We regret to inform you that, during our last show, The wizard of Oz 2017, Atherton Community School made the decision to no longer
allow us to perform within their facility. As a result, we have unfortunately had to cancel this year’s Summer Production whilst we
source a suitable venue. As a longstanding Atherton community group (24 years), we rely on the support of local residents to watch
and support our shows and we are fully committed to serving this community. However, finding a stage as large as the one at the school,
with the same facilities and with such a central location to our town is proving challenging. We are currently looking for suitable
local venues and hope to be back on the stage as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are performing a number of gigs within the
Atherton area over the Summer so please watch this space. This is sad news but we hope we can find a solution to continue to serve
Thank you all for your continued support.
The show must go on!
The New Garrett Theatre was formed in January 1994
initially by three people. Additional people were brought in
to help run the company more as a business than a society.
Garrett Hall School in Tyldesley was its first home hence
the name "New Garrett" and advertisements were placed in the
local newspapers for members. A few people were approached
directly and asked to help out in the first production and
some still remain with the company today. Response to the
advertisement was excellent and the company's first
production, "Half of Everything" was staged from the 10th to
13th August 1994. The show was a success and attracted more
people to join.
In January 1995 the company performed its second production "Cinderella". Again this was well received and the company moved on to its third production "The Good Old Days". From nothing we had staged three Shows in fourteen months. All productions were self-funding and we started to invest in state of the art sound equipment, a project that is still ongoing today. Whilst working on the next production "A World of Music", it became clear the company had outgrown the facilities at Garrett Hall School and so in 1995 an alternative venue, Formby Hall in Atherton, was sought. The theatre company continued to expand and in 1999 a democratic Committee was formed.
Due to the closure of Formby Hall
the Company were on the move once again and at the end of
2015 The New Garrett Theatre re-located to
The New Garrett Theatre is also available to book for clubs, pubs, private parties etc. The company chooses the music to suit the venue and customer needs. This has proved very popular with clients and audiences as we can offer something different from the normal run of the mill cabaret act.
The New Garrett Theatre is a friendly, welcoming theatre company and is always looking for new members on stage and behind the scenes. Even if you haven't done anything like this before, don't worry because you will receive a warm welcome and training for whatever role you wish to try.
We need you!
Come along and be a part of our Theatre!
Sing, dance, act, produce, direct, set design, costume design, make-up.
We hold rehearsals every Monday evening at the Atherton Conservative Club at 7:30pm-10pm.
Or why not try backstage, front of house or be on the committee?