Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights! Our short play competition, now it's 12th year, is open for entries. We are looking for short plays, 10-20 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in September. This is your chance to get your work staged. Deadline for applications: midnight 1st April 2017 [...] Read more
~ Jan 31, 2017
~ Jan 30, 2017
GREAT NEWS! We now have 10 brave souls who have signed up to do our sponsored skydive in June to help us raise money towards our car park fund. You can check their progress on the team's JustGiving page or on our fundraising page. See how our five girls are doing against our five boys and give them a boost as they race for the £2,000 finish line! [...] Read more
~ Jan 3, 2017
Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the festive period! In preparation for that New Year's resolution time, we thought we would give you something to consider. Progress Theatre will be sponsoring a charity skydive on the 11th of June 2017 in Salisbury to raise money for our car park fund. Have you always wondered about doing a skydive but [...] Read more
~ Nov 15, 2016
Our 11th Annual WriteFest runs from 16-19 November 2016. Here, director Adrian Tang tells us of his experiences with Knock Knock by Marie French: My Writefest 2016 journey started in June when I saw Chris Moran's email asking for directors. Not wishing to miss out on the opportunity, I quickly submitted my proposal as there was one play in [...] Read more
~ Sep 17, 2016
Director Dan Clarke explains the thinking behind his own new adaptation of Bram Stoker's horror classic, Dracula. Vampires got soft. It is hard to pinpoint exactly when it happened, perhaps Billy the Kid vs Dracula in ’66, but by the time that The Lost Boys came around vampires were no longer the creature to fear when stepping out after nightfall. [...] Read more
~ Sep 5, 2016
The Progress Theatre stage has been transformed into an abandoned mining hut in the Malayan jungle for our production of The Long and the Short and the Tall. It’s 1942 and the Japanese are advancing on Singapore. Blue Patrol are miles from base when they find the hut. A collection of ill-assorted soldiers, from different parts of Britain, they [...] Read more
~ Aug 9, 2016
Regular playgoer? A Progress Theatre season ticket offers the chance to see our productions at great value for money, and this is the best time to buy.
~ Aug 7, 2016
Our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caversham Court Gardens was a great success, although we had to disappoint some playgoers with some performances selling out. "Magical" was the word many used to describe the riverside setting, staged under one of the great trees on the lawn of the Gardens.