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,March, April, May and June, usually during the third week of the month. They run from Tuesday to Saturday, starting at 7:15pm, with a matinee performance only 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 for 2016/2017 Season are:

  • Adult - £78
  • Student - £39

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

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