About Wilmslow Green Room
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.
There is a full archive on this website of almost all our productions since our formation in 1924. The archive lists all plays and cast and crew where these are known. If you have any programmes or photos of past performances which are not covered, we would love to hear from you. Who played which role in a play 30 years ago? Look it up in our archive.
The theatre has seating capacity for up to 102 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, coffee and ice cream 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, when the box office is open, 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.
Costumes are available for hire from our theatre wardrobe department. It is open every Tuesday evening from 7pm until 9pm except during August and performance weeks.
For a specific query, you can email the Wardrobe Department by clicking HERE.
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.
For further information about joining the Wilmslow Green Room, please see the JOIN US page.
The Sheila Hine Award
The Sheila Hine Award is “an annual award, to any member of the society nominated by other members as having contributed during the year previous in some significant way. This could be for any type of work, on stage or behind the scenes, in connection with plays or social events, theatre maintenance or promotion“.
The award is made at the AGM. Any member is entitled to nominate any other member as a recipient of the award. By tradition the award committee consists of the vice chairman and the two previous recipients. Past recipients:
2020 – Olive Bradbury (posthumous award)
2019 – Di James
2018 – Mark Seyler
2017 – Mike Rogerson
2016 – Pat Barrow & Jacque Bilsborough
2015 – Denise Soussi & Chris Hills
2014 – Bruce Williams
2013 – Peter de la Wyche
2012 – Adele Taylor