Become involved with your local theatre
There's something for everyone at the Conquest Theatre. Plays, music, ballet, shows, live screenings, film and youth theatre as well as exhibitions of paintings and art and costume hire. The Conquest Theatre is home to its own amateur theatre company, but also hosts many professional productions throughout the year.
Run entirely by volunteers, the Conquest receives little public funding. For anyone interested, this is a great opportunity to work on the inside of a live theatre. There is more to theatre than playing the part on the stage. Without the people in the box office, the stewards, those behind the bar or backstage, the theatre would not exist.
Working backstage you have the opportunity to learn new skills in lighting, sound and stage management. In the costume department there are around 1000 costumes, many of which have been made by the wardrobe mistresses and can be hired out at very reasonable costs.
Volunteers are the life-blood of the Conquest and there is always room for more. Full training will be given, whatever your interest.
Contact us to enquire about getting involved, or pop in on a Saturday morning and meet many of the volunteers who run this excellent facility for the benefit of the town.
Donations & Gift Aid
Whether you are paying to join the theatre or making a donation if you fill in a Gift Aid form it allows the theatre to reclaim the tax. This means that the theatre gets more money at no extra cost to you! Please ask for a Gift Aid form when applying to join or making a donation or download a Gift Aid form.
Take a seat
The Conquest has an auditorium with raked seating, which makes it possible for everyone to have an excellent view of the stage. The plush velvet seats are extremely comfortable, as many regular visitors have commented. Since it opened in 1991 the theatre has offered seats for sponsorship or dedication. For a donation of not less than £75, you, or your company, may 'take a seat'. A small plaque with your chosen name will be placed on the back of your seat. You might like to support the theatre yourself in this way, or perhaps remember someone you love, or you might like your company to demonstrate its support of the arts in the local community.
Theatre members are always trying to find new ways to raise money for the benefit of the theatre. We welcome any ideas and initiatives you may have.