Become a member of the Phoenix Theatre Company
We welcome new members to the Phoenix Theatre Company. There is plenty going on at the theatre if you want to get involved. Activities include drama and singing. For youngsters there is a Youth Group and we also run a fortnightly cinema. Current membership is about 120.
About the theatre
The Phoenix Theatre Company is an amateur theatre group dating from 1923 and established in its current premises (the old Ross fire station) since 1983. An extension to the theatre was opened in 2002. The theatre has an intimate auditorium with a stage and 64 raked seats. The auditorium has modern computer controlled lighting and sound equipment, and has recently been refurbished to a high standard of comfort for our patrons. At the front of the theatre is a two storey extension including a foyer and bar, and upstairs an air-conditioned rehearsal room. There is a bi-monthly Newsletter to keep members informed of what’s going on in the theatre. An AGM is held in June.
We generally perform 3-4 productions a year which run for 7 nights (Saturday-Saturday, except Sundays). Within that programme there are opportunities to act, assist behind the scenes (such as stage management or props), or get involved with Front of House duties (such as selling programmes or running the bar), box office, set building, lighting or sound. Prior to any production we hold a play reading which gives members the opportunity to comment on the suitability of the play and a chance to read a part even if they do not wish to act on stage. For any given production, rehearsals normally run for about 8-9 weeks. No experience is necessary to start acting. Just come along and have a go!
The Phoenix Theatre Singers
The Phoenix Theatre Singers normally meet on a Thursday evening for rehearsals and currently have a membership of about 40. They usually stage one production a year and also perform a Christmas concert.
The cinema provides an intimate studio atmosphere and includes a state-of-the art digital projection system. Screenings take place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Tickets are priced at £5. For more information, click here to visit the Cinema page.
Phoenix Youth Theatre
The youth group has 30 members and currently meets on a weekly basis and has an age range of 5yrs – 18yrs. The group is a company of performers who audition and are selected to be a part of the youth group for a period of one year. Auditions are usually held in September and each student remains a member of the group for 12 months. During this time, the group will embark on one major production and work on other small scale performance projects .
The group gets the opportunity to put on a full scale production at the theatre once a year, which is a fantastic thing to be a part of. The rest of the year, the format is a themed weekly session comprising of games, team work and drama skills development. The youth group also provides a selection of holiday drama workshops through out the year for all ages.
Please see the Phoenix Youth Page for further details.
Categories of membership
There are two different categories of membership:
Full member (£20)
As a full member you are entitled to take a full part in all activities within the theatre and you have voting rights at the AGM.
Full Junior or Student Membership (£10)
The membership is open to persons under the age of 21. You do not need to be a member to be involved with Phoenix Youth Theatre.