Rainham Theatrical Society


The Society stages six main productions every year (in January, March, May, July, September and November). The productions vary between classic drama, murder mysteries, comedies, pantomimes and musicals. In between these productions, the Society hosts occasional guest performers as well as additional performances by our Youth Group. The Society also actively participates in community events, such as the Dickens Festival, and several drama festivals.

Click here to see our latest productions www.oasthousetheatre.co.uk/productions.php[Outside view of Oasthouse Theatre]

All members work on a voluntary basis to build sets, make costumes and rehearse productions, as well as providing the front-of-house support, to ensure the ongoing success of the Oasthouse Theatre.

The Oasthouse Theatre is situated at the end of Stratford Lane (a cul-de-sac), just off the A2, Watling Street. The entrance to Stratford Lane is marked by a car dealership on one side and a row of shops (notably, a fish and chip shop) on the other.

If you fancy ‘treading the boards’, come along to the theatre, join up and find out when the next audition takes place.

Youth Group

The Society is proud of its thriving Youth Group. The group came into existence in 1995, having evolved from an earlier Junior section.

[Auditorium viewed from the stage]This section is for young people between the ages of 11 and 16 (although occasional exceptions are made for 16-18 year olds that fall into the two year overlap with eligibility for entry into the main company). These additional two years can be used as a transitional period into the main company whilst still retaining involvement and friends within the Youth Group.

The group meets every Wednesday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm and has a restricted membership (currently around 30 young people each year). The Group runs roughly in line with school terms between the end of January and November. Please enquire for up-to-date fees.

The aim is to teach young people the various skills required by budding actors (such as voice projection, movement, awareness and general stage presence) whilst also introducing the arts of the various backstage sections. This is achieved by workshops and lectures involving improvisation, play readings, and group work.

The Oasthouse Theatre

Stafford Lane  (Off High Street)

Call:  01634 372121

Visit our website   www.oasthousetheatre.co.uk

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