Westacre Theatre Company
Westacre Theatre, home to Westacre Theatre Company, is situated in rural West Norfolk, three miles north of Swaffham, ten miles east of King’s Lynn and thirty five miles west from Norwich.
Operating in a converted Chapel which serves as a flexible studio space seating 80, the theatre offers a year-round programme of in-house productions, visiting companies, concerts, workshops and events.
Summer productions have been taking place since 1990 and these have attracted audiences from all over East Anglia and beyond with most performances playing to capacity houses. The summer season usually runs from May to August.
Casts for our productions are drawn from a remarkably wide area and, although actors are unpaid, the standard of productions is consistently high and Westacre has become synonymous with thought-provoking, challenging, yet hugely enjoyable theatre-going.
We are proud to deliver a varied programme of productions, from Shakespeare (Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth), to musicals (Oh! What A Lovely War, Cabaret, Godspell, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line), to straight plays (Relatively Speaking, Waiting for Godot, Bouncers, Two) to adaptations of well-known stories (The BFG, A Christmas Carol, Animal Farm, The Wind in the Willows).
We have a large and dedicated group of young people who attend drama workshops, participate in both Youth Productions and shows and operate the lights/sound for various events and productions. Many of our young people go on to University or Drama School and then return to us as Bursary Students.
In 2008 Westacre Theatre won the IVCA Clarion Award for excellence in Performing Arts and in 2010 Westacre Arts Foundation Ltd won an Ability Media International (AMI) Local Hero Award.
The theatre company is always looking for new recruits to join the company so if you are interested then just email [email protected] or give us a ring on 01760 755 007.