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Gantry Youth Theatre



We are a registered charity and we believe, Southampton's oldest youth theatre. Our ethos is to encourage children to develop, build confidence and be the best they can. (Whilst having a lot of fun along the way)
Please email gantryyouththeatre@gmail.com for further details


Giselle Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts

Giselle Dance



Established in 1989 by Principal, Catherine Ingram, Giselle Academy has grown into a large theatre school offering training in classical ballet, modern theatre stage dancing, tap, and jazz dance for children from 3 years to vocational level. Also available are classes in both junior drama (7-11yrs), senior (12-18 yrs) and advanced drama (16-20yrs) with an emphasis on musical theatre.
Giselle Academy now focuses on at least one musical theatre production every year. Resident Musical Director Neil Mogridge teams up with Catherine Ingram for most musical productions and their recent productions have included Little Shop of Horrors, RENT, Alice in Wonderland and Bugsy Malone. They also recently produced the South Coast premiere of Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's BARE, The Musical, a production that was able to take the Academy and audiences to a new level of musical theatre due to its tough and modern storyline.
Details of the open auditions will be placed on the Academy's websites.
For information on any of the available classes, or the upcoming productions please look at the websites Giselle Dance or Giselle
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Gone Rogue Theatre

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University of Southampton


Southampton based student theatre company Gone Rogue Productions.
Gone Rogue Productions is a theatre production company, set up by members of the University of Southampton in association with the University's Students' Union, SUSU Theatre Group and SUSU Showstoppers.
For the past several years they have taken originally-written shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and are also looking at exploring other festivals in the future.
Gone Rogue Productions is a theatre production company, set up by members of the University of Southampton in association with the University's Students' Union, SUSU Theatre Group and SUSU Showstoppers.
For the past several years they have taken originally-written shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and are also looking at exploring other festivals in the future.


Gosport Musical Theatre Productions




Due to lack of members, GMTP are not currently meeting and have no plans for future shows at this time. Our junior section (JuSe) are still active.


Grayshott Stagers



The Amateur Dramatic scene in Grayshott goes back to before the 1914/18 war. Records exist of a group called The Grayshott Dramatic Society that staged productions in the Village Hall as early as 1912. During the second World War, however, proceedings lay more or less dormant, but afterwards, for the rest of the 40's, interest was revived mainly by the Women’s Institute who produced a series of one act plays, helped out as occasion demanded by a number of gentlemen. It was to be these enthusiasts who provided the seed corn for the yet unborn Society.
Following the Pageant, a meeting was held at the home of Brenda and Ken Baldock to discuss the possibility of putting on regular productions. A Committee was formed and the play JOHN MARLOW'S PROFESSION chosen and put on, under the banner of THE GRAYSHOTT STAGERS, in the February of 1951. This first production was staged in curtains with very basic furniture and properties. Financial backing of £30 was provided by one of the members. THE GRAYSHOTT STAGERS had been born.
The name "Stagers" was derived from Ken Baldock’s early days in Canterbury where the "Old Stagers", reputed to be the oldest amateur society in England, performed plays every Canterbury Cricket Week.
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Groundlings Theatre

The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3BT


Want to be a part of Groundlings?
Well, consider yourself at home! If you’re an aspiring actor or director, set designer, prop maker, seamstress, painter, barman, technician, usher or administrator, there’s a place waiting for you at the Groundlings Theatre.
Groundlings’ thriving volunteer base helps keep our beautiful old building alive. With a huge number of both professional and amateur shows produced by the Groundlings Theatre Company every year, we need your help to make sure that the show always goes on!
Meet new friends, socialise and have fun. Become part of Groundlings Today!
Contact: info@groundlings.co.uk or email marketing@groundlings.co.uk


Hamble Players




We are enthusiastic about amateur dramatics and welcome new members of any age and skill - come and join us!
There’s something for everyone, whether you want to act on stage or join the backstage crew - or even help out Front of House!
We put on 4 productions a year - including the Juniors’ production.
Contact via hambleplayers@gmail.com


