NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
(ACTORS, TECH, SET/ STAGE, MUSIC, GRAPHIC DESIGN ETC)
- Our main theatre company website with auditions, show dates and much more:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/sdevonplayers
- The South Devon Players facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sdevonplayers
- Members, friends and supporters public discussion group
- Members-only career development group, with links to major external film / TV/ Stage/ modelling free castings
The South Devon Players theatre company is a rapidly growing, non-profit community-based theatre company based in South Devon, England, specialising in historical and classical productions.
Any profits made go directly back into the group to facilitate the continuation of the group, and to allow us to develop increasingly large professional-grade shows, help members develop portfolios &showreels, and network with other companies to find paid work for our members.
What We Do
The South Devon Players primarily (although not exclusively) perform family-friendly theatre shows based on history and legends, (with a majority relating to Devon stories), in venues ranging from the street, pubs and social clubs, through to arts centers and theatres.
We have a strong ethos of
1) Promoting interest and education in local history and local culture
2) Supporting other local festivals, groups and venues with performances/ entertainment,
3) Helping members develop theatrical portfolios, and interpersonal/ life skills
4) Promoting excellence in amateur theatre,
5) Bringing theatre and performance to as wide an audience as possible, including those who may not be
able to access theatre and live drama in a traditional theatre.
Who We Cater To
Members are usually aged 16 through to 116, although occasionally younger members will be admitted, with written parental permission and mandatory attendance of parent/ legal guardian at all rehearsals and shows. Starting skills range from experienced in performing arts, through to complete beginners.
Members may also join to develop specific skills, either in a personal level or tied in with school/ college work experience.
Audiences range across all ages and are local to, or visiting the venues at which the performances take place.
Other local groups and festivals
We support local (Torbay and South Devon) events/ groups/ festivals, with performances whenever possible (subject to availability of members to put on shows).
The South Devon Players are an award winning, small, family-friendly, completely non-profit, community theatre group based in the beautiful fishing port of Brixham; Devon (in South West England) and we perform theatre shows around Torbay, and South Devon, based on historical events, usually local history although we sometimes also do shows about wider world history. Members of the National Operatic & Dramatic Association. Featured on BBC1 TV, and in the press in Broadway. Winners of the Torbay Together "Creativity In The Community" award.