Theatre companies and performing arts groups
Act Too GroupBig hit shows like the Producers, Jungle Book and We Will Rock You
Ariel Theatre CompanyACT is a "a non-professional company with a professional attitude".
Their website is certainly of a high quality and gives details of forthcoming productions they are presenting at the Hawth, the Capitol and Chequer Mead theatres.
The Company hold open auditions for most of their productions.
Artemis Speech & DramaArtemis is a school of speech and drama in East Grinstead
Barns Green PlayersThe Barns Green Players produce 2 or 3 shows a years ranging from "a comedy two-act play as part of a 'bring your own supper evening', a pantomime and more recently a junior production."
Billingshurst Dramatic SocietyBillingshurst Dramatic Society has been going for more than 75 years! The Society produces 2 full length shows plus an evening's entertainment (such as a murder mystery or revue show) for the Friends of the Society every year and is based at the atmospheric hidden gem, The Women's Hall on the High Street, RH14 9QT. New members welcome.
Brighton Theatre GroupA leading musical theatre group who perform across Sussex
BROS - Bognor Regis OperaBROS have been producing musical productions since 1925
Burgess Hill Musical Theatre SocietyAn amateur musical theatre society who entertain the town with Gilbert & Sullivan , Broadway shows and Modern Musicals too.
Burgess Hill Theatre ClubOwners of the Burgess Hill Theatre who put on their major productions at the Martlets Hall.
Cissbury PlayersCissbury Players is a theatrical group which performs three times a year - in April, July and November. The group welcomes everyone as members, both acting and non-acting. For the latter, there are plenty of places in the production of the group's three plays. The group rehearses twice a week in Findon Valley and Findon Village.
City Theatre CompanyThe new name for the Brighton and Hove Operatic Society.
City Theatre Company perform a more varied programme than just opera (hence the name change) and present concerts, musicals and drama
Deborah Lamb Theatre SchoolProvides training in performing arts including dance, drama & singing.
Drip Action Theatre GroupDrip Action is an innovative theatre group which aims to promote lesser known works ""in intimate surroundings"".
Performances take place at The Victoria Club in Arundel, West Sussex and the Chapel Barn in South Stoke. The Theatre Group have recently set up the Arundel Theatre Trail and have earned charitable staus for their educational works.
Eastergate PlayersAmateur dramatics group for people living in and around Eastergate, Westergate, Barnham, Yapton, Walberton and Aldingbourne.
Ferring Amateur Dramatic SocietyFriendly sounding amateur dramatics group.
Funtington PlayersWell established amateur drama group who present challenging plays at Funtington Village Hall.
Graffham RusticsStrong local amateur dramatic society who perform in The Empire Hall in Graffham.
Haywards Heath Operatic SocietyPut on two shows a year - usually a West End or Broadway musical with an occasional Gilbert & Sullivan production. Now more musical theatre than opera.
Henfield Theatre CompanyNot so much a theatre company, more a "a sociable thriving community".
Henfield Theatre Company puts on all sort of musicals, plays and operettas but also does a lot more besides, including a youth section.
Hurstpierpoint PlayersUnusually the Hurstpierpoint Players own their own theatre. They put on several plays a year and have a long, interesting and distinguished history.
Ifield Barn Theatre SocietyThe Ifield Barn Theatre Society perform, unsurprisingly, in the Ifield Barn Theatre - an unusual conversion of a group of farm buildings with the highlight being the auditorium, which is a transformed 700 year old tithe barn.
The Society says the club bar is open on Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, so if you are interested in finding out more, you are invited to join them for a drink.
Krazy Kat Theatre CompanyFully professional touring company putting on unusual shows for adults and young people.
Lancing Repertory PlayersThe Lancing Repertory Players have been producing shows in Lancing since the end of the war (and have a theatrical history which goes back even further).
The Players now put on four shows a year and welcome people who would like to act or help out behind the scenes, whatever their theatrical knowledge or experience.
Lavant PlayersAn active amateur group based in the village of Lavant a mile north of Chichester. The Players' activities are geared to performing an annual all-age community production in January of each year; typically there will 30-40 cast members and a similar number of people supporting behind the scenes. Recently the group introduced a second production in the autumn in a different format - a "Murder Mystery" supper evening. Lavant Players always welcome new members.
Midhurst PlayersThe Players have put on pretty much every kind of theatrical entertainment since their foundation in 1950. Autumn 2012's big show is Calendar Girls.
Petersfield Youth TheatreA registered charity working to advance the education in music and theatrical arts amongst children and young people in and around the Petersfield area.
Petworth PlayersOver 50 years old and still going stronger than ever. This year's pantomime is Sleeping Beauty
Rottingdean Drama SocietyRottingdean Drama Society's repertoire includes classics, costume dramas, contemporary plays, comedies and pantomimes
Rustington PlayersThe Rustington Players have a nice site which, among other things, contains lots of press cuttings and reviews of the Players' past performances.
The Victory PlayersBalcombe drama group named after the Victory Hall in which they perform
Wick Theatre CompanyThe Wick Theatre Company, based at the Barn Theatre, Southwick, Sussex, England has been in existence since 1948. The company generally puts on four major productions a year, varying from Shakespearean drama, through comedies, to musicals - something to suit every taste. And, membership permitting, WTC aims to produce a smaller, more challenging studio production or a Young Wick production.
Worthing Musical Comedy SocietyThe Society's website contains an interesting list of all the musicals it has staged since 1936.
Recurring gems include Guys and Dolls (4 times), Carousel (3), Half a Sixpence (3), Hello Dolly (3), Irene (3), Oliver! (3) and the Quaker Girl (also 3).
But the clear winners are No No Nanette which has been put on 5 times in total, first appearing in 1940 and Oklahoma! (also 5 times since 1955).
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