Hambledon Arts Society Drama Group



The Drama Group is one of five groups within the Hambledon Arts Society. See the links on our Web Site for more details about the Drama, Poetry, Music, Painting, Film and History Groups.
The origins of the Drama Group date back to the mid 1960’s when a small group of 'Hambledonians', met on a regular basis in their homes for play-reading evenings. From those early days the Group thrived due to the enthusiasm of the original founders, some of whom continue to be very involved today.
We produce two performances a year, in April and November, each lasting over three days. These normally comprise of a full length play, two One Act plays, a musical revue or a Pantomime. We also produce a smaller production, along with members of the other Groups of The Arts Society, for a special Christmas evening of entertainment in December. We use are local Village Hall for all performances, with a starting time of 8.00pm.
Monthly play-reading evenings are sometimes held every 2nd Thursday in the month, in members homes. These sessions are always very relaxed, when a variety of different types of play are read, discussed and considered whether they may be suitable for a Hambledon audience!
We welcome new members, whether their interest lies in, treading the boards, getting involved backstage, or front of house, or just wanting to meet up for the fun of reading a play and socializing. You will always be most welcome.
Want to know more?
Contact us via our website or social media


Hart Players

Hart Players

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Zebon Copse Centre, Danvers Drive, Church Crookham, GU52 0ZE

We are always keen to welcome new members and there are lots of opportunities to get involved both onstage and behind the scenes. If you are interested in amateur dramatics and possibly thinking of joining a group we are friendly group and would love to hear from you.

Contact: hartplayers@hotmail.com


Hartley Arts Group

Hartley Arts Group

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Hartley Wintney

The Hartley Arts Group (also known as 'HAG'), in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, was established in 1975 and we perform a wide range of productions including dramas, musicals, comedies and variety shows. mail the Membership Secretary - boxoffice@hartleyartsgroup.com or hartleyartsgroup@gmail.com


Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre





Dynamo Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre group using the facilities of the Havant Arts Centre, providing drama, music, and dance experience, for 65 young people aged between 11 and 18. There is also a senior section named Dynasty Theatre for the 18 - 25 year age group.
Created in 1981 by Andrew Bowker, and a group of enthusiastic adults, Dynamo was formed to develop the skills in performing arts for the young people of the area, outside of the school environment. Our productions since that time now exceed seventy with an eclectic mix including well known musicals, drama, comedy, cabaret and dance reviews, own composition dramas and musicals.
Dynamo is still independent and self funding, and is dependent on a dedicated group of adults who give up huge amounts of precious leisure time to support the running of Dynamo, and the productions. We are proud that several of the founding Committee are still working with today’s young people, and that ex-members have returned to help backstage and to direct show.
Membership & Inquiries mail@dyt.org.uk


Havant Light Opera



Havant Light Opera was founded in 1978 and currently flourishes with a membership of around 35 from a rich age spread from teens to 80s! We undertake two performances per year, one in June/July and one in December in the Havant Arts Centre. The summer production is usually a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta and the December production is a concert or show with a seasonal flavour.
We also sing a wide selection of light music for various charities in churches, halls and residential homes. We very much welcome new members. We rehearse on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Havant Arts Centre.
Secretary Secretary@havantlightopera.co.uk
Chairman chair@havantlightopera.co.uk


Have Fun Productions


84 North Street, Gosport


Founded in 2015, Have Fun Productions are a Hampshire based youth theatre company with rehearsals in Southampton and Gosport, Gosport one week and Southampton the other. Members can either come to both venues or just one! They rehearse every Friday, and are currently rehearsing for "M For Musicals", their debut performance, a variety show for April 2016.


