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Ours is a genuine community theatre

About us

The People's Theatre is the leading non-professional theatre company in the North of England and one of the largest and oldest established in the country.

We stage up to fourteen productions a year in our own theatre’s 500-seat main auditorium and our new Studio Theatre. 

As a genuine community theatre, we are able to give people from all walks of life the experience of participating in all aspects of theatre.

Every show we do is produced entirely by our members - on stage, backstage and front of house. We take great pride in working to professional standards and many members have gone on work in the professional theatre.

If you would like to join us we are always delighted to welcome new members and ‘New Members Nights’ are held monthly. Please go to 'Get involved' for more information. 

Box Office and Gallery opening times

In response to the Government instruction to restrict all travel to key workers, and for the well being and safety of our staff and the public at large, the Box Office is now closed until further notice. If you booked and paid online for a cancelled show(s), please keep an eye on your Inboxes over the coming days. If you booked over the phone or in person, we will resume processing refunds once we are advised we can reopen. This continues to be an evolving situation and we are grateful for your understanding and patience.

Accessibility Information

There is step-free access to the foyer bar, the Studio Theatre and the Main Auditorium. The Main Auditorium has space for up to five wheelchairs - these must be booked by telephoning the Box Office. We also have an accessible toilet in the foyer.

Policies and Procedures

We have policies and procedures to keep our members, audience and staff safe. You can read them on our Policies and Procedures page.

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