How Do I Get Involved?
There are a number of different ways in which we invite you to get involved:
Attend one of our play readings or open auditions
Come and see one of our productions and speak to any of our members on duty
Contact us through this website
We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
If your interest is in acting then do come along to any of our auditions. Open auditions are held for each production with dates being announced on our News page and through other outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, and our mailing list.
Prior to each audition there will be a reading of the play. Anyone is welcome to attend the play reading to find out more about the play, the characters and the director’s ideas for the production. Even if you don’t intend to audition do feel free to come along to a play reading, it’s a good opportunity to see the theatre and meet some of us who are already involved.
Being cast in one of our productions does require a commitment to attend rehearsals on a regular basis. The rehearsal period for each production is usually about 6 weeks, starting immediately after the previous production has finished. Rehearsals are usually held at the theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Extra rehearsals may occasionally be added on other days as required.
As well as a director and a cast of actors each production also requires backstage staff. There will a stage manager and possibly one or more assistant stage managers depending on the needs of the production. Each production also needs a lighting operator and a sound operator. If you would like to get involved backstage then do come along to a play reading or audition to volunteer. If you already have stage management or technical theatre experience that’s great, but if not we’re just as keen to hear from people with the willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to get stuck in and have a go.
Away from the production side the theatre relies on a team of people to carry out supporting roles which are just as vital as those onstage and backstage. For each performance we require a house manager and other people to run the bar and coffee shop. There are also other activities which are continually ongoing such as marketing, publicity and ticket sales.