|Dec 7th ||Club Night |
|Dec 21st ||Club Night |
|Jan 4th ||July Play Selection |
|Jan 11th ||Bench Costume Sale |
|Jan 14th ||April Play Auditions |
|Jan 16th ||April Play Auditions |
|Jan 18th ||July Play Selection |
|Feb 1st ||Club Night |
|Feb 4th-11th ||'The Father' |
|Mar 7th ||Club Night |
|Apr 4th ||Club Night |
|Apr 14th-28th ||'Abigail's Party' |
Next Club Nights:
Our next clubnight is on Thursday 7th December, topic to be announced.
Club nights start at 7:45pm in the Harrison Room at the Spring Arts Centre (this is the room up the stairs from the foyer). These are opportunities for Bench Members to meet up either on a particular topic or just as a social. Members, Friends of the Bench and prospective members are welcome.
Play Selection for July 2024:
Play selection meetings for the July 2024 slot will take place at 7.45pm on the Thursday 4th January (Discussion) and Thursday 18th January (Vote). So if you have a play in mind that you want the Bench to perform then get in touch now with the Artistic Panel to register your interest and discuss with them how to build your pitch. Artistic Panel contact details are in the Members section.
Bench Costume Sale:
At 7.30pm on Thursday 11th January there will be a sale of costumes from the Bench wardrobe to raise funds for the company. Details can be found on the Spring Web-site who are advertising this event. The Bench Committee are looking for volunteers on the 9th to 11th January to help sort out the costumes ready for sale.
Our next auditions will be for our April production, Abigail's Party. These are to take place at 2:30pm on Sunday 14th January and at 7:30pm on Tuesday 16th January at the Spring. More information will be available on our Facebook page at Bench Theatre nearer the time.
Following the completion of our November show, Love Bites, talk is turning to what plays to take to the Totton Festival of Drama One-Act Play Competition in Spring 2024. The Bench has been particularly successful with Mark Wakeman penned plays in previous years. Watch this space for more details.
Bench YouTube Channel:
The Bench Theatre has now set up a YouTube Channel from which you can stream our trailers and other videos, check it out at Bench Theatre YouTube Channel.
Havant Borough Council run the Havant Borough Community Lottery which supports good causes locally. Bench Theatre has been accepted as one of those good causes.
This is a small lottery with the emphasis very much on community and supporting good causes. That is where you come in! We would like to invite you, your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to take part, have some fun and support Bench Theatre.
Please visit Havant Borough Community Lottery website. Click on buy tickets, then on 'Support a specific cause'. Search for Bench Theatre then follow the instructions.
Bench Theatre will be very grateful for your support in this exciting new venture!
Members are gently reminded that membership cards must be offered at The Spring box office when claiming free member ticket(s). These tickets are for the named member only and are not transferable to family and/or friends.