The Hampstead Players

Membership of The Hampstead Players is open
to all who love creating good theatre
No experience is necessary.

General Information - Frequent Enquiries

Forthcoming productions and their audition dates are publicised in advance on our website. Other more informal events & social occasions are notified to members by email.

We perform at least two main productions a year, in July and November, normally with an experienced member directing. These take place in Hampstead Parish Church.

Casting is by open auditions; their dates are publicised in advance on our website.
You do not need to be a member to audition, but if cast, you are required to join before the first rehearsal.

Rehearsal evenings and schedules are decided by each individual director.

We also usually present a more informal rehearsed reading production in the Spring, plus occasional unrehearsed play readings and themed poetry evenings. These are held in the church crypt room which can double as a studio theatre.

Any member can offer to lead one of these crypt room events, so they happen as and when someone volunteers – we do not have regular weekly meetings.

However, we do hold regular monthly public Lunchtime Literary Hours on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1-2pm. Any member can offer to organise one of these, on any theme of their choosing, and select readers of their choice.
These programmes can also include performing short drama scenes.

We are a very sociable, collaborative group, always keen to welcome newcomers, whether their interests are for onstage, backstage or technical roles, or just attending - or even leading - informal evenings of readings or workshops.

Twice a year we have a party – after the AGM in April, and early in the new year, around Twelfth Night time, when someone usually organises a drama-related fun entertainment.

There is normally a cast party after each production run.

Many firm friendships – and even marriages – have resulted amongst our members, although this is not an official objective of the group!

If you wish to know any more, or simply to meet us, do come to one of our events and make yourself known.  
Notice of both Music and Drama forthcoming performances in the church can be received regularly by signing up to the church open mailing list here
More detailed information specifically about Hampstead Players activities is only sent to paid- up members.


As a member you are entitled to vote on all business at the Annual General Meeting, including elections, and you may also stand for election to the General Committee.
If you would like to join, please print and fill in the membership form:

You can either send your application by post, or pay in person at any of our events, or if you wish to pay by “BACS” our bank details are on the membership form.

SUBSCRIPTIONS run for a calendar year.
For the year beginning 1st January 2019, the rates are as follows:

Standard Adult Membership


Concessions Students in full time education / registered unemployed / senior citizens


Family Membership



Looking forward to meeting you!