Season 2018 

Returning the theatre to the community


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 one of the latest additions to this rising trend.

The Plays

by Michael Aitkens
From the writer of the hit TV sitcom comes this new,
hilarious and touching stage adaptation.    

Diana and Tom navigate their latter years at the retirement home and handle the questionable management team

Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th November 7.30pm
(plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday)

by Edith Nesbit
Adapted as a stage musical by Dave Simpson

This version of the well-loved classic brings you a touch of magic. A heart-warming tale set to a stunning new soundtrack

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th November 10.30am
Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th November 7.30pm
(plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday)

by Alan Ayckbourn

What could ever go wrong at a family Christmas? Strained
relationships, an unexpected guest, a grumpy uncle, a shotgun and a puppet show all make for a rip-roaring comedy at just the right time of year

Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th November 7.30pm
(plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday)

Local Info

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Our Mission

We aim to bring professional theatre back into the heart of the community by restoring the well-loved tradition of repertory seasons

About us

Delight in the return of repertory theatre. Our company in Leatherhead offers a 3 week season in November 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, by witnessing the same company of actors and the theatre set transform for every play. 

The Leatherhead Theatre

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



Open auditions for the parts of PHYLLIS and JIM in The Railway Children will be held at the theatre on October 13th.  Registration will open soon and audition pieces will then be available to download from this site. Please be sure to register prior to turning up on the day. Check back here or on Leatherhead Rep Theatre Company’s Facebook page for further details…

Pathe Film of the grand opening of the Thorndike Theatre Leatherhead 1969

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