New members are always welcome!
Fancy “Treading the Boards”?
Interested in costume and wardrobe?
Like tinkering with light and sound machines?
Or are you an enthusiastic theatre person wanting to help out on the night with ushering or serving drinks?
The Repertory Society is an entirely voluntary organisation. There are many ways in which people can become involved with the theatre, including:
Open auditions are held at our theatre for all our productions. Look for audition notices on our Facebook page, our newsletter and the Marlborough Express.
Lighting and Sound
Like tinkering with technology? Then this area will interest you.
Set Construction and Props
All productions require sound, lighting, costumes, props and a set. A set has to be built and decorated. Properties (Props) have to be made, or collected. Carpentry, creativity, artistic and painting skills are useful here.
When the production is underway, we need a stage manager and backstage crew behind scenes changing the set between scenes, helping actors with quick changes, and bringing on and taking off props.
We have a large wardrobe full of period pieces, uniforms, the fun, the weird… but it is never enough. If you fancy sorting out clothes for a production then this is for you. (Sewing skills are useful)
Front of House
If you enjoy meeting people then this is the place for you. Every show requires Front of House staff. Organisation, communicating, box office, greeting people, taking tickets, ushering, serving refreshments at interval, making our audiences feel welcome, are all part of Front of House.
This is an essential part of any production. Without publicity, people wouldn’t know about our shows or our theatre. We rely on enthusiastic organisers who can prepare and distribute publicity material, ads and posters, and coordinate with newspapers and radio to promote the production.
We are always looking for directors of plays. If you are an experienced director or you would like to learn how to direct a play, we would love to hear from you.
There are many facets to theatre and there may be another area that has not been mentioned that could interest you. You may just be interested in being a member of our audience and keen to support the Boathouse. We occasionally hold club nights and visits to other theatres.
The Marlborough Repertory Society committee is elected at the AGM each year.
If there is anything more that you would like to know about our theatre, please visit the Contact Us page for details on how to get in touch with us.