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T24

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University of Kent

 

T24 is the University of Kent's drama society.
If you have any questions, Business or Personal please contact committee at: dramasoc.committee@gmail.com or send a message to our Facebook Page.
Get involved 'Banter Group': - - www.facebook.com/groups/2217308047/
Backstage Oppurtunities: - www.facebook.com/groups/405930849460352/

 

Theatre 62

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Wickham Theatre Centre, Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham, Kent

 

Box-Office : 020 8777 3037
Membership : Nina James 020 8462 5586
membership@theatre62.org.uk Lianne Merchant 020 8771 2404
Theatre 62, is one of Bromley’s leading amateur dramatic societies, and has its own theatre - Wickham Theatre Centre - located in Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham. As our name implies we were founded in 1962 with the merging of the West Wickham Amateur Dramatic Society and the Actories. We moved to the current premises in 1972. Prior to that our performances had been in public halls.
We put on a varied programme of five productions a year, each running for six performances with the occasional matinee thrown in for good measure. Most productions play to full houses - 80 in conventional layout and just under 100 when we go into the round. We set high standards and regularly win awards in the Bromley Theatre Guild’s Full Length Play Festival - See How They Run was this year’s entry. As we operate as a private club our audiences are limited to members and their guests. As well as the auditorium we have a rehearsal room, a licensed bar and extensive wardrobe, scenery, property and furniture stores. Our auditorium is equipped with an induction loop for hearing aid users.
Membership
If you are interested in joining us - either as a member of our audience - or in a more active role you can be sure of a warm welcome. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings whilst set-building takes place at weekends, as do social functions.
There are always opportunities for those who wish to tread the boards, direct, stage manage, build sets, work backstage and/or front of house, get involved with lighting and sound, assist with wardrobe or help in the bar.

 

Theatre Guild

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Gravesham

 

We are the Gravesend and District Theatre Guild based in Gravesham, Kent.
We are a talented, friendly, vibrant, lively, caring and thriving amateur dramatics company with a gifted troupe of actors, performers, directors, designers, musicians, choreographers, technicians and backstage crew.
We have a thriving adult section, an energetic Senior Youth section and a busy Young Players Group. Combined together, and separately, we produce a packed programme of productions, social evenings and events that run throughout the whole year.
Please feel free to browse the rest of the site to find out more about us , who we are, what we do and maybe you might like to buy a ticket for our next production.
The Guild Theatre, Vale Road, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent DA11 8BZ
Guild Theatre: 01474 534885
Box Office: 07738416183
General Enquiries: info@gravesendtheatreguild.org
Membership Enquiries: membership@gravesendtheatreguild.org

 

Theatrecraft


Herne Bay

 

01227 365882
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Theatrecraft is a thriving amateur society, affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association NODA. With three productions a year, including a summer musical, a pantomime and a play, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. A society for all seasons!
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thursday is also social night, with all welcome at the rehearsal room in Arkley Road.
Drama, Musicals, Pantomimes
Age Range: 16 plus

 

The Benenden Players
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Beneden

 

Key Activities: Drama, workshops for children, singing, dance, pantomime.
Art Type: Arts in General,Drama/Theatre
Ages: All
A friendly amateur dramatic society based in the Weald of Kent! Every year the drama group puts on a magnificent show.
Benenden Players is an amateur dramatics group that produce a show at the start of each year in the Village Hall. We are open to new people of all ages to join us every year even if it's not to participate in the show itself but, to help with the backstage work, for example costumes, lighting, sound etc.
Our mission is to encourage adults, teenagers and children to participate in community productions and events. To develop self confidnce and develop experience of working in a team.
Tickets for all events can be found at: Ticketsource

 

The Betty Ford Dropouts


Rochester

 

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The Grimm Players


Maidenhead

 

We are an amateur musical theatre company based in Maidenhead, Berkshire. We put on a variety of productions each year, with the aim of raising money for local charities, usually consisting of a large-scale production in February, a charity concert in the summer (Grimmbourne) and a small-cast musical revue in the autumn.
If you live in the Maidenhead area and think that you might like to get into showbiz, why not get in touch? Maybe you can't sing, act or dance... don't worry, you won't be alone! There's plenty to do backstage and front of house.
The Grimm Players are always looking to add new ideas and enthusiasm to our organisation. We are always looking to expand the group of helpers outside of the main committee, helping us through pre-production and backstage, planning and publicising our activities. Prior experience would be useful, of course, but far more important are energy and passion for musical theatre.
If you think you would like to help us in any way, please contact us via email

