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 7 plays each year, and welcome Youth Theatre Members from age 7 to 18.

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!

We usually rehearse 2 nights a week, set building takes place on Sunday mornings and all sorts of interesting activities at any time!

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 range of power tools.
  • Lighting – Set up stage lighting and operate our amazing 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.
  • Set Dressing – Add touches to the set to give an authentic look.
  • Front of House – Get involved whenever there’s a show on: be in charge of the site, sell programmes and ice creams, or run the bar.
  • Box Office – Run the Box Office at the theatre: it’s open at every performance, and 10:00 -11:00 every Saturday throughout the year.
  • Maintenance – Help to keep our building in tip-top order – a whole range of skills is required.

If you are interested in any of these activities, then The Chipstead Players has something to offer.


EITHER fill in and post one of our membership forms to the ‘New Members’ Secretary’ at the address below

OR apply in writing to:

‘New Members Secretary’,
The Chipstead Players,
The Courtyard Theatre
Hazelwood Lane
Chipstead, CR5 3QU

OR click here to email your contact details


YOUTH THEATRE GROUP (aged 8–17)  CLICK HERE  to Download the Youth Group Membership form (2nd & subsequent Youth Theatre member(s) in same family are just £5)

STUDENT, STANDARD ADULT and SENIOR CLICK HERE to Download the Student / Adult Membership form

SUPPORTER (for advance notice of events) £8 CLICK HERE

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