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...
Season Closed - But More to Come!2016 /2017
The 2015/2016 Season is now closed. We would like to thank all Associates and friends for their support this year and we look forward to seeing you all again for the 2016/17 Season. We believe there will be lots to look forward to in our 2016/17 season – not least an exciting new start to the year. 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. We’re still deciding the exact make-up of the show but we’re pretty sure we can promise you a good night out. Also, we’re currently considering options for the two remaining shows but we do know that we will be returning to our traditional format of a full-length production – just like all the other plays you’ve enjoyed over the years at Nailsea Little Theatre. And Who knows? It might just be that one of the ideas we have comes to fruition and we’re able to give you a reminder of one of your favourite TV sitcoms. No promises at this stage, but we’re working on it. Whatever, our new season will still be great value for money for you all – three great nights out at your local theatre for just £25 when you sign up for/renew your associate membership
The next NLT Club event for your diary is the Annual General Meeting. The date is Friday 29th July 2016. This is your opportunity to have a say in how NTC is run so please make every effort to come along. An open evening has also been organised for 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 and to try and further enhance what we produce we are pleased to announce the appointment of long term NLT member Vicki Hyde as Artistic Director. Vicki’s experience and enthusiasm will no doubt assist greatly in the development of NLT and we wish her well in her new role. More details of Next Season’s shows will be available in due course and for those of you who might be wondering when Next Season becomes This Season – it is after the AGM!
Also for those Associates who wish to renew their membership for the 2016/2017 Season and for those of our audience who would like to become Associates the 2016/2017 renewal form is now available to download from the membership page…….(click Read More and/or the title to see the full post)