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The Theatre is currently Closed

18th March until to be advised 2020



Audition Information

Want to audition and to be notified when audition dates are announced? Click here to download and complete the audition form and email to the relevant director(s) and to the email address on the form. You'll find director's email addresses on their audition information here on the website.  (If you are interested in more than one play you can say so on the form). 

When, acting on Government advice issued in late March, we cancelled the productions due to be staged in April, May and early June, we left open the position concerning our final production of the Season, The Scarlet Pimpernel, particularly as this show was due to transfer from Crayford to the Minack in Cornwall in the first week of August.

However, during May it became clear that it would not be possible to stage The Scarlet Pimpernel in summer 2020 as planned; this decision was made in close liaison with the team at the Minack. Indeed we have had very constructive discussions with them about rescheduling the play for performance in Cornwall in August 2022 and further details of the new dates for that production will be announced in due course.

It is with much regret that the decision has now been taken that we do not consider it safe or feasible to stage the Youth Group production of The Railway Children in September 2020 as we had hoped. However, our new Season, details of which now appear on this site, includes an exciting opportunity for the Youth Group to work on a new project for 2021.  

So please explore the website for full details of what we are planning for the 2020/21 Season and how we hope to deliver that when the time is right. Whilst there remains a lot of uncertainty about when we will be able to open our doors, we have put together an exciting twelve month programme.

A message for audience members who have booked for cancelled/postponed productions.

First of all, our sincere thanks to all of you who have so helpfully responded letting us know the options you are choosing. Additionally, we have really appreciated the many, many messages of goodwill we have received and we know that you can’t wait to get back to your GWT visits!

·        'The Audience', 'Constellations' and ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’. We have dealt with nearly all the requests for refunds. We have a record of all members who have requested vouchers for complimentary tickets for next season and we will be in touch about those in due course. Most importantly, we want to say a huge thank you to the overwhelming number of members who have most generously asked us to use their ticket payments as donations to the theatre.

·        For those of you who were hoping to attend a performance of 'The Railway Children', in September, which is now also unfortunately cancelled, Lesley Robins, our Box Office Manager, will contact you directly to establish whether you would like vouchers for complimentary tickets for next season or a refund, or indeed wish to donate your ticket price to the Theatre.

There are now only a very few members who have not yet told us what they would like to do with their bookings for any of the cancelled productions. If you are one of those, please would you be kind enough to let our Box Office Manager, know what you would like to do.

email: bookings@thegwt.org.uk               phone: 0208 857 8664

Thanks so much for your co-operation. Stay well and safe!