Hayling Musical Society


Hayling Island


Hayling Musical Society (formerly Hayling Operatic Society) was formed in 1955 and is still going strong, with a membership of around 30, which currently varies in age from 8 to 83!!!
We were once again delighted to receive the NODA Southern Region Area 10 Accolade of Excellence - Best Musical for our April 2007 production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, having won a similar award in 2003 for Sweet Charity.
We aim to produce 2 shows a year from the "tried and tested" to the slightly more challenging, and welcome new members, either on stage or off. Our rehearsal nights are Monday and Thursday, and our regular venue is the Elim Church Hall, Elm Grove, Hayling Island.
For more information, contact our secretary (details below).

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Headley Theatre Club



The Club was founded in 1952, building on the success of a pageant held to celebrate the Festival of Britain the previous year. It was felt that an organisation should be formed in the Village to encourage such enthusiasm and talent on a more permanent basis. And so it has remained.
As an active village drama group, we thrive only so long as we continue to attract both members and audiences.
Our policy is to welcome all comers, and put them to work as soon as possible. Whatever your talent, we can probably use it.

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Hayling Island


Since 1996 HIADS have been ensconced in their very comfortable and well-equipped 'Station Theatre' on Hayling Island, HIADS, a member of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain were first formed in 1947. They present a programme of plays (normally five a year), films about once a month, an annual pantomime and other events. Other companies and professional one-nighters also visit the Station Theatre. Newcomers, actors, backstage and associate members are all welcome - contact HIADS for further information and a copy of our bi-annual flyer.
For information on HIADS please visit hiads.org.uk
For information on the Station Theatre and to buy tickets for upcoming shows, please visit the stationtheatre.co.uk website.
Station Theatre, Station Road, Hayling Island PO11 0EH
Membership & Tickets:
Box Office at the Station Theatre open 10am - noon every day except Sunday.
If you would like to support the theatre and also advertise in our programmes and/or flyers, then please contact us.


Highbury Players




Celebrating 40 years in operation in 2002, the Highbury Players are enjoying a most successful period in their history. Although they are a small group, they are able to stage 2 plays a year and have 82 patrons, who are invited to most events held.
The group meets every Monday at 7.30pm in St Phillip's Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham.

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Holybourne Theatre

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Holybourne, near Alton


Community theatre with thriving youth section.

Holybourne Theatre is a not for profit amateur dramatics group run by volunteers which stages an energetic and diverse entertainment programme for the people of Holybourne, Alton and the surrounding areas.- See more at our website


Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society



HATS was founded in 1948 as a play-reading society. It is now a well-established amateur dramatics society, normally putting on three productions a year - sometimes full-length plays, sometimes short plays or sketches - in Merchistoun Hall, Horndean.
Our aim is to encourage anyone who is interested to get involved in any aspect of amateur theatre. We welcome new members, aged 16 and above. We meet every Friday at 7.30pm in Merchistoun Hall, Horndean.
Membership & Inquiries: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road, Horndean PO5 1QN

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Founded in 1992, HumDrum consists of people from the Portsmouth region who were seeking an innovative, experimental theatre company in the local area. Although many existing groups would have satisfied some member's requirements, none can satisfy all. Though this can never be an integral part of the company's policy, it has helped pave the way towards more reachable goals.
HumDrum has three main aims: to bring under-performed works into the area; to present familiar works in a new or unusual manner; and to develop the artistic skills of its members.
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Ivory Productions



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June White Academy Drama Group

June White Academy Drama Group


Fleet and Farnborough area


The June White Academy Drama Group holds classes on a Saturday at Ancells Farm Community Centre Fleet at 12.50pm.
Festivals and LAMDA exams are offered, pupils are taught poems, monologues,Group Drama and above all we hope to help with confidence building.
Boys and girls are welcome from 6yrs old to senior students.
As an added bonus Musical Theatre is taught in the previous class at 12.0pm Drama Singing and Dance

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Juse is a musical Theatre group for ages 8-16.
We rehearse Tues at Crofton Community Centre 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre

