A590 Youth Theatre (Seniors)



Youth Amateur Dramatic Society, Specialising in Musical Theatre
Age Range: Juniors: 6 to12 Years, Seniors: 12 to 20+ Years
Rehearsals: Mondays (Juniors 6 - 8pm) (Seniors 8 - 10pm) Sundays in the run-up to the main production

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Ambleside Players



Based in the beautiful Lake District
Ambleside Players was formed in 1932
And with the exception of the war years has produced at least one play each year.
We are a friendly group welcoming new members, young and old, with open arms.
Each year during October half term, we perform a stage play ‘in the round' at the Kelsick Centre, St Mary's Lane, Ambleside, we have re-introduced a Spring production in 2012
If you would like to know more about us please contact us

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Arnside Choral Society
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Join one of the best choirs in South Lakeland and sing traditional and contemporary choral repertoire in what's been described as 'the friendliest of groups'.
Rehearsal Venue: (Not postal address)
WI Hall, Orchard Road, Arnside, Cumbria LA5 0DP


B.O.D.S. Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society

B.O.D.S. Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society

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Barrow in Furness

Barrow Operatic and Dramatic Society. Musicals, drama & music shows serving Barrow and the Furness area. Usually performing at The Forum, Barrow in Furness.


Barrow Savoyards

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Barrow Savoyards are Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiasts from the Furness area. South Cumbria's best G&S society tackling a full production and concert season each year.


Brewery Youth Arts

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There are lots of additional benefits to becoming a BYA member.
• Brewery Youth Arts are committed to providing fun, high quality creative experiences for young people.
• We encourage young people to aspire to their personal creative best.
• Brewery Youth Arts is open to ALL ages from birth to 20 years.
• Brewery Youth Arts enables young people to participate, create and perform their chosen art forms at a local, regional and *national level.
*Brewery Youth Actors recently performed at the South Bank, National Theatre in 2014
As well as the wonderful creative and social opportunities Brewery Youth Arts membership offers financial discounts at the Brewery: (Subject to T&C's)
• 50% discount on student price of selected events at the Brewery, discount will be applied at the checkout. Try Something New in our “2 for 1 theatre ticket” offer on selected plays, discount will be applied at the checkout.“2 for 1 cinema ticket” offer for all BYA members, discount will be applied at the checkout..10% discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks purchased at our catering outlets. Membership ticket to be shown at point of purchase. Mad Monday half price pizza deal between 5.30-7pm (Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult) Offer only on day and between times stated. Membership ticket to be shown at point of purchase.
To qualify for the above benefits a current membership card must be shown at point of purchase. (T&C's apply)
Testimonials from BYA members & their families
“The best part of my week! Without BYT I would never have been this inspired to pursue a career in performing arts and I am forever grateful for such wonderful opportunities!” Young woman who went on to study physical theatre
“The brewery is a special place one where those taking part can really feel a sense of belonging” father of young man attending boys dance classes


Broughton Drama Group



The Broughton Drama Group has existed in one form or another for many years in the beautiful Lake District village of Broughton-in-Furness. It had an enthusiastic revival in the mid-nineties and since then has produced a very popular annual Pantomime… and for the past seven years hosted a successful One Act Play season in the Summer months. We have as our base the excellent Victory Hall in Broughton-in-Furness which boasts a fantastic stage, state-of-the-art lighting and seating for approx 180 people.
We may be an amateur company but there is a high standard of abilities both on and off stage.
There is always a great response for cast and crew for our productions and the shows are well attended.


Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society

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The Bryce in Burneside, Kendal


Burneside Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) performed its first pantomime in the Bryce Institute at Burneside in January 1975. Since then, there has been an uninterrupted run of 40 pantomimes, playing to packed houses.
In recent years, the Society has branched out into plays and musical events, ranging from Wyrd Sisters to Dracula to Showstoppers to Last Tango in Little Grimley!
Box Office: 07792 777213
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Burton Amateur Dramatic Society



BADS is a very friendly company which is always ready to welcome new members - whether for acting parts or for backstage work. We're a group of very enthusiastic amateurs based in the Westmorland village of Burton-in-Kendal, midway between Kendal in Cumbria, and Lancaster in north Lancashire. Like all companies we have an ongoing need for more people - especially men and younger actors (anyone 17 and over can join us) - so if you have a burning desire to tread the boards or are dead set on building a set or are a dab hand with a sewing machine or needle and thread why not come along a join us?


Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS)



If you would like to contact us to ask about productions or to give us feedback on any CADS production you have seen you can email us on
We are always keen to welcome new members to Cads,whether or not you have been involved in amateur theatre previously. If you would like to find out about joining CADS - and you have an interest in amateur theatre, whether in acting, or production work, lighting, sound, set design and building, stagemanaging, producing or directing, please contact our Membership Secretary via our email address ( We will then contact you and give you all the information you need to help you decide about joining CADS.


Gosforth Amateur Dramatic Society (GADS)



GADS is based in the village of Gosforth, in the county of Cumbria, England. Yes, there is another Gosforth, over in Geordie-land, but that's not our fault!
The original society, as far as we know, was called Gosforth and District Amateur Dramatic Society, and was formed in 1932, shortly after the Public Hall was built. Its first production, in December 1933, was 'The Farmer's Wife', a 3-act comedy by Eden Philpotts. This society was short-lived, being disbanded at the outbeak of the Second World War. There was also something, way back in the '20s and '30s, called 'The Gosforth Shakespearean Players' but we are not sure if they were a properly organised society or whether they were just an occasionally-convened ad hoc group. If anyone out there knows about this group and their activities we should be pleased to hear from them.
The present society was formed on May 3rd 1948, inheriting assets of £1.20 from the earlier society. Although we set ourselves high standards and do not suffer prima donnas gladly, we are a friendly group with a down-to-earth attitude and members from all walks of life.
Even if you don't fancy 'treading the boards', you can still be very helpful to us, just by doing whatever you do best! We need set designers, scenery builders, property makers, scene painters, lighting enthusiasts, dressmakers, hairdressers, make up experts, programme designers, publicity people and, last but not least, front of house personnel to set out seats, sell tickets, run raffles, organise refreshments or just show people to their seats. For our pantomimes, we also need musicians and singers. Although, surprisingly, we have little use for butchers, bakers or candlestick makers, if you can handle a saw, hammer, screwdriver, paintbrush, wire cutters, soldering iron, needle and thread, scissors, pen, musical instrument, operate a sound system or lighting console, make a decent cup of tea or coffee - or almost anything else, then we'd like to meet you.
... And if you really can act (or would like to give it a try), then we'd be even more pleased to see you.
We are looking for people of all ages to get involved but particularly in the 20 to 40 age range.
For more information about GADS, history, productions and contact details please visit our website or click on the link left.

The Gosforth Amateur Dramatic Society Youth Theatre provides high quality workshops designed to challenge and enthuse 11-18 year olds.

We offer a free trial session to all new members.


Grange Amateur Operatic Society


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Grange Drama

Grange Drama



Grange Drama is based in the town of Grange over Sands, in the county of Cumbria, England.
The society has been going since the 1940s. The exact date has been lost in the mists of time. We are a friendly group, always ready to welcome new members.
If you would like to find out more about us and our forthcoming productions, or if you want to find out how to join us, then you can email us are always pleased to see new actors, whether first timers or seasoned performers. But a play rarely gets produced by the acting alone...


Grasmere Players



We do at a least two productions a year - one during June and July and the other around Christmas.
Every October we run a subsidised Youth Theatre course for children aged 8 - 16

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Kendal Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (KAOS)


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Keswick Amateur Operatic Society



New members of all voices and ages are always very welcome, as well as those who prefer to work behind the scenes - costumes, make-up, scenery, props, stage management, front of house etc.
Regular weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:30 pm from September to the end of May at the St. Herbert's Centre, High Hill, Keswick (opposite the Catholic Church).Principals rehearsals are also held on Monday evenings when required. Rehearsals will, of course, increase nearer a show week.
The performance dates are usually in April / May for the spring show, and late November / early December for the concerts.
We welcome new members to come and join us. For details of how to get involved with KAOS, either to perform or to help with the production, please us.


