Welcome to Nailsea Little Theatre
Nailsea Theatre Club was formed in 1963 by a few dedicated enthusiasts. Since then it has had a continuous programme of successful productions and currently presents three plays a year. Some years ago the club became a registered charity and as a consequence was able to obtain a National Lottery grant to extend the premises - an old Methodist Chapel which is used for rehearsals, scenery building, social events and productions. The new extensions were opened by our past president, Tom Williams, in June 1996. Since the start of the 2011 season the premises at Union Street have become known as Nailsea Little Theatre.
Our doors are open
July 1963, a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, the place - Westway, Nailsea, and two young men are talking over their garden walls and taking a rest from cutting the grass. Only a year before, they had moved to the village - one from London and the other from Newcastle. This conversation wasn't much different from many the two had enjoyed over the past 12 months until one magic word was mentioned - THEATRE. This became common ground for both of them and a basis for much eager discussion in the months ahead.
This Seasons Productions...
Talking Heads and Deckchairs17th - 21st October 2016
We’re planning something a little bit different for our first show in October – a series of short one-act plays which will go together to make up a night to remember at our beautiful theatre. The evening will comprise two of the Deckchairs series by Jean McConnell, directed by Connie Walker and two Alan Bennett monologues (Her Big Chance and Soldiering On) directed by Vicki Hyde and Graham Tyson. Please also note that for operational reasons the final performance of this Show will be on Friday 21st October and there will be no Saturday evening performance. Those Associates who would normally attend on Saturday will be accommodated on other nights. Our second and third Shows of the Season will run as normal Also, we’re currently finalising the two remaining shows but we do know that we will be returning to our traditional format of a full-length production. Details of our Season can be found on the What's On page and tickets for our first Show are now available and can be ordered from the Box Office telephone 0777 298 1037, opening times Monday to Friday 09.00 - 17.00 and Saturday 09.00 - 12.00 noon. For all other enquiries call 0782 653 7397.
The next NLT Club event for your diary is the Open Evening on the 9th September 2016. For full details of this and other NLT events don’t forget also to check out the “What’s On” page on this site and you can also now find us on facebook. Take a look and if you like what you see please show! We hope that this extra line of communication will make it even easier for you find out what we are up to. Also check out our subtly updated logo and the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the new sign on Queens Road so now there is no excuse for not knowing where we are!
Plans are also now well under way for Next Season as revealed elsewhere on the What’s On page. Regarding the first Show please note that for operational reasons the final performance of this Show will be on Friday 21st October and there will be no Saturday evening performance. Those Associates who would normally attend on Saturday will be accommodated on other nights. Our second and third Shows of the Season will run as normal. Tickets are now available for the first Show and also for the Jenny Wren production Remember Remember in November. See the Ticket Availability page for more details……….(click Read More and/or the title to see the full post)