Friday, August 05, 2011

BRENTWOOD'S GREAT THEATRE

Theatre Administrator Mark Reed  recently commented "We are proud that we are often called 'the jewel in the crown of Brentwood' and, as a community theatre, our staff and volunteers will do all they can to make you welcome. Whether you come along to perform on stage, or else you purchase a ticket for one of the many shows on offer, our aim is to always ensure that you have a great night out.   Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Rd, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AG   Tel: 01277 230833  mark@brentwood-theatre.org

A brief history

Brentwood Theatre – the community theatre for Brentwood, Havering and beyond – opened in December 1993 following fifteen years of campaigning and fundraising by a dedicated core of theatre followers who collectively realised that Brentwood was the largest town in England without a dedicated theatre space.  We aim to provide the people of Brentwood and the surrounding areas with a vibrant, artistically challenging community theatre offering a wide-ranging programme in the performing arts.

Since opening, our popularity has grown and grown. We now regularly see over 17,500 visitors every year, coming along to see a wide variety of productions. Most of the shows are performed by non-professional (‘amateur’) companies who rehearse in local halls, arrange costumes, build scenery etc etc and bring in their finished production to us for your entertainment. Over forty groups regularly use Brentwood Theatre for their shows, and many of them now consider us their ‘home’.

Under our events diary, you will be able to find details of shows coming up over the next few months. As soon as we have the details of a show, we add it here online so please do come back and check from time to time.

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