Edward Alderton Theatre
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09 April 2015
As construction work nears completion on the new Adult Education building adjacent to the theatre, please note that car park space is now extremely limited. The Alma Road Adult Education site in Sidcup has now moved to the Brampton Road site so there is a significant increase of vehicles on weekday evenings. The staff car park opposite can close as early as 9.30pm, while the Crook Log sports centre car park shuts at 10pm. Spaces can sometimes be found in the next-door Danson Youth Centre, otherwise street parking is the only alternative. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes before performance time of 8pm to allow sufficient time to find a parking space.
09 April 2015
Trailer for Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
A trailer for our next productionfeaturing the writer of the original 1970s sitcomis now available to watch on YouTube. Click on the image below to view it.
28 March 2015
Auditions for A Different Way Home by Jimmie Chinn, directed by Roz Betts, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball, directed by Jennifer Walker, will be held at the theatre on Sunday 24 May at 2pm and 3pm respectively. Details can be found on our Auditions page.
1 February 2015
Former EAT member Bob Lacey recently passed away. He appeared in our very first production, Oh What a Lovely War in 1976, and his last appearance was six years later in Fings Aint What They Used to Be. His funeral is at 4pm on Tuesday 10 February at Bobbing Cemetery, Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8GZ, followed by a reception at Vaults, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8PA. Please contact his niece Gina on 020 8302 3602 or 07850 341 115 if you would like more information.
16 January 2015
TicketSource to take over bookings
A specialist theatre booking agency called TicketSource will be taking over all bookings for the Edward Alderton Theatre from 1 March 2015. The current Box Office telephone number will apply until the final performance of Antigone, after which a brand new telephone number will be used for all future performances. That number will be publicised on all future publicity material, alongside this website and all social media platforms. Alongside that, for the first time, patrons will be able to book their own seats online, using TicketSource, with no additional fee. Telephone bookings will incur a flat £1.50 service fee which includes ticket delivery.
16 January 2015
Annual General Meeting
The Edward Alderton Theatre AGM will be held at the theatre on 3 March 2015 at 8.15pm followed by our season launch and social time.
It has been a very busy and hugely challenging year and the committee welcome the opportunity to share both our frustrations and aspirations with you.
Anyone is welcome to join us for the evening, member or not, so bring your friends along and feel free to publicise it but please note that only members will be eligible to vote. As you may know Wendy Marsh had to step down from her position as Artistic Director and committee member which has been a huge sadness for us. It was decided that Ros and Mark would step up to the plate and they have become joint Artistic Directors. As we were running with one extra committee member there are no obvious vacancies and all committee members are prepared to re-stand. However this should not preclude any member putting themselves forward for any position. To action this all you need do is send a supporting statement (i.e why you would like to be considered and what you could bring to it) together with notification for who is nominating and seconding you (these must be full EAT members) to Karen Friett by the end of February 2015. Apologies should also be sent to Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the AGM agenda:
Apologies and present
Minutes of previous meeting
Chairman's welcome and report
Treasurer and Membership Secretary's reports
Election of officers
Artistic Directors' reports and launch of 2015/16 season
Any other business
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