JOINING US AS A MEMBER
Solihull Theatre Company
New performing membership typically happens in late summer and autumn when we commence rehearsals for that years production. We usually host an open night in early September where everyone is welcome to come along and see what we’re about. This is advertised via our website and via our Facebook page. After 3-4 weeks into rehearsals we tend to close performing membership for that year. We usually have high interest in new female performing members joining us which sometimes involves us operating a waiting list with first preference given to existing members renewing.
If spaces are available, Performing Membership is open to those over the age of 16 at the beginning of the financial year (September 1st). This entitles the member to take part in the annual production for that year. Potential new performing members will need to satisfy the society of their acting/musical ability by being auditioned.
Membership is renewed every 12 months aligned to the Annual General Meeting which takes place in September. Existing Performing members are entitled to vote at Annual General Meeting on constitutional matters and election of the Executive Committee.
(£85 or £40 for Student in Full Time Education)
Non-Performing Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 wishing to support the goals of society or stand for election on the Executive Committee. Membership is renewed every 12 months aligned to the Annual General Meeting which takes place in September. Non-Performing members are entitled to vote at Annual General Meeting on constitutional matters and election of the Executive Committee. Anyone wishing to support the society in a voluntary capacity such as back stage does not necessarily need to be a Non-Performing Member.
REHEARSALS AND AUDITIONS
Our main rehearsal night is on a Thursday and if you're lucky enough to secure a principal part in one of our productions, you'll also need to available on a Monday. We start rehearsing for our new productions in September. We usually rehearse in a local school within the central Solihull area from 7:30pm - 10:00pm.
The first round of auditions will be open to all fully paid-up members Performing Members of the society who have either performed in at least of one of the society's main shows in the previous 5 years prior to the audition date, or have been a paid-up Non-Performing member since their last show with the society.