Totland Bay, Isle of Wight


Kaleidoscope Theatre Company was set up in 1997 and provides an opportunity for young people to become involved in all aspects of stage production from acting to stage management, set design and construction, lighting, and publicity. In addition to putting on our annual summer show we train members to provide backstage and technical support for a variety of theatre companies across the Isle of Wight and further afield. In recent years our work has been recognised by the Isle of Wight County Press Amateur Theatre Awards with the group winning awards for Best Comedy (2006), Best Village Production (2006, 2007, 2008) and individual members achieving Best Female Lead (2008), Best Newcomer (2007), Best Director (2006) and Best Young Actor (2008).
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KTM Musicals Solo



solo one woman/man shows.for local and fringe.and touring
new company.one set.cd recorded backing track,all new music


Lee Players


Stubbington, near Fareham


The Lee Players were formed in 1973 and since that date have performed many major productions and numerous "entertainments", festival entries and Patrons' Evenings.
We meet every Tuesday evening (at 7:30pm) at the Crofton Community Centre in Stubbington and welcome new members for all aspects of theatre, both for our major productions and also for our "Lee Players on Tour" where we take the theatre out to a range of venues in the area.
See our website for numerous photo galleries and details of all our past productions. We welcome new members who wish to be involved either on stage or behind the scenes.
Contact via leeplayers@yahoo.co.uk


Lion and Unicorn Players

Lion and Unicorn Players

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41 Madeline Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4AL

The Lion and Unicorn Players was formed in 1959 by a small group of people with a passion for drama. It has always been the Players' policy to stage plays of depth and quality, comedy and even very occasionally farce as well as tragedy, but nothing so lightweight that it does not repay the time and effort put in by both the group and its audiences. Playwrights performed over the years have included Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Christopher Fry (who personally attended several of his plays), T.S. Eliot, Arthur Miller, Charles Williams, Tom Stoppard, David Hare, Robert Bolt, J.B. Priestly, Alan Bennett and Alan Ayckborun. The Group also prides itself in its set and costume design, both of which have attracted their own accolades. Lion and Unicorn Players also came first and second in the last ever Petersfield Drama Festival.

Contact: e-mail: lion.unicorn@waitrose.com


Littlehampton Players Operatic Society



Littlehampton Players Operatic Society staged its first show, "Patience" by Gilbert and Sullivan in 1955. G & S shows have been a staple of the society ever since, with "Patience" being staged to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2005. The society has branched out into Viennese operetta (e.g. "Die Fledermaus" and "The Merry Widow", other British musical comedies (e.g. "The Arcadians" and "Salad Days"), American Musicals (e.g. "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me, Kate"). LPOS is affiliated to NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association), winning Accolades of Excellence for "Countess Maritza" in 1993 and "Iolanthe" in 2003.
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Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society


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Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst


Lyndhurst Drama and Musical Society is based at the Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst. We have 4 performances a year. We are always keen to welcome new members so please get in touch or pop along to the theatre on a Monday or Thursday evening from 19:45. Vernon Theatre, Sandy Lane, Lyndhurst, SO43 7DN


M.A.D.S. (Mosaic Amateur Dramatic Society)



We are a newly formed drama group based in Shirley, Southampton.
We meet every Monday at 7.30-9.30pm at Freemantle U.R. Church Hall, 257 Shirley Rd. (next door to car wash).

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Maskers Theatre Company

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The Maskers Theatre company was started in 1968 and has its own premises - a studio theatre and workshop, with a bar area where members and guests can relax and enjoy a drink with friends and where smaller meetings and social events take place.
We consistently stage a full annual programme of productions and events. Our principal venues are: Our own Studio Theatre in Shirley, on the edge of Southampton; Hamptworth Lodge, near Romsey, in July with an open air production; and the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, in January or February; we also occasionally put on performances in various other locations.
Members are involved in all activities from acting and directing, through technical disciplines of lighting and sound, to the commercial and marketing side of the business. We always welcome new members and details of our past, present and future productions can be found on our website.
Contact: maskers@maskers.org.uk


