Wanting to join as a new cast member?? 

Where and when are rehearsals held?

Rehearsals are held on a Monday evening 7:30pm – 10:00pm at Atherton Conservative Club which is situated on Market Street, Atherton.  It is the large white building on the corner opposite Quality Save.

If extra rehearsals are required in the run up to a show these will be held on another week night between 7pm-10pm or a Sunday daytime eg: 11am – 6pm.

Some rehearsals will be held at Atherton Community School as this is where our shows are performed.

How many shows do you perform each year?

We perform a pantomime in January and generally produce a musical performance in July/August depending on when the school is available.  We also have the opportunity to perform gigs in the local area and these are as and when requested by a venue or community group.

Do you accept members of any age group?

We do accept most age groups however we ask that any youth members are at least High School age ie: 11+

Our rehearsals each week finish 10pm.  In  the run up to, and especially, show week this can be much later and cast members are expected to stay until the end of rehearsal.  It is not unusual on the week of the show to finish rehearsals after 11pm and this may be on a night where children have to be in school the following day, but again all cast members are expected to stay regardless of age.   Please bear this in mind If you are hoping to join our group.

Whilst we are happy to accept under 16’s they do need to be aware that not all shows will have parts for them.  We will, however, always do our best to involve them if possible.

If you wish to join please drop us an email to thenewgarretttheatre@hotmail.com and our recruitment officer will be in touch.

I’m a complete novice and have never been on stage before, is this ok?

Yes many of our members have never been on stage previously and just fancy giving it a go. 

I’d like to be involved but am not sure I want to be on stage, is there something else I could do?

Of course.  No show can go on without stage crew, lighting crew, sound crew, make up, costumes, set building, front of house, directors, producers, choreographers etc.  There are so many jobs to do that you may be able to bring your skills to help with these.

And, as some of those jobs are generally only needed for show week (and maybe the odd day in the run up), helping behind the scenes may suit you better to fit in with your other commitments.


How much does it cost to join?

Currently our membership fees are:

Adults: £20 per year

Youths/students/unwaged (concessions): £10 per year

This will cover you for all performances during the year.

In addition to annual memberships we also charge weekly subs, these are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions.


How can I keep updated about upcoming shows?

You can keep updated through our website and facebook.

Just search on the internet for The New Garrett Theatre and you will find us at www.tngt.co.uk

We also have a facebook page and a group. Just search for @thenewgarretttheatre to find us and give us a like.

The website and facebook pages are kept up to date with lots of information and there is also a link to book tickets to our shows.

How do I book tickets for shows?

Tickets are booked through Ticket Source www.ticketsource.co.uk/tngt.  This is a very straight forward method which allows you to choose your seats and pay for your tickets by card.  You are sent an email with your ticket confirmation which you can either print off or, alternatively, just bring the email confirmation on your phone.   Please note there is a small booking fee.

If you do not have access to the internet please contact our ticket line on 07927760072 and the tickets can be booked on your behalf.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered, how can I contact you?

You can contact us through facebook, or email thenewgarretttheatre@hotmail.com