New Members Information

The Wilmslow Green Room Society welcomes members of all ages

Join our Society and get involved in the life of the theatre!

If you would like further details about the Society, please feel free to contact Hilary Pinnock (Membership Liaison) who will contact you about how you can get involved. It would help if you provide her with your name, what areas of the theatre you might be interested in, and if possible a contact phone number.

If you wish to join, you would like a brochure or membership details, email the registrar with your name, address, what areas of the theatre you might be interested in, and if possible a contact phone number.

OR If you wish to join immediately, you can download a membership form.
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Return to the address on the form with the relevant membership fee.

Adults may join as full or social members; young people under 21 join as juniors or students. All members receive regular copies of the Society's Newsletter with details of forthcoming productions and social events.

Founded in 1924, we are one of the oldest Amateur Dramatic Societies in the country. In the beginning, as 'strolling players', we performed wherever a venue could be found. Following a superb fundraising effort in 1989 a Victorian cottage and old shirt factory were converted into the modern theatre you see today. The WRGS operates as an amateur dramatic society and as a theatre.

The Society

The Society stages five regular in-house productions each season with an open-air productions at Gawsworth Hall and Quarry Mill in June/July.

We welcome members of all ages

You can join as a Full or Social member

There are reduced membership rates for young members, and for youngsters involved in the Saturday Drama Groups

All members are entitled to concessionary ticket prices, and everyone is welcome to join all social events.

Full membership (including students and juniors) allows you to become involved with every aspect of theatre life and productions. This could include backstage, wardrobe, properties, stage management, acting, directing, sound, lighting, set design and social events.

Social membership entitles you to join in with regular events run by the WGRS' Social Committee; members organise social events throughout the year all of which are publicised in the Newsletter and on the notice board at the Green Room. Plus you can be involved with set construction, wardrobe, coffee and bar duties, befriending new members and front of house duties.

We offer you a friendly welcome!

Why not get involved?

You don't have to be an expert! With hundreds of jobs involved in running a Society, theatre and season of plays there are opportunities front of house and backstage to act or help with productions, and to support the very practical tasks undertaken.

If you feel ready for some fun, want to make new friends and are not averse to the occasional challenge then this could be the place for you.

Committees ensure the smooth running of the Society, overseeing finances, policies and membership, and organising the Season's five productions.

The Theatre Management Committee is responsible for the building and its maintenance, general housekeeping and security, and for organising the Bar on a rota basis.

The Play and Stage committee help with the selection of plays and Directors are chosen to direct operations. They work with actors, stage managers, stage crews, wardrobe and props to turn a script into a staged play. Stage Managers and assistants organise the building of sets and oversee backstage seating arrangements, observing safety and fire regulations, and liaising closely with technical and front of house members. House Managers are made aware of safety issues for the protection of the audience, and act as hosts for productions. The Social Committee devises the Season's social events organising rotas for volunteers to help during productions and members are encouraged to help with coffee and bar duties. Members can look forward to theatre trips, car treasure hunts and even an occasional duck race! The annual Christmas Brass Band is a perennial favourite. Committees work continually throughout the year and help is welcomed with all the above.

Members involved with Publicity promote awareness of the Society and its five regular productions, developing links with the media and producing promotional materials. Plus the Committee produces a regular Newsletter, distributed to all members.

Involvement in any aspect is the best way to get to know people and become an active member of the Wilmslow Green Room Society. Enthusiasm and commitment and a certain amount of time are all that's required and in return you'll find us a friendly and welcoming society. Help is welcomed at all levels including the delivery of Newsletters and leaflets, coffee and bar duties and cleaning up.

The Society is a member of the Greater Manchester Drama Federation, (GMDF), and the Little Theatre Guild (LTG). The LTG was formed in 1946 and has expanded to 100 member theatres throughout the UK. Workshops are organised during the year, actively supported by WGRS' members.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact Hilary Pinnock (Membership Liaison) who will contact you about how you can get involved. It would help if you provide her with your name, what areas of the theatre you might be interested in, and if possible a contact phone number.

 
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