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Newbury theatre guide

Find out about theatre events coming up in and around Newbury and West Berkshire, reaching out to Oxford, Basingstoke and Reading. Follow us on Twitter Twitter: @NewburyTheatre. Email us at

Posters of forthcoming productions, audition notices and requests for help are belowBelow

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Newbury Theatre and Penny Post

Newbury Theatre has joined up with Penny Post to give updated theatre information, and it will also appear here. Penny Post is a great source of local information - if you don't know it already, I can thoroughly recommend it.

Online theatre

The National Theatre are making their NT Live recordings available online. You can subscribe for £9.98 a month or rent individual plays for £7.99.

You can search for reviews of previous productions - there are more than 1000 pages of them in the Archive!

Latest news

Date Item
11 JulReview of New Era Players' Waiting for Godot. Newbury Weekly News ("a very well-produced piece... the entire cast should be applauded... it was a brave choice and the players embraced the challenge head on").
10 JulReviews of the Watermill's Barnum. The Times ("great entertainment... brims with energy... impressive fun" ★★★★); Newbury Theatre ("a cracking pace... no weak links... brash, loud, energetic"); Broadway World ("dazzling production... an all-round talented cast" ★★★★); West End Best Friend ("a visual spectacle of circus, choreography and colour... astoundingly talented actor-musicians... a show that is a joy to be engulfed in" ★★★★★); thespyinthestalls.com ("a big bold production... a fun night out and certainly another hit" ★★★★); All That Dazzles ("a visual spectacular... visually thrilling and bundles of fun... fabulous production" ★★★★).
10 JulMikron Theatre Company have just two performances in this area of Jenny Lee at Caversham Court on 14th July and Woolhampton on 18th July.
4 JulReviews of Rabble Theatre's Glitch. Daily Telegraph ("powerful response to a national disgrace" ★★★★), Guardian ("dynamically delivered drama... superb quartet of actors" ★★★), Newbury Theatre ("the acting is faultless... very impressive and moving production"), West End Best Friend ("relevant and important... a powerful, emotional and fascinating 75-minute story" ★★★★★), thespyinthestalls.com ("This worthwhile and involving play certainly deserves a much wider showing" ★★★★).
30 JunReviews of Messy Kind's Chilli Con Carne. Newbury Theatre ("an unusual and enjoyable production"), London Pub Theatres ("a beautiful tale of grief, loss and hope and it breaks your heart in all the right places" ★★★★), londontheatre1.com ("a thoughtful yet facetious production" ★★★★), The Reviews Hub ("a kind of queer Geordie melodrama vibe" ★★★).
23 JunNew Era Players' Murder Mystery Evening is on 13th July at St George's Church Hall, Newbury.

Now and coming soon

Hannah MaskellHannah Maskell is a local conductor, vocal tutor and an aspiring musical theatre composer. Her latest new challenge this summer is a concert of her own original music and she could be looking for you to take part in this exciting premiere. Hannah plans to present a delightful evening of musical theatre showcasing her work at St Nicolas Church, Newbury. As a huge advocate for community music and bringing the arts to all, she is thrilled to offer this opportunity for local singers to be involved. Hannah says "we're looking to form this special choir to join in with 4 songs on the evening. I've been wanting to present my own work to the public since leaving university and I'm relishing teaching it to the choir. Above all, it's going to be such a lot of fun." The concert will be on 20th July 2024 and all are welcome to join or watch. Choir Rehearsals have started on Tuesday evenings in St Nics Church, Newbury with a dress rehearsal on 19th July. Contact if you would like to be involved.

New Era - ImprovNew Era Players invite you to our Improv in Drama sessions. Maybe you quite fancy trying your hand at drama, but don’t want to learn lines or face an audience? This could be just the spontaneous, fun and friendly activity for you! Sessions are fortnightly on Mondays at the New Era Theatre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU. Come and join us from 7-8pm, only £1 per session for members, and £3 for non-members. Please contact the organiser, Neil, rather than just turning up as dates are sometimes subject to change. For more information please contact Neil Taylor on 07761 061545 or email

Auditions and requests for help

New Era - backstage help wantedNew Era Players (Newbury) want backstage helpers.

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