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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.

To book tickets click on The Plays.


For information about  open auditions on the 13th of October scroll down to News 

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)

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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 JIM and PHYLLIS in The Railway Children have taken place and we are still looking for a PHYLLIS! 

Phyllis is the youngest of the three children and appears throughout the play. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside the experienced company of actors and crew, and learn all about the different aspects of rehearsing and staging a professional play. 

The dates for this commitment are November 5th-10th Rehearsals, 12th Tech/Dress, 13th-17th Performances (Tues & Wed 10.30am, Thurs-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm).

The age range has been extended, and the auditions are now open to candidates based in Surrey between the ages of 14 and 21. No theatre experience or training is needed. A good singing voice is useful. 

If you would like to audition, please download the script below and film yourself playing the role. Send a link (youtube or vimeo are best) to by midnight on Tuesday October 16th. Please also send a small sample of yourself singing either video or audio. 

Thank you and good luck!


Meet Augusta The Engine! The newest member of the cast of The Railway Children at The Leatherhead Theatre this November. With thanks to Leatherhead Miniature Railway. To see Augusta and the rest of the cast book your tickets now!  

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

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