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About Playhouse Theatre Whitstable
In 1945 the Vicar of All Saints Church invited Ralph Lindley to form a drama society in the town as part of a post war social renewal project. Since then the Lindley Players have been operating out of Whitstable, putting on fantastic amateur theatre productions that range from modern to classic to musical.
During their initial 30 years the Lindleys were putting on productions at a variety of different locations. It wasn’t until 1978 when the society acquired the old United Reformed Church on Whitstable High Street and began transforming it into the Playhouse Theatre that you can visit today. Nowadays the theatre possesses a flourishing roster of talented individuals across a wide spectrum of specialties, as well as top of the range production equipment. The group is always keen to expand its ranks and welcomes the public to attend open days where you can browse its facilities.
The Lindley Players are well known for the high calibre of their in-house productions, garnering multiple awards at the Kent Drama Festival over the years. On top of this one can attend music concerts from travelling groups and watch real time streams of London productions through the National Theatre Live project. Additionally, they offer a costume and prop hire service where people can rent costumes from an extensive catalogue.
Teens should also be aware that a youth group operate out of the theatre as part of the Lindleys. Here they can have the opportunity to put on productions together on the big stage and learn valuable skills operating the lighting and sound equipment. The Playhouse Theatre is one of the creative cornerstones of Whitstable and provides excellent entertainment for incredible value for money.
More information on current and upcoming performances as well as further information about memberships and other services can be found on the Playhouse website.