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18 - 27 July 2024

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Welcome to
Wokingham Theatre

Wokingham Theatre is a thriving community theatre, 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 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 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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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

Our 2024/5 Season

We’re thrilled to announce details of Wokingham Theatre’s upcoming 2024/5 Season. Returning Artistic Director Alan Long writes: WT continues to go from strength to strength, and I’m delighted to introduce you to our new season, offering my thanks to the team who have supported putting this season together: Sophie Pierce, Jeremy Radburn, Jack Atkinson-Joy, Janice Everett, Matthew Edwards, and Sue De Quidt. There is always a challenge in finding eight plays that will appeal to members, existing and new, plus audiences, too – I’m confident we have a fantastic season ahead

Theatre Tour for New & Prospective Members

If you are a new member, or know someone who is thinking of joining, our next ‘Access All Areas’ Theatre Tour will be on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at 2pm. This is an opportunity to have a look round the theatre, meet other members and see what’s going on and what’s coming up. It’s also an ideal opportunity to see what is involved in all the Front Of House, Technical, and Back-Stage roles that we are always looking for volunteers for – maybe there is an area that you would like to be involved with ? For further information contact Rachel Pearson at RachelP@woki


WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre. The Game’s Afoot is a fast-paced comedy mystery with razor sharp dialogue and larger than life characters. It is set in 1936 and centres around William Gillette, the actor/ playwright who made his name playing Sherlock Holmes for many years in the early part of the 20th century. He invites his actor friends to his mansion near New York for Christmas. There is, of course, a mur


WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre. The Dresser is a wonderfully affectionate, irreverent, touching and intelligent play about the theatre. Set in the days of the tradition of the actor-manager – often a tyrannical figure, who demanded hard work, devotion and loyalty from the members of his company. The play revolves around the central relationship between ‘Sir’ an ageing actor-manager and his long-sufferin