 

The Guild Players


Deal

 

Straight plays, Comedies, Musicals and Pantomimes
Age Range: All
Rehearsals: Tuesdays (and Thursdays in the run-up to productions)
Contact via email or 0845 241 2581

 

The Kentainers


Mayfield

 

Key Activities: Musical Theatre - 2 Productions a year
Art Type: Arts in General,Drama/Theatre,Music
Ages: All

 

The Kingsbourne Players

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Canterbury

 

A group of like minded people who enjoy amateur dramatics.
Contact: email

 

The Lindley Players


Whitstable

 

The Lindley Players Ltd, a registered charity who own and administer the Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable, Kent.
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Box Office: 01227 27204
The Lindley Players are an amateur theatre group who are a registered charity. Technically speaking, an "amateur" actor is anyone who does not accept, or is not offered, money for their services. Whilst this is true of the Lindley Players, it is also true to say that the Players mission is to strive to approach their productions in a professional way. 'Professional behaviour' (as defined by Scottish theatre-maker and writer Andrew Mckinnon) is measured by; “your self- discipline, collaborative skills, level of commitment, and by your ability to solve problems creatively, making constructive use of available help and guidance. It is taken for granted that you will always be punctual and prepared and conduct yourself maturely and thoughtfully in rehearsal and performance. These are the minimum conditions for the creation of satisfactory theatre work."
The Lindley Players bring a wide range of quality plays and shows to the Theatre; from hard edged drama to pantomime. We are fortunate in having a talented Youth Group whose members regularly appear in our productions. However, we are always looking for new members, not only actors/actresses, but members for back stage, lighting, sound, make-up, costumes, bar staff and box office to list just a view of the activities. Members receive a monthly Newsletter, members discount on tickets, and have the opportunity to be involved in all of the activities of the Society including the many social events. A coffee morning is held at the Theatre every Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00 noon. If you would like to become a member please contact the membership secretary (via our website), or come and see us on a Saturday morning.

 

The New Deal Theatre Company


Deal

 

Contact: George Hannah
Telephone: 07817 289956
E-mail: ghannahuk@hotmail.com

 

The Pantiles Players


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Tunbridge Wells

 

Over the years, the Pantiles Players have maintained a high reputation for quality drama, winning many awards in the Tunbridge Wells Drama festival and frequently being lauded in excellent reviews, something which continues to the present day.
For membership or general enquiries, please contact the Pantiles Players' Secretary, Simon Milliken at secretarythepantilesplayers@yahoo.co.uk .
Foor booking enquiries, please contact Vera Coombs on 01892 534341 or go to our Book Tickets page.
For all other enquiries, please contact us at infopantilesplayers@yahoo.co.uk We look forward to seeing you at our next production!

 

The Priory Players


Tonbridge

 

Meeting Place: Matfield Village Hall
Key Activities: Musical Comedy
Art Type: Drama/Theatre
Ages: 18+

 

The Ratlets

Rainham Theatrical Society
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The Oasthouse Theatre, Rainham

 

Rainham Theatrical Society Youth Group
The group came into existence in 1995, having evolved from an earlier Junior section.
This section is for young people between the ages of 12 (school year 8) and 18. Members may stay on after the age of 18 but they will be encouraged to transition into the main company whilst still retaining involvement with friends within the Youth Group.
The group meets every Wednesday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm and has a restricted membership (currently around 30 young people each year). The Group runs roughly in line with school terms between the end of January and November. Please enquire for up-to-date fees.
Contact: youth@oasthousetheatre.co.uk

 

The Revelaires Variety Group


Ashford

 

for more info contact Sheila on 01784 252407 or Karen 01276 479071 or E-Mail k.regent@btinternet.com
amateur musical variety group based in ashford - we perform musical revues twice a year and also tour to entertain the elderly and disabled - new members always welcome age range 14-Adult. We Rehearse on a Wednesday eve and on sunday afternoons near performances in ashford and shepperton surrey

