Tower Theatre Company Membership

Tower Theatre Company Members can audition for all our shows (up to 18 productions a year!) and vote at our Annual General Meeting ... all for the bargain price of £60 a year!
(if you pay by direct debit)

To become an Acting Member you must join as a Friend of the Tower Theatre first!
You'll then be invited to come to a general Company Audition where you'll be asked to perform two contrasting monologues for our audition panel. Company auditions are held once a month. For more details contact Stephen Brasher (Auditions Co-ordinator).

How much does it cost? ...
Company Membership costs £60 (if you pay by direct debit; £65 if you pay by other means) and Friends' Membership costs £20. We also have a Student rate of £30 for students and those under 21. Before you audition for the Company, you must join as a Friend, at a cost of £20 - but when accepted for Company Membership you'll only pay the £40 difference (£10 for students)

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To Direct a show with the Tower ...
For current or experienced Tower Theatre directors, you will need to fill in this form when applying to direct for a particular season. The form should then be submitted to Martin Mulgrew

For aspiring directors with no experience of directing for the Tower, the Tower Theatre operates an Assistant Directors Scheme.

All prospective directors should already have some experience with the Tower, and should have undertaken the following before they are eligible to pitch for their own production :
  • One Tower production as Assistant Director. This will be with an experienced and approved director, who may later act as mentor. ADs are expected to participate throughout the production process from initial production meetings, marketing decisions, auditions, etc. through to get-out and budget reconciliation. This is so they can learn from established directors and get a full understanding of the scale of the undertaking.
  • One directing workshop. The prospective director picks a play, advertises for voluntary cast members (ideally recruiting actors unknown to them and new to the Tower) and excerpts from the play are workshopped in the Tower's rehearsal room. This session will be attended by a member of the Artistic Team and/or mentor director and is designed to give prospective directors the opportunity to test their methodologies in a supported environment.
  • Follow-up meeting. Following the workshop, they will meet with a member of the Artistic Team and mentor director. This is to discuss
    - What they have learned from the AD-ing placement and workshop
    - Areas in which they feel they need to improve or will need extra support as a first-time director
When they are offered a production (preferably small scale for their first), the mentor director/member of the Artistic Team will attend rehearsals sporadically and be available for advice.

If you would like to volunteer as a mentor director, wish to organise an AD placement and/or workshop or have any queries, please email Louise Bakker.

Non-Acting Membership
You can also join the Company as a Non-Acting Member by simply applying to the Company Committee and then paying your subscription.

Acting and Directing with the Tower Theatre are not the only ways of being part of the Company. To put on the show we also need Designers, Backstage Crews, Front of House staff, Publicity ... the list goes on. As an example of what it takes to get a show on the stage, here's a series of photos showing how one of our shows is put together in the theatre ...

The Get-In ...

The Performances ...
(No photos of the cast acting here - plenty of those on other pages on the web site!)
And then it all comes down : the Strike

If you would be interested in joining a fun, vibrant and busy theatre company ...

Find out more about being a member!

If you'd like to act or direct with the company send an E-mail to Stephen Brasher, who is our Auditions Co-ordinator.

If you are interested in working backstage, wielding a hammer, needle or laptop to create some magic on stage - send an E-mail to Rob Irvine, our Production Team Co-ordinator.

And if your interests are in the areas of communications, marketing or publicity, then our Marketing Team would be delighted to hear from you - send your E-mail direct to them.

The photographs on this page were mainly taken by David Sprecher during our recent production of The Misanthrope.
Additional photography by Laurence Tuerk.