Shipley Little Theatre

Shipley Little Theatre

Community based theatre in Shipley, West Yorkshire

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Making Light – auditions done!

Thank you very much to all who attended, Making Light is now fully cast and under rehearsal.  First performance will be as part of the Saltaire Festival, then it’ll be on a celebratory tour of old Jack. Look out for us, we’ll keep you updated

Making Light! Auditions coming

300 years ago to the day (if the day happens to be the 15th August) a boy was born who would grow up to be a pioneer of the road network in Yorkshire. If you travel about Yorkshire to this very day you’ll have travelled […]

Spring is Sprung!

Spring is Sprung!

Hope you’re all enjoying the warmer weather!

Spring is here, along with all the birdsong, blossoms and ice-cream vans, and in an old school hall in one corner of Shipley, rehearsals are well under way for our upcoming production of Pantoland’s Got Talent!

(Oh no they aren’t!)

OH YES THEY ARE!

Show dates are set for the 12th and the 14th of May – for more information and where to get tickets, go to our ‘It’s Showtime’ page! Join us – it’s going to be fantastic!

In other news, we’re in pre-production of two great upcoming shows, Making Light, by local playwright Eddie Lawler and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which is being put together by our Small Productions Team.

If you fancy getting involved, fear not, we’ll update you when auditions are announced, and if you have any questions, or a show you’d like us to consider for our 2018 program, email our secretary at lauren@shipleylittletheatre.org.uk

Happy February!

Happy February!

The thing with these website things is you need to update them or looks like you’ve gone away. We haven’t gone away. Oh by giddy crikey we haven’t. I’ll bang a longer more detailed post on here later, but for now we’re doing a pantomime! […]

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

We have got to get on top of this website malarkey. Ok, first season down and what’s emerging is a rather lovely group. It’s not finished, I want to see more people involved, but the ones we have are supportive and energetic. We have a […]

A month and a half in!

A month and a half in!

We need photos. Photos are good. In the meantime we had our 6th meeting! Amazing how it flies. I have to say people are coming together well. Very well, I can only hope this energy continues.

We’ve been offered a very good panto, and a very good play by a local writer. All we need now… all we need now is rehearsal space. All this potential, all this energy and as of today nowhere to put it. We’ll find somewhere though. We’ll find somewhere.

In the meantime the open workshops are every Tuesday. They’re fulfilling their purpose; it’s a place for new people to join where they can jump straight in instead of having to wait possibly months for the gap between productions. It’s a meeting ground for the whole company, very important to stop different casts coming adrift of each other. It’s a place where actors can learn to work together, gaining a familiarity with each other they can take forward into productions. It’s a place where directors can get to know the actors. Our auditions are open, but in the end if the actor and director have a working relationship, then that’s an advantage, can’t deny it. If you want to be cast it will help to get to a Tuesday. Everyone is welcome from beginner to experienced.

We must take some photos.

Nearly a week since the first meeting

Nearly a week since the first meeting

It went very well, thank you everyone who turned up. If you’re reading this wondering if you should turn up then I have to say definitely. The energy was good, people worked well together, and the experienced people and the beginners worked superbly together. All […]

First Public Meeting – Kirkgate Centre. Shipley Town Centre, Tuesday 13th September 7.00pm

First Public Meeting – Kirkgate Centre. Shipley Town Centre, Tuesday 13th September 7.00pm

Hey guess when our first public meeting is? Uncanny. Yes, the first public meeting will be in the very marvellous Kirkgate Centre, just up the road from the Wilco’s, opposite the Town Hall, 2 mins walk from the market square bus stops, 10 minutes walk […]

Play is good for you

Play is good for you

Excellent talk, well worth a look.

“So what does play do for the brain? Well, a lot.

Nothing lights up the brain like play. Three-dimensional play fires up the cerebellum, puts a lot of impulses into the frontal lobe — the executive portion — helps contextual memory be developed

the opposite of play is not work, it’s depression.”

Welcome to SLT!

Welcome to SLT!

Shipley Little Theatre Three things must ye know about Shipley Little Theatre: It’s in Shipley. It’s quite small We’ve forgotten the third one. It’ll come to us though. This is a holding page while Pete, our mighty web designer is away on tour. Fear not […]


Panto Season!

Spring is Sprung!

Spring is Sprung!

Hope you’re all enjoying the warmer weather!

Spring is here, along with all the birdsong, blossoms and ice-cream vans, and in an old school hall in one corner of Shipley, rehearsals are well under way for our upcoming production of Pantoland’s Got Talent!

(Oh no they aren’t!)

OH YES THEY ARE!

Show dates are set for the 12th and the 14th of May – for more information and where to get tickets, go to our ‘It’s Showtime’ page! Join us – it’s going to be fantastic!

In other news, we’re in pre-production of two great upcoming shows, Making Light, by local playwright Eddie Lawler and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which is being put together by our Small Productions Team.

If you fancy getting involved, fear not, we’ll update you when auditions are announced, and if you have any questions, or a show you’d like us to consider for our 2018 program, email our secretary at lauren@shipleylittletheatre.org.uk


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