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The Wilmslow

Green Room

Society


 

Origins

Founded in 1924, the Wilmslow Green Room Society is one of the oldest Amateur Dramatic Societies in the UK. In the beginning we were "strolling players" performing wherever a venue could be found. In 1989, after a superb fund raising effort, a victorian cottage and an old shirt factory were converted into a modern theatre. After 65 years the society had its own home. 

Activities

The theatre has seating capacity for up to 85 and provides access and facilities for wheelchair users.
 
Our programme of productions is chosen to provide a varied and challenging season of plays, using innovative and adventurous stage designs, and is well supported by local people.
 
Refreshments of tea or coffee are available during the interval, or, if you prefer, you can buy drinks from the bar, which is open until 11pm each evening during,and after, productions.
 
On Saturday mornings, except during July and August, the coffee bar is open to the public from 10.30am - 12 noon. Here you will get a warm welcome from members and have an opportunity to look around our premises.
 
An active social committee organises a full programme of events throughout the season, and our publicity committee keep you up to date with all details of these and forthcoming events.

Wardrobe

Costumes are available for hire from the theatre each Tuesday evening from 7pm until 9pm except during performance weeks.

For specific queries, you can email the Wardrobe.

Patronage

The society welcomes support from the business community and from individuals in its fund raising activities. You may help by sponsoring a season or individual plays or providing raffle prizes and donations towards theatre equipment.
 
The society will make available an area for the sole use of sponsors to display their goods and services. For further information please mail us.

Membership

Amateur theatre offers a variety of challenges - not simply acting, but set design, scenery building, make-up, wardrobe, stage lighting and sound. You don't have to be an expert, just come with enthusiasm and commitment and you'll find a friendly welcome whatever your interest - and AGE IS NO BARRIER.
 
The Green Room has a thriving Youth Theatre Group. Drama Groups meet on Saturdays at the Theatre, and the children have many opportunities to perfom, with every effort taken to cast them in the season's plays where appropriate.
 

Interested in becoming a new member? Click the link or mail us.


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Wilmslow Green Room Society is a registered charity.

Society Constitution
Society Rules


 

Tickets for the
Green Room Theatre

(01625) 540933

All shows start at 7:45pm (unless otherwise stated). Ticket prices (2016-2017 season) are:
 
Non-Members £9
Members £7
 
You may order tickets:

  • Book on-line directly through Ticketsource via this link. This enables you to select your own seats. A small booking charge is levied.
  • Send postal bookings with a stamped-addressed envelope to the Green Room at any time. These will be processed only during the booking period, with priority for members.
    The Ticket Secretary,
    The Green Room Theatre,
    85 Chapel Lane,
    Wilmslow,
    Cheshire
    SK9 5JH

  • Book via the Ticket-Line answerphone (01625 540933), with calls back only to those whose booking cannot be accommodated. The answerphone opens for bookings on the Monday before the first Saturday Box Office opening at the theatre. You can reserve tickets and then collect them at a Saturday Box Office opening following your order. Any reserved tickets not be paid for in advance may be sold unless collected before 7:30 on the night of the performance.

  • The Box Office is open at the Green Room between 11am and 12 noon on any of the four Saturdays leading up to and including the first night.


 
And if you enjoy the show...
...or have any comments about the production, our theatre or this web site
- please mail us.

Open-air Theatre

Every year we have an open-air production at Gawsworth Hall and Quarry Bank Mill. This year's production is Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn.

GAWSWORTH HALL
30th June to 2nd July 2016

QUARRY BANK GARDENS, STYAL
8th, 9th July 2016


  How to find us

Wilmslow is situated in Cheshire, about 10 miles south of Manchester on the A34.
From the M56, take the A538 at Junction 6.
From the M6, take Junction 19 to Knutsford and turn left in Knutsford on to the B5085.
 
The theatre is on Chapel Lane, directly opposite the end of Buckingham Road
and next door to SC & P Jones (bathrooms).
 
85 Chapel Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire
SK9 5JH
Telephone Number (for the theatre only): 01625 539845
Telephone Number (box office): 01625 540933