 

The Sevenoaks Players

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Sevenoaks

 

Formed in 1922, The Sevenoaks Players are the biggest amateur group in the area performing both musicals/operettas and plays and have some 200 members. Those readers with a mathematical bent will have already calculated that this is our 90th year, so do help us celebrate by coming to see the productions.
Chairman
Sandra Barfield 01732 843477 sandrabarfield@btinternet.com
Vice-Chairman
Patrick Pascall 01732 452602 patrick@pascallhome.freeserve.co.uk
Hon Secretary
Keith Neville 01474 852927 keith.neville@tiscali.co.uk
Hon Treasurer
Alex Grist 01732 883645 yayaalabama@yahoo.com

 

The Snodland and
Valley Community Players
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Snodland and the Medway Valley

 

The Snodland and Valley Community Players (SaVCoPS) is a new amateur dramatics group aimed at Snodland and the Medway Valley, encompassing but not limited to the villages of Snodland, Halling, Cuxton, Ryarsh, Birling, Larkfield, Leybourne, Aylesford; and when the new bridge is built, Wouldham, Burham and Eccles too.
We are a community group, run by our members, made up of local residents and for the benefit of local residents. The group is in it's infancy and so it is an exciting time to join.
We can be contacted:
by email savcops@gmail.com
Membership and all other enquiries 01634 244933
Ticket line number 07756 996266

 

The Valley Players


Doddington

 

Contact Les Roberts 01795 886 332

 

The Wilmington Players


Wilmington near Dartford

 

The Wilmington Players were formed as part of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
We have been pleased to welcome some new faces following our recent productions and would be delighted to see more of you join us.
If treading the boards is not your style, there are a variety of tasks to be done both back stage and front of house. We also would welcome you along to our set building sessions which take place on Sunday afternoons as a production draws close to its opening night.
We meet on Tuesday evenings at 8pm in St Michael's Church Hall. We arrange social events throughout the year such as bookings at both amateur and professional theatres locally. We organise rambles, quizzes and a summer garden party. After each production we gather at a members house to enthuse or agonise over the performances with a fish and chip supper, then it's on to planning the next production.
We also team up with other local groups to assist in their shows and an annual pantomime.
If you are interested and would like to join us then please contact our Chairman, Delma Gould 01322 556081 or email us at wilmington-players@uk2.net. You would of course be welcome to come along and meet us any Tuesday evening.

 

The Wrotham Players Amateur Dramatics Society


Wrotham, Sevenoaks

 

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The Wrotham Players Spotlights


Wrotham, Sevenoaks

 

workshop and plays
Age Range: 11 – 18
Rehearsals: Saturday
Contact: Email: ke.chamberlain@virgin.net
Phone: 01732 883521

 

Three Towns Theatre Company

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Chatham

 

0870 774 3482
enquiries@threetownstheatrecompany.co.uk
We are one of the longest established groups in the Medway Towns - having celebrated our 80th anniversary in 2008 and enjoy spending our leisure time rehearsing and then performing musicals. Some of our more recent successes include "Me and My Girl"," Mack and Mabel" and "Crazy for You" which were all premieres for the local area. In May 2006 we were the first local company to perform the musical "Anything Goes" after its very successful West End run.
We are always looking to increase our membership, whether you are interested in the singing and acting or just as important - willing to help backstage - there is always plenty to do! Whatever you enjoy doing you will be very welcome.
Box Office: Advanced Booking:
M: 07504 855 826
Box Office Booking:
T: 01634 338 338

 

Tonic Theatre


 

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Trinity Theatre


Tunbridge Wells

 

Located in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Trinity is a vibrant theatre in one of the most beautiful buildings in the region, hosting around 350 events a year, ranging from the best in theatre and dance through to the biggest names in comedy and music. It has collaborated with everyone from Steven Berkoff to the National Theatre, as well as hosting a truly diverse range of international performing arts, film and visual arts. With some 90,000 people coming through its doors each year alongside a dynamic programme of participation for young people, it is acknowledged as one of the leading venues in the South East.
Contact enquiries@trinitytheatre.net
Box Office: 01892 678678
Volunteer@trinitytheatre.net

