Closed until further notice
It is with a heavy heart that we must close our doors for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While we love a get-together more than anyone, it's for the best that we take a break until agencies advise that it is safe for groups to meet again.
But fear not, the Downsview Players will return, word-perfect, on-cue and ready for some drama! And when the curtain raises again, we'd still love to meet new members and welcome them to the Downsview family. For updates in the meantime, please come and say hello on Facebook or read our latest news.
If you'd like to find out more about what we usually get up to, read on...
Meet us on Tuesday evenings
We usually meet every Tuesday at 8pm at Downsview Methodist Church Hall. We produce two plays per year with a pantomime every other Christmas (next one due winter 2021). You can get involved at any point of the year and we're always on the look out for extra pairs of hands:
Build and decorate sets
Help with props and costumes
Help with lighting and sound
Support the front of house team on performance nights
Help promote our productions
Make tea and eat cake
Just drop in for a cuppa
If you're not sure what you'd like to do, drop us a line and we can have a natter. Maybe you would like to act but it's been a while, or maybe you are quite handy with a paintbrush and want to share that skill with the world, then we are the place for you.
What are we up to?
Here's our general annual plan for:
Every Tuesday (8pm) meeting at Downsview Methodist Church Hall (breaks for main holidays)
Spring production (usually mid-May)
Autumn production (usually late October/November, but not planned for 2020)
Every other year: pantomime (next one due Christmas 2021)
January - annual general meeting (and membership renewal)
Our annual subscription is £30 per year (due at the end of January). You don't have to be a member to audition, but you do need to join if you take a part or commit to help with one of our productions (on stage or backstage).
New members get one month free!
If you join us part-way through the year, you don't need to pay membership immediately. We offer one month free to new members and then, if you choose to join, we will work out the remaining membership cost for the year (pro-rata at £2.50 per month).
What do I get for membership?
Our modest membership fee allows you to attend our regular Tuesday meetings, take part in plays (either on stage or backstage) and join in with the many roles and activities on offer with the group. We socialise regularly (online for now) and are always looking to develop our organisation too with new ideas. Our team is a friendly and welcoming bunch and travels from all over Croydon and south London.
If you have any further queries about membership, please click on the link below to send us a message. We look forward to meeting you soon!