Maryport Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (MAODS)

Maryport Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (MAODS)




Maryport AODS based in Cumbria in the North West


Outsiders (The)


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Peacock Roving Amateur Theatre Society (PRATS)


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Staveley Amateur Operatic Society
Staveley Village Hall, Abbey Square, Cumbria, LA8 9LN


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The Lakes Players

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age range: 7 to 107 years
Rehearsals: Cast rehearsals Wednesdays, cast, chorus and dancers Sundays, both from September to January
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The Lakes Players has been entertaining the people of the South Lakes for the past 17 years. Until a few years ago the group was known as The Windermere and Bowness Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society! Now under it’s much shorter title the society puts on a pantomime each year at The Lakes School Windermere to packed houses.
The group is going from strength to strength, they hold an annual ball to raise money and have just launched a website and are planning on hiring out costumes including a horse very soon.
Each year the society invites new members to join their ranks and audition for their latest panto. Or alternatively become part of the very professional stage crew, front of house staff or a range of committee jobs. Everyone is welcome.
We are very privileged to have Purple Sheep lighting and S.A.P audio as part of the society as well as The Maria Frances school of Dance.


The Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain



The Little Theatre Guild, now known as the LTG, has been in existence since 1946 to represent the views of Amateur theatres across the UK. Our membership extends throughout the UK, plus some overseas locations. In particular membership of the LTG is open only to those amateur theatres that own or lease the theatre premises upon which productions are mounted.
We currently have in excess of 103 member theatres right across the United Kingdom, ranging from 64 seat auditorium up to 450 seat auditorium. This includes theatres that present only four plays per year to those that present a continuous repertoire. In the last year LTG theatres presented over 850 productions to an audience in excess of 630,000 patrons.
In a world of ever increasing legislation relating to such areas as Health and Safety, Premises licensing, changes to the VAT regime, Children in Performance regulations plus the latest vetting and barring scheme, we are finding that our members value the \‘Grey Papers' that we produce to explain the law and regulatory requirements.
With our regular national and regional conferences there is the opportunity to network and share experiences, both good and bad, to learn from others experiences that will help theatres to avoid the pitfalls that others have experienced.
As a recognised national body, we are consulted by both the Department for Culture Media and Sports (DCMS) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) on matters that affect the amateur theatre sector and our members. We have recently been successful in getting Ministers to accept that the regulatory burdens placed upon the amateur sector are deterring more and more theatres from using children in productions. We therefore hope that the regulations relating to children in performance will be amended, whilst recognising the need to protect children in our theatre members' care.


Tullie House

Tullie House

Tullie House Museum, & Art Gallery Trust, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP

Contact 01228 618718 or via our website


Ulverston Outsiders

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We are an 'am-dram' company based in Ulverston, Cumbria. The society started way back in 1936, making us one of the longest-running drama groups in the area.
We generally only put on plays, rather than musicals and usually work towards two productions a year, shown at Ulverston's Coronation Hall. In addition, we also take part in a number of one-act festivals with occasional touring productions as well.


Ulverston Pantomime




We pride ourselves with keeping the traditional Pantomime feel alive!


Whitehaven Theatre Group



A friendly, sociable group... Producing quality Musicals, Plays and Pantomimes every year.
The group holds sociable events all year round, and firmly believes a happy group, is a productive group.
A friendly Amdram group based in Whitehaven in the North West of England. Our First Production was back in 1970 called King’s Rhapsody, and we are currently performing our 122nd production (as of April 2011) called Our House. We are a thriving group, which welcomes new members young and old with open arms. Every year we perform a Musical around April time, a Stage Play around September and a Pantomime in December. We hold numerous social events throughout the year, including sponsored events, BBQ’s, weekend theatre trips, or sometimes just even a social night out around the town! If you wish to join our society, you don't need to have had any past theatre experience, or even have a strong talent! There is always something for everyone to take part in Whitehaven Theatre Group. So don’t hesitate to give us a call. The only thing we do like our members to have is a friendly ...


Workington Amateur Operatic Society



We welcome new members who are interested in any aspect of theatre from performing to staging, lighting, sound, wardrobe or front of house. If you are interested, please contact we would like to hear from you.
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Workington and District Amateur Musical Society (WADAMS)

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We are a local Amateur Musical Society with both adult and junior members. We date back to 1952 and are still fighting fit with lots of local talent. We welcome new members of any age if you're interested in joining please contact us via
Type: We produce an annual pantomime, a spring show and other events and concerts throughout the year.
Age Range: We have an under 16 years youth section ‘Next Generation’
Rehearsals: Rehearsal dates and times are confirmed at the start of a show season.


Workington Playgoers



We stage at least 5 plays per year in our lovely, old 150 seat theatre which is used by and is available for hire to all community groups. There is a 40 seat studio theatre/rehearsal room also available for hire, completely separate from the main house.