 

TTC - Tunbridge Wells Theatre Company at Trinity Theatre


Tunbridge Wells

 

We are a dynamic and prolific amateur theatre company based at Trinity Theatre in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. Staging 4-5 productions a year we have gained a reputation for diverse and challenging shows with a strong commitment to professional level acting, direction and production.
Email via website

 

TWODS - Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society

TWODS - Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society
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Tunbridge Wells

 

Key Activities: Producing musical shows
Art Type: Arts in General,Drama/Theatre,Music
Ages: Adult
TWODS has a large membership including Patrons and Life Members. Many of the members take an active part in the two shows put on each year and also take a key role in the running of the Society and its Social events. There are many activities which involve extra pairs of hands both on and off stage and we warmly welcome both performing and non-performing members. Whether the member is taking a principal role, dancing, singing in the chorus, selling programmes during show week, liasing with the charities that TWODS supports, helping backstage, or serving on one of our Committees, everyone is a valued part of the TWODS family.
For those wishing to join as performing members - we will be holding New Members auditions on the 14th June. You will be asked to sing a vocal piece of your choice in front of TWODS committee members.
If you would like to talk to someone about joining TWODS please contact our Membership Secretary below.
Colin Moore
12 Oaklands Road, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9SB
Tel: 01892 864752 (day/eve)
email: moore-c15@sky.com
boxoffice@twods.org

 

United Players


Walderslade

 

The United Players are an Amateur Drama group based at St.Williams Church in Walderslade, Kent. Our membership is drawn from whoever wants to join, but primarily from Walderslade, Lordswood, Princes Park, Weedswood and the surrounding Medway Towns.
We’ve been performing shows in Walderslade since as far back as 1982 (see our history here) and are still thriving.
Our biggest performance by far is our annual pantomime at the end of January. This plays over two weekends, plays to more than 1,000 people and is what we’re best known for.
We also produce plays and events throughout the year. In the past we have entered these for the Kent Drama Festival and the Duncan Rand One-Act Play awards. Most of all though, we do it for the love of it.
Over the past few years we have experimented with a youth section and this has become more and more successful over this period. The younger members have produced a number of performances which have done creditably well in the Duncan Rand Awards, including Best Director for Cameron Wilson in 2007.
We currently operate on a production-basis, in that we meet regularly but only those cast or crew for upcoming productions are expected to attend. Auditions calls are circulated prior to any play or show being cast and are also included on this website.
We also hope to have more structured activities from Spring 2009, where members can develop their skills without the pressure of a looming performance. This will, of course, depend on the capacity of members and parents to contribute their time and expertise to the work of United Players.
If you’d like to find out more about United Players please contact us via:
email: chair@unitedplayers.co.uk
Mail: Dave Wilson
Outlands, Impton Lane, Walderslade, Kent ME5 8BJ

 

UKC Cecilian Choir

UKC Cecilian Choir
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Canterbury

 

Following choral projects at the University of Kent’s Music Department, as the Chamber Choir and the Cecilian Choir work towards their concert engagements. We’ll be charting their progress, looking at some of the repertoire the groups are preparing, and reflecting on choral singing both at Kent and in a wider context.

 

West Wickham Pantomime Society

West Wickham Pantomime Society
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Wickham Halls, Sussex Rd., West Wickham, Kent BR4 0JX

 

We perform an annual pantomime in January each year donating profits to charities and other local good causes.
We have our roots in the Home Guard who decided in 1945 to stage a pantomime in aid of local children's charities. After they were disbanded, WWPS was formed and has produced a show almost every year since 1947
We welcome new members, both on and off the stage, every year so if you would like to join in why not email us membership@westwickhampanto.org and come along to meet us!

