Become a Friend

The Theatre exists because of the generous support of individual people who rescued a deserted Salvation Army Citadel and made it what it is today; a thriving regional theatre providing the local community with drama, music, cinema, comedy, art and a huge range of participatory activities. 

The Theatre is a registered charity, earning around 75% of the income it needs every year from trading, a tremendous achievement for a venue with little more than 200 seats! We rely on the generous support of individuals, as well as trusts, foundations and our corporate partners to bridge the shortfall.

We have three levels of Friends Membership offering the following benefits:

  • Priority booking for Panto (1 week before General Booking, 1 week after Patron's Booking)
  • Advanced booking
  • £1 off one ticket for most live performances and films (exclusions apply)
  • Half price and 2-for-1 ticket offers on selected theatre and film events every season
  • Regular newsletters taking you behind the scenes
  • 10% off drinks at films and live screenings
Members Benefits are not currently available to use online. We hope to offer this later this year.


Single Friend £25 per year

Offers all of the above


    Joint Friends £35 per year

    Based on two people living at the same address

    Offers all of the above plus

    • An additional £1 off another ticket for most live performances and films (exclusions apply)


    Citadel Friends £100 per year

    Based on two people living at the same address

    Offers all of the above plus

    • Special backstage tours of our in-house productions, meeting the cast and creative teams who bring them to life
    • Acknowledgement in our theatre brochures and on our website
    • Special invitation-only events


    How to Join

    We thank our Citadel Friends


    Mr CS Allen, The Hon Mrs Judith Astor, David Barnett, Giles Beale, Dr EM Birchall, Sheena Blundell, Sue Bound, Mrs ME Branch, Mr Chris and Dr Anne Brobbel, Jenny Bruton, Duncan Chadwick, James Chilton, David Chambers, Nick and Sally Chambers, June Collier, Sir Peter Davis, Mrs J Deller, Michael Elliot, Robin and Dymphna Farmer, Mr and Mrs J Fowler, Rachel Godfrey, Bridget Geddes, Jeremy Gould, Mr and Mrs Graves, B Gudgin, Susan and Andrew Hamilton-Smith, Helen Harris, Mrs F Hood, Mr and Mrs Hughes, Mr D Jones, Mr C Kirk, Mrs D Lethbridge, Jennifer Lewis, Mr R Macdonald, Leo Mckee, Sir Roy and Lady Meadow, Richard Neale, Tim Newey, Alexandra Noble, Sheila Parker, Helen E Pearson, Y Pierce-Jones, Mr N Phillips, Ros and Nick Richardson, Roger and Elizabeth Riley, RP Ripley, Nikki Shale, John and Val Skinner, Adam and Lucy Slater, Mark and Maritzina Slater, Mrs E Stanion, Mrs P Stint, Mrs J Tailby, Elizabeth Stacey, Mrs J St-Rees, Mr John Tolputt, Jenny and Nigel Tucker, Sarah Wadham, Diana Walker, Mrs HM Whitbread, Mr Edward G Whybrew, Dave and Chris Winpenny, John and Pat Yaxley, Maggie and Harry.

    And Citadel Friends who have chosen to remain anonymous.

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