Membership of Hyde Little Theatre
Why not become a member of the greatest little theatre in Hyde?
The running of a dramatic society is a never ending task involving rehearsals, administration, set building, sew
ing, painting and decorating to name just a few. Needless to say, we are always looking for new members and you would be made most welcome.
The membership year runs from September to August and entitles you to regular newsletters, entry to the bar on club night each Tuesday and a host of other benefits.
Why not call in at Studio 9 on a Tuesday evening from 9pm in the not too distant future?
Membership Fees for 2017-
Individual Membership: £15.00
Under 16: £10.00
Family Membership: £30.00
A membership form can be downloaded here.
How you can get involved with HLT!
Front of House
The House Manager runs all the part of the theatre in front of the curtains! Join the team in welcoming the audience, getting them into the theatre on time and showing them to their seats; being available in the Foyer to help the audience and assist wheelchair members; sell raffle tickets and programmes and help clear up the auditorium after a performance has finished.
Set building or building of scenery takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 to 10pm when a show is in rehearsals. Volunteers can come to any or all of these sessions. Some experience of DIY or painting is useful, but we have a committed team who will teach you all the ropes necessary to building and putting on a production. This includes helping out backstage during show-week, with Pantomime being our busiest period and greatest need for a committed backstage team.
Sourcing what often feels like an endless amount of props for a production is no easy task, and making sure that they are on stage at the right time in the right scene only adds to that pressure! Get in touch to join our properties team finish the production off and give it the authentic look necessary for each script. Whether that be present day Manchester, 1940s London, 1890s America or anywhere at any time period!
With an extensive costume loft at Studio 9, dressing a production appropriately is always a challenge. Join the wardrobe team in helping a production look authentic and fit for the stage. This could also include the organisation of our ever-expanding wardrobe department which is fit to burst with all different colours, styles and types of costumes!
Two people are needed every night to organise and run the coffee and tea. Getting to the theatre to sell and make the refreshments for the cast then preparing enough tea and coffee for the audience and serving them in the short time of the interval is a fine skill!
Two to three people again are needed each night. The bar needs to be open when the audience arrives (about 6.30) and interval orders should be encouraged to make serving at the interval easier and after the show to celebrate the success of the performers. The cast, crew and the audience also stay behind after the show.
One person is needed on the box office to sell theatre tickets for the night and take reservations. This usually starts at 6.30 and is open until the curtains open. Our ticket secretary is normally in charge of this duty, but any assistance is much appreciated!
We are constantly promoting our productions and trying to find new ways and places to get our messages across. With our new website, and Facebook and Twitter pages constantly being used. If you are interested in social media, writing, photography or design, then we are eager to hear from you to assist our committee member in charge of publicity. Whether that be helping deliver flyers or getting in touch with the local papers.