September
in the Rain

7 - 17 July 2021

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Welcome to
Wokingham Theatre

Wokingham Theatre is a thriving amateur repertory group, presenting eight major productions a year, alongside Youth Theatre productions, short runs of experimental productions, evenings of new writing, and a wide range of theatrical skills training and workshops, all in our 160+ seat auditorium and home at Cantley Park in Wokingham.

Founded in 1947, WT is a registered charity and our purpose has always been to promote the enjoyment of theatre in and around Wokingham. The theatre is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers who give their time and skills to support all aspects of our operation, and our membership is made up from a wide array of experiences and backgrounds. We have a policy of race-blind casting, a wide-reaching diversity and inclusion policy, and we’re always keen to hear from any potential new members thinking about joining us!

We hope to welcome you to Wokingham Theatre very soon!

Get Involved At WT

As a community theatre grouped staffed, managed, and run by volunteers, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to get involved at WT, whether that’s on-stage, backstage, or front of house.

Wokingham Theatre wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for our brilliant members, and membership is open to everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned amateur actor looking to flex some creative muscle, or you’re looking for a chance to meet new friends and get involved with the arts, there’s something for everyone.

Unlike many other societies, there are no show fees to pay, and once you’ve joined, you can get involved with as much or as little as you’d like to at WT.

With regular social events and a packed calendar of productions, as well as membership extras such as workshops, play reading groups, and a writing group, there’s plenty to enjoy at WT, and you also get a direct say over how WT is run at our annual AGM.

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Contact WT

Whether you want to know more about membership at WT, leave us a review for a recent show, or even find out about how you can hire our venue, then we’d love to hear from you. You can drop us an email, Tweet us at @wokinghamthtr, or do it the old fashioned way and pop us a letter in the post.

All the info you need is on our Contact Us page.

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Latest News

Get Involved: Front of House Volunteers

Many of our patrons don’t realise that whilst the cast and crew of a show are volunteers, so are our whole front of house team! Whether behind the bar, selling programmes, or scanning tickets, everyone involved in the team is giving up their time to help out at WT. It’s also a great way for our members to socialise, as well as meet new people, too! If you’ve not done it before, you’ll receive full training from our team, and for those that have volunteered for us before, we’ve instituted a couple of changes while the theatre has been closed to make life that bit

Cast Announcement: September in the Rain

From the Director, Alan Long: Auditions for September in the Rain have taken place on Zoom, and the play has been cast. I would like to thank all those who auditioned, a relatively small number, but high in quality. I could have cast everyone who auditioned, but in the end, I have gone with the following actors: Liz – Emma MerchantJack – Steve Hall Rehearsals are now underway online and we’re looking forward to staging the play at WT in the summer. Tickets for John Godber’s September in the Rain are going on sale in June, as soon as WT has a clearer picture of government

Fundraise for WT through the Wokingham Walk

On Sunday 23rd May, the 6th ‘Wokingham Walk’ will be taking place – all in aid of raising money for local charities. With 5, 10, and 15 mile walks available, it’s a great way to see the local area, get active, and even socialise, all while making a difference. What’s more, as a registered charity, you can help fundraise for Wokingham Theatre, too. Organised by our friends at the Wokingham Lions Club, you can help directly support WT as we reopen after more than a year of being closed, with registration fees also split and donated across several worthy causes that