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Think of the word theatre?

When you think of the word ‘Theatre’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Big West End musicals directed by Andrew Lloyd Webber? Ballet on the Broadway stage?

“My dream is to perform on the West end stage”, seems to be the common goal for many young aspiring British theatre performers. A chance to hit the big time and become a professional actor.

Behind all the glitz and glamour of the landmarks of British theatre; lurking within side streets and hire-able village halls, you’ll find a community of amateur theatre goers. Audiences and performers of all ages and walks of life line up to attend these small self funded shows performed by amateur theatre companies.


The amateur theatre scene is a hidden charm. There’s no big blockbuster stage effects or big time performers. No, you’ll find the locals creating entertainment and giving back to their community.

The Blackmore Theatre is a small charming amateur theatre home to the Exmouth Players. Since the 20th Century, the Blackmore have hosted countless events such as: Christmas pantomimes, summer plays to the occasional social bingo evening night.

Amateur Theatre isn’t just for shows. It’s a place where local people can go to enjoy the lower scale of theatre. To socialise and make new friends. For the youth to learn and develop a love for the art.

Support Amateur theatre.

If your interested in joining an amateur theatre company or would like to know what there up to then click here for a local drama group directory.

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