The Company of Players (CoPs) - Hertford

Building Development Event 25th February 2023

Please join us on Saturday, 25th February to hear more about our plans for the future . The theatre will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Members of the committee will be making a formal presentation, about an hour long, at 10.30am repeated at 2.30pm.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of our foyer. Since then the way we produce shows has moved on considerably. Staging our productions is now increasingly varied, providing directors and performers with additional flexibility and opportunities for using the space.

For several years members of the committee have been concerned with how we can further improve our facilities and, at the same time, look at ways to refurbish and modernise our Victorian “Little Theatre”.

The Company of Players Little Theatre New Foyer Construction in 1998
The Company of Players Little Theatre New Foyer Construction in 1998
The Company of Players Little Theatre New Foyer Construction in 1998
The Company of Players Little Theatre New Foyer Construction in 1998
As a result, we now have a plan, a blueprint for the future. Every alteration or modification we make should contribute to our objectives.Our objectives are:
  • To improve the experience for everyone working in and visiting our theatre.
  • To capitalise on the excellence of our productions by making more effective use of the building.
Foremost amongst achieving those objectives has been the design of an extension to our building. An improvement that gives more rehearsal space, modernised toilets, additional backstage area and improved access for disabled performers and audience alike. Regular readers of our magazine, OBN, will have seen several articles relating to this and be aware that we achieved a major milestone last year, gaining planning permission for our proposed extension.
The Little Theatre in Hertford (The Company of Players) Auditorium in 1969
1969

We now wish to share our vision for the next 25 years with you all. The company needs your support, commitment and, above all, enthusiasm as we embark on the way ahead.

Please join us on Saturday, 25th February to hear more. The theatre will be open from 10am to 4pm.

More importantly, members of the committee will be making a formal presentation, about an hour long, twice during the day.  Our presentations will be at 10.30am repeated at 2.30pm. We sincerely look forward to seeing you and sharing our vision.

If you have any questions or comments, please email: theatredevelopment@cops.org.uk
Thank you!