Medstead Players



The Players date back to 1977 when a few people got together to put on a variety show on the then new Medstead Village Hall stage. Since then the group, who became the Medstead Players, has met to make friends, have fun and entertain. The productions vary enormously and are well received.
There are many jobs and activities undertaken by the group besides acting. We always need people to design and build sets, paint and decorate, make and find the costumes, operate the sound and lights, hunt out props, direct and prompt. There are other activities such as script writing, musical and choreography participation and stage management. A whole host of people are needed to ensure a successful production.
Over the years, we have raised thousands of pounds for various local and national charities. Members have also taken part in neighbouring societies' productions, as well as taking parts as extras for film and TV.
We meet on the first Tuesday of the month. The Players are a friendly group, always keen for new members, so if you feel you would like to get involved, then please contact the Membership Secretary, who would be delighted to tell you all about the Medstead Players and what we do.
Contact secretary@medsteadplayers.co.uk


Merchistoun Youth Arts




Established 21 years ago and newly recreated in to Merchistoun Youth Arts we have groups for ages 5yrs upwards! Opportunities to volunteer, get involved in all aspects of theatre production, design etc.
Guided by our professional mentors Proteus Theatre Company we are looking for new members of all ages to join our weekly groups and put on productions throughout the year.


Methodist Amateur Dramatics Company



We are an amateur company based round the Liphook Methodist Church.
What do we do ? Each year under the leadership of Vanessa we put on the best pantomime in Liphook (well, we think so).
Here you can see information on all our previous productions , pictures of the stars, and photos of the last few years shows and news about forthcoming events.
The Methodist Amateur Dramatic Company started in 1991 when the Reverend Phil Thomas expressed a desire to stage a pantomime. People were dragged in from the Church, kicking and screaming, to help with everything you can think of - costumes, scenery, script writing, lights, sound, make up and props. With a budget of fifty pounds items were begged, borrowed and built, and to the delight of everyone our first production (Cinderella, of course) played to an audience of approximately one thousand people - far more that we could ever have hoped and imagined. Our productions went from strength to strength and with the support of friends, family, the Methodist Church and most of Liphook, we have managed to keep our audiences entertained ever since.
In 2001 we joined NODA, the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, and were thrilled to receive the area Accolade of Excellence for our tenth anniversary production of Cinderella - what an honour! Further honours followed with the 'Best Programme' award from NODA Southern region for Beauty and the Beast
Many of our founder members are still involved with the company, both on and off stage, still enjoying the excellent fellowship that The MAD Company provides.
We strive to produce pantomimes that are fun for all the family and in this world of television and computers, we are very happy to welcome so many children to our shows. We have ventured into other areas; plays and musical evenings, and also enjoy taking part in community events such as Bohunt Community School and Millennium Centre Open Days.
Our profits are donated to Liphook Methodist Church and every year we stage an additional Charity performance on Thursday evenings for an invited audience.
We certainly have a wonderful time producing our shows and we hope that you do too and that we can continue for many years to come.


Milton Musical Society

New Milton


We are a very friendly musical theatre company based in New Milton on the beautiful Hampshire coast and now in our 40th year of performing! Over the years members have come and gone but we still have at least one of our original members and today, we can boast, a membership ranging from 8 to 85. We keep ourselves up to date with all the news through our Newsletter.
Of course, the main focus of our activities is the performance of popular musicals and we perform one big show each year at the Regent Centre Theatre. In April 2013 we present the spectacular ‘RAGTIME’. Each November we also do a show to encourage and develop new talent.
If this sounds like the sort of fun you would like to have whether you are a performer, a director, a choreographer, have talents in make up, sewing, or just want to be involved we would love to hear from you. We also have great social events!
Of course, in order to perform the shows there is a huge amount of work that needs to go on way before we take to the stage for 'opening night'. Hopefully this web site will give you the information you are seeking about the company and what we do.
Contact chairman@miltonmusical.org


