The Festival Players are a theatre group based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Formed in 1954, over 200 productions were presented at the lovely art deco theatre of Stanford Hall before it closed in 2004. After a temporary stay at the Cope Auditorium, the society made Loughborough Town Hall its home in 2009 with a sell-out performance of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
We present four plays a year during the months of February, April, July and October. Recent productions include The History Boys, Calendar Girls, The Odd Couple, Blood Brothers, Macbeth, Noises Off, One Man, Two Guvnors and Goodnight Mister Tom. You can find out more about our previous plays, including images, on our Past Productions page.
The Society is unique in Loughborough as the owners of extensive rehearsal rooms and premises on Burder Street (near Loughborough Railway Station). Here plays are developed and rehearsed and all scenery manufactured and stored. In addition, we own a large stock of costumes and props to meet the challenges of a full repertoire of dramas, comedies and thrillers to suit all tastes.
We're always looking for new members, both acting and backstage!
Auditions for acting members are held before each play; all you have to do is come along and sign up as a member - the cost is only £10 per year and discounts are available for couples' membership and those in full time education. Alternatively, you can just pop along to one of our rehearsals or meetings and see if you like us before you join!
If you're interested in joining The Festival Players as an acting or non-acting member, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be added to our patrons' mailing list or for performance and ticket information, please e-mail us at email@example.com.