Events, Auditions & Workshops

The Canterbury Players 2020 Season

We are excited to announce that our three plays for the 2020 season are:

'Kindertransport' by Diane Samuels, to be directed by Sarah Gooch at the the Playhouse, Whitstable, on 23rd-25th April 2020.

'Mojo' by Jezz Butterworth, to be directed by Alanna Bottomley at the Malthouse Studio, Canterbury, on 8th-10th July 2020.

'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, to be directed by Sally Elkerton at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 9th-14th November 2020. 

In addition to our shows, there are also a number of events and social occasions that anyone can come along to.



Auditons for our first production of 2020, 'Kindertransport' by Diane Samuels, will take place at 10:30am on Saturday 16th November at the Worthgate Scout Hut in Canterbury.

'Kindertransport' will be directed by Sarah Gooch and performed on 23rd-25th April 2020 at the Playhouse, Whitstable.

Social Activities

Quiz Night! 
Saturday 5th October, 7pm arrival. £5 per head (up to 6 people per team)

Heaton Road Scout Hut, Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3HW.  BYO drinks and nibbles

Email Sally to book your team -

Ghost Tour Event - Friday 25th October

Come and join us to celebrate the Halloween season by taking part on a ghost tour around Canterbury.

We only have fifteen tickets available for the ghost tour, and these will be given on a first come, first served basis. The cost is £10 per ticket, and the payment details will be given when you book.

For those coming on the ghost tour, we will be meeting at 8:00pm at Alberrys in Canterbury, and the ghost tour will last for approximately one and a half hours. There will also be a pub gathering during and after the ghost tour for anyone who would just like to join us for a drink. This will be a social event, and everyone is welcome! More details to follow soon on where to meet us for the pub gathering!

Quarterly Social

The quarterly social is where all the Members and Non-Members can get together for a drink and a catch up.

The Socials take place at key points during the year - the AGM Party in the summer, the Christmas party in the winter and other events throughout the year(quiz night for example).

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM occurs once a year in the summer and is a celebration of the successes of the previous year, as well as where we elect any new Committee Members. 

Play Reading Group

The Play Reading Group is a chance for people to get together and read plays without the pressure of committing to a long term production.  Anyone can submit a play to the Play Reading Group by emailing us (please note that the person who submits the play must also provide at least 8 copies of the 1st Act for people to use) and afterwards, if someone wants to direct it, we discuss if the play is one that the Canterbury Players should consider producing. Most Play Reading submissions are just for the pure fun of reading new plays though! Play Reading Group happens on the third Friday every other month, in Keynes Staff Common Room, Keynes College, University of Kent, starting at 7.30pm until 10pm. Dates of the next Play Reading Groups are:

  • 15th November 2019

Directions: Keynes College, University of Kent. From Canterbury West direction go up University Road and it is the first left after the bus stop. If you reach Giles Lane you have gone too far. From Tyler Hill direction go down Giles Lane and turn left at the junction of University Road. Take the next right into the Keynes car park. The car park is free after 5pm. To access the Common Room, go through the Keynes glass atrium and through the double doors at the end by Reception. Follow the corridor around to the right (past the lift), go straight ahead and go up the staircase next to Dolche Vita and K-Bar. The Common Room is through the black door next to the men's toilets at the top of the stairs, opposite the Keynes Atrium Gallery. Push the door - it looks like it is locked but it won't be!


The Canterbury Players are planning an exciting series of workshops in 2018-2019, using some of the money donated to us by the RSC during the Dream 2016 project. The member price to do these will be subsidised from the ‘RSC Fund’ and members will get a priority booking window of opportunity before any remaining spaces are opened to non-members at a non-subsidised rate.  Follow the links for booking information.

Up and Coming Workshops:

More information TBC