Meet the amateurs
All amateur groups
Carnon Downs Drama Group - Truro
The Carnon Downs Drama Group (CDDG ) was born in 1970 when a young university student called Geoff Aver got together with the village W.I. to produce two one act plays. It was closely followed by the panto Cinderella which was a resounding triumph playing to packed houses including people beyond the boundries of Carnon Downs.
Everyman Theatre - Cardiff
Everyman Theatre Cardiff, Cardiff’s liveliest and most adventurous theatre company, was founded in 1942. It started life as the Unity Theatre Group, focusing on mainly political theatre, but later broke away and embarked on its own policy of presenting experimental live theatre in as professional and interesting a manner as possible.
Leeds Arts Centre - Bradford
Leeds Arts Centre is a prestigious amateur theatre group which presents a wide variety of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in Leeds. We offer opportunities to all who are interested in becoming involved with any aspect of drama, including acting, directing, stage management, props, designing, costumes, lighting, sound, publicity and front of house
Lovelace Theatre Group - Nottingham
The Lovelace Theatre Group puts on three productions a year and has a long history dating back to the late 60’s. We perform at the John Godber Centre in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. The building is a converted church hall which has a purpose built stage complete with licenced bar and full amenities. There’s rumoured to be a ghost wandering about backstage too! Feel free to browse the website.
Poulton Drama - Blackpool
Poulton Drama is an award-winning amateur dramatic society, performing three plays a year in various locations across the Fylde Coast, including Blackpool Grand Theatre and Thornton Little Theatre.
The Bear Pit - Stratford Upon Avon
Everyone at The Bear Pit Theatre plays an important part in creating our work and sharing it with our audiences. The Bear Pit’s Associate Artist are a group of unique and talented actors and directors who have worked closely with the Artistic Director to develop and further the creative work of The Bear Pit Theatre.
The Belvoir Players - Belfast
The Belvoir Players Amateur Dramatic Society was formed in 1968 in answer to a perceived need for some cultural and artistic outlet in the new housing estate that had recently been built in Belvoir Park.
The Canterbury Players - Canterbury
The Canterbury Players are one of Canterbury’s oldest and most established Dramatics group, refreshed in 2003 after a merger of the Canterbury Dramatics Society (est 1923) and Playcraft (est 1951). We take a great deal of pride in our productions, with the attitude that amateur does not mean poor quality, and have built up an extensive, loyal following over the years.
The Castle Players - Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Castle Players is a community drama group based in Barnard Castle, County Durham and a registered Charity. The group was established in 1986, in the bar of the Old Well pub in Barnard Castle, when a group of customers decided to play charades to pass the time. Every year the company puts together an outdoor theatre in the grounds of the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle for special outdoor productions.
The Citizens Dream Players - Glasgow
Internationally reputed for its repertoire the Citizens Theatre presents a mixture of contemporary versions of classic plays and new Scottish drama. We work with writers, directors and companies that have a reputation for producing outstanding work to deliver truly inspirational live theatre.
The Common Lot - Norwich
The Common Lot is a newly formed collective of people dedicated to producing high quality accessible theatre that can be enjoyed by all. We work with the talent and enthusiasm of local people to create the shows. Our productions are entirely original and based on local stories. They are for, with and about the people of Norfolk.
The Nonentities - Stratford Upon Avon
The Nonentities Society is a long-established and successful Amateur Dramatic company – members of The Little Theatre Guild, and owners of The Rose Theatre.
We usually present up to ten of our own shows a year and, in addition, hire the Theatre to a number of other local performance groups and Operatic Societies. We also present a number of professional shows each year – plays, bands, comedy nights and lots more. We are very proud to be able to make such a positive contribution to the cultural life of the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas.
The People’s Theatre - Newcastle Upon Tyne
The People’s Theatre in Heaton, Newcastle is one of the largest and oldest established community theatres in the country, offering people from all walks of life the experience of participating in any aspect of theatre.
The Tower Theatre Company - London
The Tower Theatre Company has been entertaining audiences for over 80 years. All our actors, directors and technical crew get involved for the sheer love of it. The only full-time, non-professional company in central London, the Tower stages up to 18 productions a year. It also tours from time to time, both in the UK and further afield.