Newport Playgoers Society
Newport Playgoers Society (NPS), based in the Dolman Theatre, provides the
main amateur dramatic outlet in the city. We have been around since 1924 and
have administered the Dolman Theatre since 1967.
Our plays are staged in September, October, November, December (youth
production), January, February, April, May and June, usually during the third
week of the month. They run from Wednesday to Saturday, starting at 7:15pm,
with an additional matinee performance at 2:30pm on the Saturday.
At any given moment, there are normally three plays in rehearsal.
For some time we have been invited to perform at the Minack Theatre in
Cornwall every two or three years.
NPS is, at its heart, a membership society which offers opportunities to
contribute in a variety of ways. Many of these are directly related to what
goes on on-stage but we rely heavily on volunteers to carry out essential
ancillary tasks like administration, staffing the bar, selling sweets and ice
creams, creating floral decorations, stewarding, publicity,etc.
BUT, if you want to join just to watch the plays, that's fine. Most of our
members fall into this category. The annual subscription includes admission to
all the adult productions at a discounted rate.
Current subscription rates or 2012/2013 season are:
- Adult - £70
- Student - £35
Reduced rates are available for direct debit payments:
- Adult - £60
- Student - £30
If you wish to take out a subscription, please contact Lisa using the
contact details found on the Contact Us page.
For more information about the Playgoers, visit their blog at newportplaygoers.wordpress.com