Returning the theatre to the community
A TRUE REVIVAL
Leatherhead Rep at the Leatherhead theatre is a perfect treat for the community.
The rep season has a rich and splendid past. Join us in celebrating its return.
Many theatres across the UK are now bringing back repertory, the traditional training ground for British actors, and Leatherhead is the latest addition to this rising trend. It has been 20 years since the theatre hosted such a season.
Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, takes us back to the hilarity of the much loved sitcom from the 80s, set in current times
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett, adapted by Dave Simpson, is a wonderful opportunity for all the family to enjoy musical theatre and a beautiful tale
Communicating Doors is a classic Alan Ayckbourn farce, full of fast paced wit and exciting time travel
Click here to find out more about each of the plays
We aim to put The Leatherhead Theatre at the heart of the community by creating an open and relaxed hub of entertainment where local people can get to know this professional company.
Delight in the return of repertory theatre. Our company in Leatherhead offers a 3 week season in April 2018 with 3 exciting theatre shows available for the whole community to enjoy.
We strive to bring the delights of theatre back into the heart of the town and help you to discover the joys of rep season, by witnessing the same company of actors and the theatre set transform for every play.
The current Leatherhead Theatre, formerly known as the Thorndike Theatre, opened in September 1969. Many well-known stars performed on the stage until the venue was closed in 1997 following the withdrawal of public funding. In 1999 the building was awarded Grade II listed status for buildings of special architectural or historic interest.
In 2001 the theatre opened again after a 15 year lease was granted to a local Christian charity and social enterprise. In the 2005 Leatherhead Tomorrow Healthcheck, the theatre was cited as one of the town's best features. It helps to sustain community life by contributing an estimated £625,000 economic added value each year, and enabling many thousands of people to enjoy the events that take place at this unique venue
Article from the wonderful Dame Judi Dench on the importance of rep theatre for budding actors.
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