Based in Godalming, Surrey, England, GTG is the biggest community theatre company in the area. We usually produce three main productions a year in the Spring, Autumn and Christmas.

We stage our musicals and Christmas shows at the comfortable and professionally run Ben Travers Theatre at Charterhouse School, Godalming. We provide training for young people through our Youth Theatre Group.

 

GTG is a registered charity managed by an experienced and dedicated team of volunteers.

Major sponsor of GTG

What's On

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14th - 22nd December 2019

Ben Travers Theatre 

Directed By Denise Hodgkiss

4th - 9th April 2020  

Ben Travers Theatre

HIGH SOCIETY

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry
Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture “High Society”

Presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
www.tamswitmark.com

GTG Creative Team
Director Ellie Cahill-Nicholls
Choreographer Alison Chapman assisted by Paul Prebble
Musical Director Bob Good

April 2020 Musical 

 

ABOUT US

The late Desmond Holt founded The Youth Centre Theatre Group in 1964.

 

The productions became grander and the "youth" got older, and so eventually the group was renamed Godalming Theatre Group (GTG).

 

GTG is known for producing some of the finest community theatre in Surrey. 

 

Our season is built around a major spring musical, an autumn play, and a Christmas pantomime or show. 

 

Managed by experienced volunteers, we aim for professional standards and invest in challenging and adventurous productions. These are staged mainly at the Ben Travers Theatre, Charterhouse School, Godalming.

 

Many of our past drama productions have won festival awards for directing, acting or technical excellence. We have staged Old Time Music Halls and Musical Reviews across southern England, and we have performed in Augusta, USA, and also in Godalming’s twin towns, Mayen in Germany and Joigny in France. 

 

Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to join GTG. Performers audition for each production; other members are involved in administration, technical support or backstage.

 

We run a weekly Youth Theatre Group for people from age 12 to 21. 

 

They learn performing skills, take part in workshops and master classes, perform green room productions, and go on theatre visits and backstage tours. Many of them take part in GTG's main productions.

 

Performers aged 16 or under are subject to the same licensing laws as professional theatre. In our case, they are licensed by Surrey County Council and are in the care of registered chaperones during performances. GTG provides an excellent grounding for people who want to venture into professional theatre. Some have gone on to full time training and are now working in the profession.

 

GTG is a member of NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association), and is a Registered Charity : 1131714

Ben Elton is President of GTG

He performed in a number of our productions in his youth; most notably as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

Major sponsor of GTG

We are extremely lucky to receive direct financial support each year from the Haines Watts Group. Matthew Farrant and his colleagues enthusiastically support every production. We really appreciate their active role in helping keep community theatre alive and thriving.

 

TAKING PART IN GTG

 

YOUTH GROUP

GYTG is the youth section of Godalming Theatre Group

 

The Godalming Youth Theatre Group meets every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm - 7.45pm during school term time, at the Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre, Crown Court Car Park, Godalming, Surrey.

We aim to provide training in every aspect of theatre. Classes are run by experienced members of Godalming Theatre Group, and are supplemented by sessions run by professionals in their field. When time and other commitments permit, the Youth Group aims to perform in local Drama Festivals and stage 'Green Room' productions.

GYTG members are aged between 12 and 21. Entry is by audition. As well as enjoying the weekly classes, members can audition for any production staged by Godalming Theatre Group where juvenile characters are required. They can also enjoy any of the group's social activities.

Classes and Workshops in

  • Acting

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Acting for camera

  • Stage fighting

  • Make-up

We also organise

  • Theatre trips

  • Backstage tours

  • Green room productions

  • Perform in GTG shows

How to join GYTG

 

If you live within a 20 mile radius of Godalming and would like to find out more about joining GYTG, please complete the form below and click 'send'. This will send an email to the GYTG leaders David Dray and Madeline Gibb, who will respond to you as soon as possible. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parent's permssion to apply. 

If your application is successful, you will be asked to pay a membership subscription.

 

CONTACT US

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