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ABOUT MASQUE THEATRE

Production photo from Street Scene

Street Scene by Elmer Rice, performed in 1932, was the first production by the Northampton Drama League, which was later renamed Masque Theatre.

Masque Theatre is one of Northampton’s most vibrant and longest-established community theatre groups.

Each year we perform six or seven productions at various venues including The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and The Playhouse Theatre.

Our annual summer open-air production in the courtyard of Abington Park Museum is a much-loved Northampton tradition.

We rehearse and meet at our base on Burns Street, Northampton.

For more than a decade, Masque Youth Theatre has been giving 10 to 19-year-olds acting workshops and experience of performance.

We are honoured to have as our president, the popuar actor Lesley Joseph, who appeared with Masque Theatre in the 1960s. Another well-known actor, who started out with Masque Theatre in the 1980s, is Marc Warren who sent Masque a video message to mark the group's 80th anniversary.

A lifetime of quality drama has put Masque Theatre at the centre of Northampton life. The group's importance to the town was highlighted in March 2011 when the Mayor of Northampton presented Masque Theatre and Masque Youth Theatre with a Heart of the Community Award.

We like to think that the quality of our productions is our hallmark, so we were delighted to be chosen by the Royal Shakespeare Company to join the RSC Open Stages theatre project. We took part in a national programme of 'skills sharing events and showcases'.

RSC Open Spaces LogoWe obviously want you to come to all our shows but we would like more from you than that! Help sponsor our work - there's a range of items at affordable prices which need sponsoring from costumes to complete productions. Find out more my contacting our Chair, Rob Kendall.

Masque Theatre welcomes new members and our patrons enjoy significant savings on normal ticket prices. Join Masque

Read about the group's past on our new history pages:
1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s |

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Masque Theatre welcomes new members, whether you want to act or help backstage.

Our patrons enjoy significant savings on normal ticket prices.

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We welcome donations and sponsorship from local businesses.

We are an entirely voluntary organisation and are a Registered Charity No. 294848

President: Lesley Joseph

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