Highbury Players

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Highbury Players are the resident company at Highbury Theatre Centre and put on seasons of plays and films. Anyone is welcome to apply to join the Players. Click here to go to Pricing & Membership to find out more.

The Players is governed by its constitution and run by a Management Committee, key members of which are elected at the annual general meeting. The Players’ rules can be found here

The plays are chosen by the Arts Committee and the films by the Film Club committee. The Arts Committee aims to provide a varied season each year, typically selecting a play from each of the following categories: comedy; English classic; international classic; play with music; play for today; thriller; new play.

Click here for more information about getting involved in productions.

Click here for more information about getting involved in the general running of the theatre.

We work hard to put on productions of a great quality and are proud of the standards we achieve. We routinely welcome Behind the Arras to review our productions and their reviews can be found here. 

We have also been delighted to have been nominated for and won awards from the Birmingham Festival of Acting & Musical Entertainment (BFAME). At the March 2020 awards, Highbury Players received 11 nominations in every adult drama category, and won 5 cups: the Philip Rodway Memorial Trophy for best full-length drama for Filumena; The Stanwyn Cup for outstanding achievement for Filumena;  The Roy and Betty Gaunt Cup for best supporting cast in a full-length drama for All My Sons; The Savoy Cup for most outstanding female performance, Denise Phillips as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit and finally The Brodribb Cup for best director to Ian Appleby for All My Sons.

Highbury Academy

The Players also hosts the Highbury Academy, which started life in 2014 and since then has developed a number of projects for both internal and external viewing. The main purpose of the project is to provide an outlet for those members who find it difficult to consistently get involved in Main House productions but would like to ‘keep their hand in’ with like-minded people. Topics covered include improvisation exercises, workshops on character development and directing plus discovering and encouraging new writings (plays, sketches etc). For further information please contact the Highbury Players Chairman at players-chairman@highburytheatre.co.uk