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President: Sir Michael Gambon          Postcode for Sat Nav: DA1 4NP
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The Theatre is currently Closed

18th March until to be advised 2020

Audition Information

Following our Season Launch at the beginning of June, we have had a very positive response from our acting members, all keen to audition for the plays which we have announced as our 2020/21 Season.

And since the Launch we have been very focussed on trying to develop a road map for the process of auditioning plays, rehearsing them and ultimately re-opening the Theatre to welcome back our loyal audience, many of whom have been in touch with words of encouragement.

Of course we have had to pay very close attention to the Government Guidance for the Performing Arts and, as you may know, we are for the time being still constrained by that because the relaxations which the Government has recently announced apply only to professional theatres.

That Guidance was last updated on 10 July 2020 and the hope must be that it will be updated again in the near future, perhaps bringing the huge number of non-professional theatres in the UK in line with their professional counterparts.

However, as matters stand we have reluctantly decided that there is now no realistic prospect of us being able to open our doors to an audience in October this year. So, adopting the contingency plan which is already in place, the production of Pygmalion will now be postponed until the beginning of the 2021/2 season, with new production dates of 9-16 October 2021.

Nevertheless we remain positive about the possibility of holding auditions for the whole Season, using an appointment system, during the early weeks of the autumn. We have tentatively identified 13 and 20 September 2020 as possible audition dates, but we cannot confirm those dates until we see some relaxation of the Guidance. So if you are keen to audition, please watch this space for further announcements.

And if you have not already done so, Click here to download and complete the audition form and then email it to the relevant director(s) and to the email address on the form. You'll find director's email addresses on their audition information here on the website.  (If you are interested in more than one play you can say so on the form). 

We know that all our GWT audience members are anxious to know when the theatre will re-open and when they can start booking seats. Please be assured that we will let you know as soon as we are sure that we can open the theatre safely but if you have any queries about booking tickets in the meantime, please contact our Box Office Manager, Lesley Robins, on 0208 857 8664 OR


28th July 2020