Weymouth Drama Club is a charity run by its members on a voluntary basis. With a busy schedule of productions every year there is always room for new people to come along and get involved.
There are a number of different ways in which we invite you to get involved:
Come and see one of our productions and speak to any of our members
Contact us through this website
Phone us on 01305 750050
We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
For anyone wishing to take an active role in one of our productions, either onstage or backstage, you are required to become a member. However we do have an open audition policy and it is not necessary to be a member at the time of auditioning for a part in one of our productions.
Single member £30
Single member aged under 18 at 1st June £16
Curtain Raisers £35 per ten-week term
If you wish to become a member or Curtain Raisers please complete the membership form here
The club produces a large variety of productions covering a wide range of genres from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, physical theatre to site specific pieces and adaptations of children’s classics to thought provoking drama, the club encourages members to explore all genres of theatre.
We welcome those of you who have always wanted to tread the boards and those more seasoned actors to join us in our future productions. Come along to our open auditions which are held for each production with dates that will be announced on our News page and through Facebook and Instagram.
Being cast in one of our productions does require a commitment to attend rehearsals on a regular basis. The rehearsal period for each production is usually about 6 weeks, starting immediately after the previous production has finished. Rehearsals are usually held at the theatre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Extra rehearsals may occasionally be added on other days as required.
As well as a cast of actors each production also requires leadership and a backstage team. Every production requires a stage manager and possibly one or more assistant stage managers to guarantee the smooth running of the performance. We also need lighting and sound operators to complete the company.
Our Backstagers, including a group of willing Curtain Raisers, meet once a month to help maintain our extensive wardrobe and props department as well as learning new skills in other technical areas of production.
If you already have stage management or technical theatre experience that’s great, but if not we’re just as keen to hear from people with the willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to get stuck in and have a go.
Away from the production side the club relies on a team of people to carry out supporting roles which are just as vital as those onstage and backstage. For each performance we require front of house staff to welcome the audience, sell programmes and provide refreshments. There are also other activities which are continually ongoing such as marketing and publicity.
The club is a great place to meet new people and offers a range of social events throughout the year including quiz nights, car treasure hunts and club nights.
There are many opportunities to try new things with professional workshops on offer to all members. These have included stage combat, sound, make-up and many more.