Open Evening

Date: Friday, 1st October 2021, 4pm onwards

Location: Theatre

Synopsis: We’re back!
After 18 months of closure due to the pandemic the Penrith Players is set to reopen with a bang. The start of the season will be launched with an open event for the public on Friday the 1st October.  

The Theatre is open from 4pm till late and attendees are welcome to arrive at any point during this time, however you are required to book onto one of the guided tours, which will last approximately 30 minutes. Tours will give you the opportunity to explore the theatre, watch performances, meet members, and make use of the bar. Go behind the scenes and see how a play goes from script to a full production.   
The Penrith Players is completely reliant on volunteers. There are not only opportunities to act on stage, but also to help with a variety of tasks behind the scenes, including set building & painting, costumes & make-up, sound & lighting, props & stage management. New members, from age 12 upwards, are always welcome and the open event will give you the opportunity to see how you can get involved.   
The open evening is free for everyone. Please book by clicking here. Group bookings are available and can be arranged via email  

The Open Evening is followed closely by the first play for the season, Hounds of the Baskervilles, one of literatures most terrifying stories. This adaptation by Conan Doyle adds a splash of comedy and a twist of slapstick to this well known Sherlock Holmes.  The Open Evening will offer the opportunity to get a glimpse of the rehearsals in action.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre.


Open Evening Terms and Conditions – Coronavirus  

While we hope to host the open evening as close to normal as possible, we will also be doing everything we can to keep people as safe as possible. It is important that visitors read the details below so that you can make your own decision on attending.  

  • We encourage visitors to wear a mask while moving around the Theatre. Unless you are exempt from wearing one
  • Tours guides will not be wearing a mask due to restricted audibility
  • When you arrive at reception, visitors will be asked to sign in and provide contact details
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be available to use in reception as well as in other areas on the tour. All visitors will be encouraged to use these regularly
  • Social distancing will not be possible on some parts of the tour due to the size of the corridors
  • Toilets are available, please observe the traffic light systems for entry to avoid overcrowding
  • When viewing a performance, we ask visitors to stay social distanced from each other within your own bubbles
  • While we will ask visitors and members to follows these guidelines, the theatre will not be responsible for the decisions of individuals

Do not attend if:

  • You are experiencing any Covid 19 symptoms 
  • Are currently isolating due to close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 
  • If you believe you have been infected with Covid 19