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Joining Guildburys


We welcome new members, whether as actors, stage crew or social members. We hold regular social events, organise trips to the theatre, barbecues and fun parties for members. Come along to one of our pub nights held at various venues on the first Friday of each month where you will receive a warm welcome.

Joining is easy – anyone can join as an associate member for an annual fee of £10. As an associate member you will receive all our members’ news and invitations to our members’ events, and you will enjoy a priority sign up period for members only for our auditions . If you are cast in a show, or if you join a production team, you will be required to upgrade your membership and become a full company member for an additional subscription of £15. There are no other fees – we do not charge for scripts and there is no show fee.

Memberships are payable each January, but you may apply to join at any time in the year.

Want to  to know more ? There’s a ton of information below which should answer all your questions. You can contact us below too !

See details of forthcoming auditions

For information on how we conduct our auditions click   here

ACTING WITH GUILDBURYS THEATRE COMPANY  –  our annual programme of shows.

We hold open auditions for our Spring and Autumn shows which are performed at the Electric theatre in Guildford, and for our open air Summer shows performed in Farnham at Waverley Abbey House and in Guildford at Merrist Wood Agricultural College. Every third year we tour our summer show to The Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

Take a look here at our archive of shows to see a gallery of past shows with a wealth of pictures,reviews and details.

Auditions for Festival productions are for members only. All auditions are held individually with the director and at least one other reader together with members of the production team, at a pre-arranged time. We rehearse on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Our rehearsals and auditions are held at Compton Village Club on the outskirts of Guildford. The club has a bar where we meet after rehearsals which are always good fun – see the Guildbury map for location.

We look for people who share our values and we cast the person we consider best for the part.


We have an outstanding team which includes many high calibre ex-professionals. However, there are a wide range of opportunities for anyone wishing to gain experience or become involved. These include:

Stage Management
Production Management
Set Building and painting
Front of House

As with our actors we aim for high standards but we are happy to recruit those with little or no experience, but who have bags of enthusiasm. Get in touch and get involved !


We have a wonderful group of experienced and talented directors.


The committee is charged with running the society on behalf of the membership and elections are held annually at the Annual General Meeting. There is a maximum of 9 committee members  and once elected, they vote to appoint the office holders; these are –

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary


The committee co-ordinate social activities for the group. Our social programme is an important part of our activity and we hold monthly pub nights at various local venues.

Get in touch here – please use our contact form