 

Westerham Amateur Dramatic Society WADS


Westerham

 

The Society started in 1920 with two short one-act plays, which gloried in the titles of “Freezing a Mother in Law” and “In The Cellar”. Unfortunately all that remains is the original poster for the event. However, we can be certain the exercise was well received because, since then, with the exception of the war years, WADS has been an ever present part of the Westerham Community, staging up to four shows in a year. In recent times, this number has settled at two, one show in the spring and one in winter.
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WADS is always keen to recruit new members, and actors of all ages are very welcome.
But we also need those unsung heros who work behind the scenes to make our productions work, including anybody who is handy with a power tool to join our handpicked team of grumpy old men who build the sets.
If you are interested in any aspect of WADS and wish to join please call our membership secretary, Sally Boulton, on 01732 866287.
Cecily Stiles – honsecwads@btinternet.com

Membership secretary:
Sally Boulton - 01732 863854
Youth Theatre:
Tom Stiles - wadsyouthgroup@btinternet.com

 

Westwell Players

Westwell Players
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Westwell

 

We are a small amateur dramatics group based in the hamlet of Westwell just outside of Ashford. We produce one or two shows per year and meeting regularly for social and drama-related events, including play read-throughs, workshops and theatre trips. New members are always welcome, so if you have an interest in anything connected with the theatre - on stage, backstage, music, singing, scenery, production - then why not come along to our next meeting? We're a friendly bunch and try not to take ourselves too seriously!
Contact: secretary@westwellplayers.co.uk or Call Neil on 01580243274

 

Willington Players (The)


Maidstone

 

The Willington Players are a small, friendly and sociable group with a professional approach to drama. We put on two full-length plays annually at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm.
In addition we also enter the Duncan Rand One-Act Play Festival at the Medway Little Theatre, Rochester each July.
When time permits we always enjoy being involved in Murder Mystery evenings.
If you are interested in joining the Willington Players in an acting or backstage capacity please click the link below to send us an email. Please tell us what you are interested in (e.g. acting, lighting, sound etc.) and how to contact you.
(Please note you must be 16 years or over to join)
enquiries@willingtonplayers.org.uk

 

WWOS - West Wickham Operatic Society

WWOS - West Wickham Operatic Society
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West Wickham

 

In addition to the main production activity, we have a thriving Concert Party Troupe with two groups performing under the WWOS umbrella and comprising: (a) Wickham's Wandering Oldetyme Stagers who perform Olde Tyme and Variety Music Halls at least once a year at the Churchill Theatre and also tour performances to theatres in the South East of England. Recent venues have included Sevenoaks, Croydon, Fontwell, Herne Bay, Brighton, Whitstable, Peacehaven, Oxted, Christchurch, Heathfield, Folkstone, Henfield and Margate.
(b) Wickham's Wandering Occasional Savoyards who perform favourite excerpts from the Savoy Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan
Box Office: WWOS 020 8658 5117
The Company has a high reputation for the quality of its performances and its professionalism in all aspects of mounting productions, exemplified by the award from N.O.D.A for the 'best National poster' of 2000 (Oliver!), 2001 (Sweeney Todd) and 2005 (Chess).
Membership of the Company is by audition and full details can be obtained from the Secretary (020 8777 4413)
chairman@wwos.org.uk
wwosec@wwos.org.uk

 

YOLO Productions

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Kent

 

YOLO! Productions is a theatrical production company with the vision of producing published and original works of theatre that will enhance women’s roles on stage and showcase subject matters that are often unrepresented.
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You Can Fly Theatre Company


Dartford

 

You Can Fly Theatre Company is a group for children in school years 2 to 6 who love to sing, dance, act and laugh!
We aim to teach various theatre skills, take part in interesting and enjoyable workshops and perform an annual musical.
As well as teaching drama, we want to help children grow in confidence and self esteem, we\’ve seen first hand how theatre can change a child\’s perception of themselves and we want to continue with this work.
If we believe in them and tell them so with encouragement, positive words and a lot of fun thrown in, it\’s amazing what they can do - just a bit of faith, trust (and a sprinkling of fairy dust) and your child could truly fly!
When and Where
Every Wednesday 6pm - 7:30pm
Miskin Theatre @ North West Kent College
Oakfield Lane, Dartford, Kent DA1 2JT
Contact Us:
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Phone: 07508 598 592

 

Young Blods

Bexhill on Sea

 

We have been providing quality entertainment in Bexhill for over 75 years and for most of that time have performed at the world famous De La Warr Pavilion. We currently present two, fully staged, musicals each year using professional standard scenery, costumes and musicians. Our casts are all amateurs but we aim to achieve very high standards whilst remembering the need to have fun and enjoy ourselves.

 


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