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You can support the New Venture Theatre in several ways
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How to Get Involved with the NVT
Membership is open to all - see information and form overleaf. All members receive a monthly newsletter - except for a short break in the summer. Experienced or not you will be very welcome. We have acting classes on Monday evenings, various workshops throughout the year and we need regular help on the bar and box office. There are up to 10 productions a year, social events, and other ad hoc events to enjoy. We like to encourage new and experienced actors, directors and writers and we try to have some new works in each season. Also, if you have a particular skill or trade that may be useful to maintaining the building that would be great.
What's in it for me?
What you get will depend on what you put into it. As stated above we have weekly Acting Classes. Over the year these are split into blocks of 4 to 5 weeks, looking at different aspects of acting and actor development. Although these blocks are linked, we have a drop in policy, so you come along when you are available.
We have up to 10 major productions a year, with up to three productions rehearsing concurrently. These all need actors, productions teams, back stage teams - lighting, sound, stage management etc. If you would like to be involved but don't have any experience you could assist in a role and get to know what to do that way. Also, we have workshops for lighting, sound, costume, stage management etc. So you can add to your skills and knowledge by attending these.
We are keen to help develop new writing and performance. We have various ways to aid and promote such development; through rehearsed readings / performances, workshops and one off events. This year we have poetry, short story, and comedy evenings, at which members can demonstrate their skills.
We also look outside the NVT into the community for other ways to generate new theatre experiences.
Company Membership is open to anyone over 18yrs with an interest in theatre. Youth Theatre membership is open to 12 - 17 years old - via our Youth Theatre (NVYT)
As a Company Member you can get involved in all activities of the NVT. You get the newsletter and members' discount on your tickets, plus discounts to workshops, the Acting Class etc.
We also offer discounted Company membership for full time students and unwaged people on benefits (not pensions) - evidence of status is required.
Annual membership rates:
Company Member - £ 15 Student / Unwaged Discount rate - £ 10
If you are under 18 - check out our Youth Theatre - NVYT