What's on April 2021

Radio Play FREE – First episode 4 April It’s been a year since our first lockdown and time just flies! Or it certainly feels like it for Monty at least, who has exactly one year to complete a mad challenge from her eccentric uncle. But when the choice is between a £100m inheritance... or a £700m prize... what would you do? Adapted and directed by [...] Read more

Get Involved: Youth Workshops, Shakespeare Auditions, Writing Submissions

Progress Youth - Acting Workshops

Youth Workshops

Last call for our digital taster sessions!
We have a vibrant and happy Youth Theatre, split into 4 groups by age. Regular workshops involve theatre games, improvisations and skills development. These online taster workshops serve as an introduction to the work we do with young people at Progress Theatre.

For more information about our youth theatre, please visit:

Places are limited to groups of 12 participants per workshop, so book soon!
Sessions on offer:

Monday 29 March, 5pm
FLOODLIGHTS (school years 9, 10 & 11)

Saturday 3 April, 11am
BIRDIES (school years 3, 4 & 5)

Saturday 17 April, 11am
PARCANS (school years 6, 7 & 8)

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Online Youth Workshops

Don't forget to book your place for our fantastic Youth Theatre's online taster sessions. Perfect for kids who want to improve their confidence, learn new skills and make friends! We've also added a third workshop for our Floodlights group (school years 9, 10 & 11). Each session lasts 45 mins and bookings are only £5. There are only 12 slots [...] Read more

A New Season of Digital Theatre

We are delighted to announce a new season of digital theatre, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Tickets are very reasonably priced at just £5. Book now The F Word By Conor Hunt -- Directed by Chris Moran 27 - 30 January Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons By Sam Steiner -- Directed by Caroline White 24 - 26 March Scratch [...] Read more

Our New Logo!

A fresh face for 2021 Like the times we're living, we carry on changing and evolving, and Progress Theatre is ready to embrace the new year with renewed commitment and energy for our theatre. You may have seen us hinting at it on social media for a little while, so without further ado, we are very excited to reveal our shiny new logo and the [...] Read more

WriteFest 2020 - the results!

Progress is delighted to announce the selected works for WriteFest 2020: A3 by Neil Jarvis. Death by Misadventure by Liz Carroll. Factory Children by Matthew Beswick. The Fisherman and His Wife by Steph Gunner-Lucas. A Shot at Life by Neil Jarvis. A Thousand Words by Adrian Tang. These 6 plays were selected from 46 submissions by local authors. [...] Read more


Progress Theatre is honoured to announce we have received the QUEENS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE! The MBE for volunteer groups, this is the HIGHEST AWARD given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. @queensawardforvoluntaryservice was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. It [...] Read more

Writefest 2020 - open for entries

Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights! Our short play competition, now it's 15th year, is now open for entries. We are looking for short plays, 8-18 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in the autumn. This is your chance to get your work staged. Deadline for applications: 26 April 2020 [...] Read more

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