Welcome to Stourbridge Theatre Company. This website is intended to give you some information about Stourbridge Theatre Company Limited which we hope you will find interesting.
The Company began over 85 years ago. It was originally called The Stourbridge Play Readers later to become Stourbridge Dramatic Society. In 1998 it was formed into a limited company called Stourbridge Theatre Company Limited, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. It is run by a board of directors who are elected at an annual general meeting, held in September.
Once you have joined you will be asked to pay an annual membership subscription. This entitles you to audition and perform in any production, become involved back stage or front of house and vote at the Annual General Meeting. Members also receive a regular newsletter to keep them up to date with what’s happening.
We usually do three productions a year. These include, thrillers, period dramas, Shakespeare, comedies, children’s fantasies and farce. In addition we enter theatre festivals and present other smaller scale productions from time to time. We perform in March and late November, each year, at the Stourbridge Town Hall Theatre and, during the warm summer evenings (generally every other year) in the grounds of Himley Hall. Alternatively, in the summer, we may perform at some other venue.
We usually rehearse for about three months prior to a production, from 7.30pm to 10.00pm every Monday and Thursday. Sometimes we will have additional rehearsals on a Sunday afternoon just before the production week. Rehearsals are held at a school in Stourbridge.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. We look forward to hearing from you.