Did you know that everyone here at Bishop Auckland Theatre Society, from the actors you see to the crew that you don't, are all volunteers and are here because we love what we do!
We work hard to give you, our local community, quality performances close to home. One of our aims is to make theatre accessible to as many people as possible. That's why our ticket prices are so low and have been for many years. For comparison, for the price of a family of four going to see a regional theatre pantomime*, twelve people could come along to ours and have some change for the bar...
All that said, whilst we love what we do that sadly doesn't mean that it's free to put on a production. From venue hire to backdrops, from costumes to microphones, each production costs somewhere in the range of £2000 - £3000. So with that in mind, we're asking those who are fortunate enough to be able to help to consider donating a little to our society to keep community theatre alive in Bishop Auckland. We've been going since the 1930s and we don't want to stop now!
Please consider donating to #SUPPORTLOCALTHEATRE
* 2019 Season at a nearby regional theatre for similar dates and seats.
Our Regular Supporters
Please consider visiting the local businesses that kindly help us continue our work.
Tell them we sent you!
The team at Spice Lounge help us stage our Dinner Murder Mystery evenings.
Bishop FM help us get the word out about our productions.
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