Beyond the procurement and overseeing of the National and Regional events the Guild will maintain a high profile in matters affecting the non-professional Theatre. In 2010 the Guild announced three new member benefits relating to car and van hire for member theatres and their members, membership of the Mousetrap organisation that permits our Youth Leaders to obtain discounted West End and regional tickets, finally we have negotiated a free review of our theatre members’ insurance cover by well known and respected insurance brokers.   Member Theatres can also use the online tool Survey Monkey, where you can create and send surveys to your audience and membership.

Who Can Join

We welcome applications from Theatre Companies who:

  • have sole control over an established theatre
  • are independent and self-governing
  • produce a regular programme of stage plays
  • are non-commercial in character

Applications should include a list of plays produced and the last published financial statement. The support of two member theatres (who will visit the applicant’s theatre to watch two different productions) will also be required. This will be arranged by the Regional Secretary.

Whilst the admission procedure may initially appear inquisitorial it is not intended as such. Membership of any worthwhile profession, trade, college/university, golf club, squash, tennis or other club is something to be treated with respect. It is an objective to be attained by proven qualification, endeavour and standard, The achievement of membership to the Guild is something we hope will be declared with pride and shown on all publicity material of the member Theatres, It is not elitist except to indicate quality, dedication and good ‘theatre’.

To enquire about Guild membership, please contact us HERE>>

Member Communications

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