Stones In His Pockets

8 - 18 June 2022

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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 colour-conscious 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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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 2022/2023 Season

We’re thrilled to announce details of our upcoming 2022/2023 Season, coinciding with WT’s 75th Anniversary! Incoming Artistic Director Alan Long writes: Pulling together a season is always a challenge and a great pleasure, and my thanks go to my script-reading team Janice Everett, Jerry Radburn, Dave Wood, and Clare Bray, for their continued support over the past few months. My aim for this season has been to put together a collection of shows that focusses on encouraging audiences back into the theatre as we continue our post-COVID recovery. As such, I believe we’ve put toge

Introducing: Write@WT

WT are thrilled to announce the launch of our dedicated group for writing for performance led by Hedda Bird, whose recent writing credits include a celebrated new adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby produced at Oxford Playhouse. The group will be open to all those who are interested in writing for theatre, and will meet in-between productions at WT. Write@WT will give those involved a chance to share work and develop ideas, with an aim to produce regular rehearsed readings. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 18th May at Wokingham Theatre from 7:45pm. If you’re interested in coming or wo

AUDITION NOTICE: A Bunch of Amateurs

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. Synopsis Jefferson Steel is an arrogant, fading, Hollywood action hero with a recent run of flops to his name. No longer as young or attractive as he thinks he is, he desperately needs a boost to his career. His agent receives an appeal from a theatre company in England who want to invite a famous name to play King Lear in their next production. They are in deep financial strai

Remembering Richard Coleman

A few weeks ago, WT lost one of its most active, talented, and well-respected members, Richard Coleman. Any of our patrons that have seen a show at WT over the last 10-20 years will have seen his work on stage, with his talents as a scenic painter most often being deployed to design and paint all the floors of our sets. He also regularly helped design and coordinate sets, with recent highlights including the intricate and celebrated set for Hobson’s Choice and earlier in the season, The Government Inspector. Richard’s passing will have such an impact on the whole WT team, but none more so than