Welcome to the Virtual-Lancaster Performance Gallery - featuring local
performance artists and entertainers listings below.
For local theatre venue info see the
Guide - Theatre Section
Demi-Paradise Productions was founded by Stephen Tomlin in
2000 to perform indoor promenade productions of classical plays at Lancaster
Castle – one of Britain’s last great working castles.
The company’s interpretations of Shakespeare’s Richard
11 (2000), Measure For Measure (2001), Macbeth (2002)
& All’s Well That Ends Well (2004), have reflected
the history and continuing use of the building as a royal fortress,
prison and courts; playing to capacity houses and generating rave reviews.
In addition, Deck
The Hall With Boughs of Holly, the company’s Yuletide concert,
is an annual fixture at both the castle and at Hoghton
Tower, near Preston.
Contact : To be added to the Lancaster Castle events mailing list tel:
01524 64998 or see the castle
Started in 1990 by Ginny Scott & David Ash as an after school class for young people.
It now has over a hundred pupils in 12 different classes and runs adult classes too. A number of students have
gone on to work professionally.
Info and syllabus tel: 01524 62819
The Hornby Occasionals
We are a 30-year old operatic society which performs a full-on Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at the Hornby Institute (in Hornby), where we also meet and rehearse.
State Theatre Co.
Andrews and Christine Bissell are a splendidly versatile two person
theatre company of national repute. Their Truncated Theatre repertoire
includes several slightly esoteric, very funny 30-minute outdoor shows.
Their indoor shows can turn your entire hall into a role-playing themepark
with dramatic and hilarious developments. Expect to see them locally
at the Maritime Festival, the Georgian Festival and, of course, the
Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society
Formed in 1891. The society produces at least one show every year.
See LADOS on facebook too.
Thriving amateur drama group which approaches its work very
"professionally." They first started performing in the 1920's,
and bought the Grand Theatre in 1950 to save it from demolition. Ever
since that time, the club has balanced its time between
theatrical productions and the continuous work involved in running,
maintaining and restoring an historic building. They currently produce
five plays per season, including a Christmas Show which is specifically
aimed at a junior audience, as well as one-act plays, a youth theatre
production and productions at other venues.
Footlights offers its members a wide variety of theatrical experience,
and is glad to tap the specific interests of individual members; so
whether you are keen to act, or to learn about backstage work or wardrobe, or about operating a busy theatre on the national touring circuit
there will always be a place for you in the club.
University Theatre Group
LUTG is one of the biggest and most active societies on campus. It's our dedication to stage at least three shows every term – all directed, produced, managed and performed by students, giving you the opportunity to see your favourite shows brought to life. Whether you're an actor, singer, producer, director, writer, stage manager – as long as you are an LU student, LUTG has something for you!
For general enquiries
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read reviews of the LUTG's productions in our reviews
Highly recommended live-writing event with local authors and performers.
Held on the 3rd Friday of every month at The Storey. Events comprise open mic session, poets, writers,
comedy. music and hugely popular annual slam competitions.
Warton Drama Group
Established over 25 years. The Village Hall has been the main venue
for the performances, though there have been some memorable productions
in the grounds of the Old Rectory. The actors come from many of the
Lune villages and range in age from 10 to 65 plus! The emphasis is always
on quality productions and, as a result, we usually put on only one
performance per year.
Contact tel: 01524 734223
We Are Improv
Improvisation is acting without a script. We play games and create scenes. We believe that improvisation should be played in a safe and encouraging environment, where everyone has their chance to shine! There are many different types of improvisation ranging from short games seen on "Whose line is it anyway?" to improvised plays or musicals. We like to have a dabble in as many different styles as possible. Every show is always filled with laughter. See also facebook.
54 High Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PS.
Tel: 01524 811025.
The company provides excellent family shows for and with children aged
between six and twelve years.
We specialise in good storylines, whether ancient parables, folk tales
or new writing. We hope to encourage, stimulate and challenge a child's
imagination by introducing them to the exciting world of theatre.
Whirlwind Theatre Productions is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee,
registered in England and Wales No. 4757340. "We rely on sponsorship
to keep ticket prices at an affordable level and offer the community
projects to children for free."