About Us


The Festival Players is 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, Goodnight Mister Tom, Equus and The Dresser. You can view more about our previous plays, including images, on our Past Productions page.


The Society is unique in Loughborough as the owner 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.



Join Us


We're always looking for new members, both acting and non-acting!


Auditions for new acting members are held twice a year, in March and September. Why not pop along to one of our rehearsals or meetings and see if you like us first!


If you're interested in joining The Festival Players as an acting or non-acting member, e-mail us at info@festivalplayers.com.



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To be added to our patrons' mailing list or for performance and ticket information, please e-mail us at info@festivalplayers.com.

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