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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. 


Non-show weeks

Monday to Friday: 10.30am-1pm

Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings: 7.30-8.30pm

People's Theatre production weeks - The Importance of Being Earnest

Mon 1st April: 10.30am-1pm & 7.30-8.30pm

Tues 2nd to Fri 5th April: 10.30am-1pm and 6.30-8.30pm for ticket collection and sales 

Sat 6th April: 6.30-7.30pm for on-the-door sales and ticket collection

(Opening times for Visiting Company productions may vary depending on the show time. If the People's Theatre are selling the tickets, usually the Box Office will open from an hour before the performance starts)

**Please note: opening days and times may vary at short notice, so we recommend telephoning in advance before making a trip in person. We are closed all day on Thurs 21st March and on Bank Holidays**

The lighting board