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.
A message for our audience
The health and wellbeing of our cast and audience is Godalming Theatre Group’s highest priority and in light of the recent Government advice we are very sorry to have to advise you that we feel there is no alternative but to cancel our production of High Society due to run from 4th – 9th April.
We currently plan to move the production of High Society to another slot at the Ben Travers Theatre. Our first preference would be to run the show in October 2020. Our second alternative is Spring of 2021. This is something we are still working on with appreciated support from Charterhouse and we will update you once we have confirmed details.
Ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible by our Box Office by email about ticket exchange, credit, or refund options. As you can imagine, the next few days will be very busy for our Box Office team, so we appreciate your patience at this time.
If you do have any urgent queries please email:
and we shall respond as quickly as possible.
Please bear with us as our volunteers manage this unprecedented situation and please do not contact the Box Office by telephone.
Many thanks for your understanding, and once again our apologies for any disappointment caused. GTG is always grateful for the support of you our loyal audiences and most especially at this difficult time.
All of us at Godalming Theatre Group
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
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 for camera
We also organise
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.
FOR BOX OFFICE ENQUIRIES
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FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES
About joining GTG, auditions, helping in a production, hiring furniture or set pieces, or any other enquiry.
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