The New Garrett Theatre (TNGT) is ‘an amateur theatre group with professional standards.’
We are a friendly and welcoming Community theatre company and we are always looking for new members to perform on stage or to help behind the scenes. If you haven’t done anything like this before, please don’t worry as you can be assured of a warm welcome and lots of support and encouragement for whatever role you wish to try.
The New Garrett Theatre performs a minimum of two shows per year. These would usually consist of a pantomime and either a scripted musical or musical revue. Our current venues are Atherton High School and St Mary’s Catholic High School. In addition, TNGT also takes part in local Community events such as Atherton Carnival and Proms in the Park as well as being invited to perform at private functions.
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at Atherton Conservative Club, Market Street, Atherton. As we approach opening night additional rehearsals will be scheduled which may include weekends, though these will usually take place during the day (12 noon – 6pm).
TNGT is primarily an adult theatre Company, however, the minimum age for membership is 11 years old. Under 16s must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Membership of under 16s will be at the discretion of the Committee and will be monitored on a show by show basis after assessing the suitability of the production for this age group.
All new members are required to undertake a small audition which will involve reading a short piece of scripted dialogue and singing an excerpt from a song of their choice. This will allow the Committee to make an initial assessment of the new member’s acting and singing capabilities. All members must agree to abide by and adhere to the Rules and Expectations of Membership.
Auditions for shows will be held at the discretion of the Producer / Director for that particular production. Where these do take place, these will be closed auditions and they will be performed to an audition panel of up to 5 people.
Membership fees are currently £20 per year for adults and £10 per year for children, students and unemployed. Weekly subs are £3 for adults and £2.00 for children and can be paid in cash, card, bank transfer or standing order. Subs are payable and will be charged for missed rehearsals where you are required to attend. Fees are reviewed annually at the AGM and are subject to change.
The New Garrett Theatre is available to book for any occasion with costs dependent on individual requirements. TNGT will work closely with the client and will create a personalised event with music and songs to suit the venue and any specific customer requests. This has proved very popular with customers and audiences alike as we can offer something very different. Common themes include but are not limited to: Old Style Music Hall; Pop through the Decades and Broadway Musicals.
We look forward to welcoming you to TNGT very soon.