About Us

The Chipstead Players is a drama society which operates from a lovingly converted stable block, The Courtyard Theatre, situated in grounds just off a country lane in the beautiful village of Chipstead in Surrey. The building is the product of many years hard work and enthusiasm from our members, with the first production (‘Tom Jones’) in the newly opened theatre being staged in March 1995.

That meant the 2014-15 season marked The Players having been presenting shows in Chipstead for 90 years, and also celebrated the double anniversary of 20 years of productions here at The Courtyard.

Nowadays, the sleepy setting of the site belies the vibrant, busy atmosphere and creative energy inside – come and sample the quality of our productions and maybe join us in making it all happen!



New visitors are amazed at the wealth of talent, expertise and resources inside this fully equipped 97 seat theatre and bar with its thriving membership spanning all ages. There are currently over 300 Members including some 100 Youth Theatre Members (age 7 to 18).

The Players present some 7 productions each season covering the full range of drama, comedy, musical theatre and pantomime. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our productions and with a loyal group of Supporters (non-acting members) we regularly play to full houses.

Come and discover our drama group as a visitor, Full Member or Supporter and share the secret of our fantastic theatre!