opportunities

Two unique spaces that lie within the walls of the new Annand Theatre are now open for naming opportunities. By choosing to contribute to this next stage of the Annand Theatre rebirth, your name will become part of our history.


Annand Gallery – $150,000

All those who enter the new Annand Theatre will be welcomed by this expansive and grand Gallery area. Set to be become a key meeting place for all of our community, this impressive 396 square metre space will also house our memorabilia display showcasing the rich history and traditions of The Southport School.


River Room – $250,000

This modern and open space with exceptional views of the Nerang River and the Gold Coast skyline will serve as a flexible area dependent on the needs of our students. This light-filled 246 square metre space will be used for a variety of school functions, music recitals and rehearsals in addition to serving as a formal meeting place for various ceremonies and school events.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or to donate to the Annand Theatre please contact Olivia Olivia Dean by email [email protected] or phone (07) 5531 9841.

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Become a Member of the Annand Society

In honour of The Southport School’s first four Rhodes Scholars, we invite you to support this historic project by investing in the Annand Society.


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All donors will receive recognition on our website for the duration of the campaign and within subsequent issues of the Band of Brothers Magazine. A permanent Honour Board will be featured within the theatre gallery featuring the names of those who wish to donate $5000 or more as part of the Annand Society.

Some donors may wish to pledge an amount over several years. This and other giving opportunities can be confidentially discussed with Olivia Dean of the TSS Foundation. P: 07 5531 9841 E: [email protected]


With thanks to our generous donors

Annand Society

  • Douglas Murphy
  • Derek J Murphy
  • Angus Douglas
  • Gordon Douglas
  • The Holsheimer Family
  • The Clinton Family
  • Ian Robinson and Amanda Mutch
  • Paul Wood and Family
  • Peter and Heather Russell
  • Sir Michael Bromley

Community Donors

  • Colin Oxenford
  • June Westmacott
  • Diana Yu Zheng
  • Lauren Frith
  • Haydn Chambers
  • David and Julienne Thomas
  • Samuel A Staines
  • Mrs J Douglass
  • Alex Gregory Madge
  • Joseph Welch
  • Kristyn Hailey
  • Prof Ainslie Sheil
  • Kurt Dalton
  • Erin Craig
  • Vivian Milligan

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The Foundation has evolved to where it now stands – at the very heart of The Southport School.

Formed in 1986, The Southport School Foundation aims to preserve and enrich the ideals already established by the school in two principal areas:

  • To make a total commitment to those ideals by constant support of them in the written and spoken word and by leadership in the schools community affairs
  • To gather sufficient financial resources to enable the realisation of the schools building and scholarship programs

Under the direction of its first Chairman, Senator Glen Sheil, the newly formed Foundation set about seeking leadership gifts from the School community for its Building Fund and in 1988 commenced a program of annual giving in the form of the Building Levy.

In 1992, the first Capital Projects Appeal was launched for the establishment of the Lupus Street Preparatory School campus. Since then, the Foundation has continued to support educational and building programs within the School. Through the generosity of supporters, Old Boys, past and current parents and sponsors, The TSS Foundation has assisted the School by donating to the following projects, thereby ensuring their successful completion:

  • The Annand Theatre
  • The Harley Stumm Library Refurbishment
  • Preparatory School Multi-Purpose Hall
  • The Malcolm Broomhead Lecture Theatre
  • Refurbishment of Biddle House
  • Centenary Centre
  • Science Centre

In 1987, the monthly Business Breakfast was initiated by the Foundation as a way of bringing parents in business together with all funds raised being dedicated to the Indigenous Education Program here at the school. The annual Foundation Golf Day was also established, which prompted the implementation of the Scholarship fund in 1998.

We gratefully acknowledge those past and present students and their families who have given generously to the Foundation since 1986 and have provided many of the buildings and opportunities that our boys enjoy today.


Contact – Olivia Dean, TSS Foundation

P: 07 5531 9841 E: [email protected]

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