Join Us


A full programme of shows each year means we’re proud of our actors… but there’s more to the Chipstead Players than just acting!

We own and operate our 97 seat Courtyard Theatre, which has enormous advantages: we rehearse on stage, build sets right next to it, rig sound or lighting onstage, and socialise in one of our two bars!  We usually produce seven plays each year, and welcome Youth Theatre members from age 7 to 18 to take part in several of those.

We have excellent onstage, backstage and front of house facilities and a committed and friendly band of members who would be delighted to welcome you in any capacity.  If you’ve never worked in theatre before – no problem! There are plenty of people to show you the ropes – all you need is enthusiasm. There’s far more to being a member than standing on a stage!

Here are some of the ways in which you can become involved:

  • Set design – Design our magnificent sets.
  • Set building – Help construct our sets, using our comprehensive range of power tools.
  • Lighting – Set up stage lighting and operate our computerised lighting board.
  • Sound – Choose or create sound effects and music, or operate the computer-based control board.
  • Costumes – Design and create costumes, head-dresses and so on; look after and add to our incredible wardrobe.
  • Properties – Find or make props for use on stage – we have a well-stocked in-house store of interesting artefacts.
  • Set Dressing – Add touches to the set to give an authentic look.
  • Front of House – Get involved whenever there’s a show on:  sell programmes and ice creams, run the bar or be in charge of the site!
  • Box Office – Run the Box Office at the theatre: it’s open at every performance.
  • Maintenance – Help to keep our building in tip-top order – a whole range of skills is required.
  • Management – Keep the well-oiled machinery turning by joining the extensive back office team.

If you are interested in any of these activities, then The Chipstead Players has something to offer. We usually rehearse each show two nights a week. Set building takes place on Sunday mornings and all sorts of other interesting activities are arranged at any time!


CLICK HERE to download the membership application form

EITHER: Fill in and post one of our membership forms to the Membership Manager at

The Courtyard Theatre, Longshaw, Hazelwood Lane, Chipstead, Surrey CR5 3QU

OR: Scan your completed form and email it to the Membership Manager at:

Membership fees

STUDENT (in full-time education)   £10 per year

ADULT (over 18)  £25 per year

Any queries on joining or membership?  Please send us an email –