Mountbatten Players



Mountbatten Players is an amateur theatre production company. We produce a professional quality traditional Christmas time Pantomime at the Point in Eastleigh each year and other shows at various venues across the Southampton area.
Mountbatten Players enjoys a close association with Countess Mountbatten House, the specialist cancer hospice in West End from where the name is derived.
Contact :
Secretary secretary@mountbattenplayers.co.uk
To enquire about becoming a member please membership@mountbattenplayers.co.uk


New Forest Players

New Milton


The New Forest Players (NFP) is a leading Amateur Drama Group in New Milton in the New Forest Area of South England. NFP is an amateur dramatic society that is now in its 81st year. We have an active membership and each year we aim to produce at least three plays.
Our home is the superb Performing Arts Centre at Ballard School, New Milton. This is the venue for all main productions and Club Nights.
Club Nights are held regularly throughout the year. These fun and informal evenings include one-act plays, talks, quizzes and various other entertainments - visitors are always welcome. Workshops covering various aspects of theatre for all ages are also held at various times throughout the season.
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Oaklands Youth Theatre



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Oasis Youth Theatre

Lord’s Hill, Southampton


Oasis Youth Theatre is open to young people in the Southampton area aged predominantly between 10 and 25 depending on the project. This age boundary is not a restriction, we have had productions where 8 year olds have participated and continue to have members who choose to stay in OYT beyond the upper age band. We generally work on specific performance based projects which are mostly original. OYT has an international reputation for their Documentary Plays telling stories to our community about our community in the widest possible sense. In addition to the long running and succesful OYT there is now a new Oasis Juniors Youth Theatre


OmniArts Performing School

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OmniArts Performing School is an equal opportunities and non profit group, with a totally inclusive ethos and no upper age limit.
The group is based on community values, and so the members get to decide on the shows they perform, and who plays who, so what we do varies greatly, from musicals, to just acting plays. As well as the two main shows we do a year, we also have two talent shows a year, plus a number of other events we perform at, including The Mad Hatters Charity Tea Party.
We also work with local students on films to give our members film acting experience, and put together improvisational based shows and performances.
As well as this, we encourage our students creativity - if there is a budding playright, song writer, director, artist, costume designer or anything else among our members, we will always do our best to give them somewhere to showcase that work. Our members also get involved with other parts of shows, if they are interested in them, such as the organisation, behind the scenes, set building etc.
We meet every Friday from 4.30 - 7.30 at Havelock Community Centre, which is just off Albert Road in Southsea.

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One Off Productions




ONE OFF PRODUCTIONS was formed to present classic, great plays that are on an Exam syllabus. This has enabled us to perform plays such as 'The Glass Menagerie', 'Hedda Gabler', 'Three Sisters', and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth without becoming bankrupt! We have no subsidy or grants and without the schools/colleges support would not exist. As we are not a membership company it enables us to invite the very best of talent in the region to act/direct with us, and is borne out by the many 'golden opinions' and awards we have received. Our productions of 'black Remembered Hills', 'Of Mice and Men', 'The Crucible', and 'An Inspector Calls', were each attended by nearly fifteen hundred students from over thirty schools as far afield as Bournemouth, Newbury, Crawley, and Brighton with several nights sold out!


Out of Bounds Theatre

Out of Bounds Theatre

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Out Of Bounds was originally founded and established as Gallows Productions in 2013 to provide unconventional and provocative theatre within Winchester, that challenged audiences whilst bettering our artist’s experience and confidence within the theatre industry.
In 2018 we reevaluated the company and changed our name to what is now Out Of Bounds Theare, keeping much of our original values and team, but changing our approach to our work. We still try to maintain our original goal of helping others by providing them with the experience and skills necessary to strive within the industry, however, we have now focused on developing our own original pieces of theatre.
We now take the ‘back-to-basics’ approach to our theatre, using simple and uncomplicated sets, costumes and stages, ensuring we focus on the audiences experience and our performances to create great theatre.

Contact: oobtheatre@gmail.com or via our website or social media


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