The Nomad Theatre in East Horsley

Play In A Week started in 1999 as part of the Nomad Theatre’s “Let Loose” programme of events. This aimed to make stage performance and theatre activities total accessible.

The Nomad Theatre is a very special building, tucked away behind the Bishopsmead Parade shops in East Horsley, Surrey.

From roots in the 1950’s in a converted builder’s store, the theatre as it stands today was built and opened in 1999 as a fully accessible theatre for both performers and audience. The professional quality building contains a 120 seat auditorium, a flat stage with a motorised revolve, fly tower, and a licenced green room bar/multi-use rehearsal space. What this means for Play In A Week is that all stage areas are fully accessible for our participants, including lift access upstairs to use dressing rooms, the control room, and also to access the juliet balcony. The on-site parking facilities allow for easy car and minibus access.

We take full advantage of these great facilities each year, using multi-projector setups to provide our audience with surtitles and give some of the cast electronic prompting. Complex lighting and sound effects are run by a team of volunteers and participants from the hi-tech control room.

Play In a Week is just one week-long annual event (with two public performances!) in an interesting and varied year round calendar at this local theatre.  There is a youth theatre programme which includes educational workshops and shows, “Prompt Corner” a monthly lunchtime get together with a guest speaker, and plays and shows to suit all tastes from Shakespearean drama to light-hearted comedy and musicals.

How to find out more:

Visit the official Nomad Theatre website at

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