The Chesil Theatre

The Chesil Theatre in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom | Theatre

The Chesil Theatre Company is the premier amateur company in the Winchester, England in the United Kingdom area having full control of its own premises. With more than 200 members, the company produces 6 plays each year and runs two successful workshops for young people on a weekly basis during school term time.
The Chesil Theatre also has an active social programme and, through membership of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) gives members access to national and regional training and workshops in Theatre skills.
The Chesil Theatre in Winchester, England, always welcomes new members, and not just aspiring actors. Like all amateur groups we tend to have a shortage of those with technical skills and particularly seek the involvement of set builders and designers, lighting designers and operators, sound technicians and stage managers, property managers and wardrobe experts as well as those wishing to help with administration, box office front of house or just be supporting audience members.
There is no doubt that we occupy the oldest building in the country to be used as a Theatre since our home, the former Church of St. Peter, The Chesil Theatre is of Norman foundation.
While over the past 104 years, the society has had its ups and downs, including suspension during the second world war years, it is now established as the premier amateur society of central Hampshire with members and regular audience drawn from a 20+ mile radius.
Responsibility for maintenance of our building carries with it its own problems and we are constantly aware that as a business we cannot afford to lose money. We seek ways to increase the comfort of our patrons and are planning a total refurbishment of the premises shortly for which an application will be made to the National Lottery.

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Chesil Street
United Kingdom
01962 867 086
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Premier Amateur Company
200 Members
6 Plays Yearly
Successful Workshops
Active Social Programme
Theatre Skills Workshops
Regional Training
New Members Welcomed

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