Encore is a friendly theatre club for the over 50s who want to engage with theatre more closely. Each session will focus on a different talk, workshop or Q&A session with a range of freelance art practitioners and industry professionals, alongside Orla O’Connor, Nottingham Playhouse’s Participation Officer. All are welcome and activities are suitable for everyone.

Spring 2018

Sessions will take place on the second Tuesday of every month 1:30pm – 3:30pm from January 2018.

9 January – Sarah Brigham 1.30 – 2.30pm

Sarah Brigham, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Derby Theatre visits Encore to talk about Derby Theatre, its programme and life in the fast lane…

9 January – Fraser Youngson 2.45 – 3.30pm

Digital producer Fraser shares his work with us and gives us an insight to how digital work is made.

13 February – Jennifer Manderson

Jennifer is the artistic director of Nottingham-based dance company Next Door Dance. The company create work that is influenced by stories and experiences which are shared and familiar. Adding a dash of wit and sprinkle of charm, their performances are clever and meaningful, but above all, a proper good laugh!

13 March – Pauline Prior-Pitt (poet)

Pauline (already known to the Readers Group) makes a special visit “down south” to read some of her poetry and talk about life as a poet

10th April – Giles Croft

Giles will delight us with a story from his past and tell us his hopes for the future.

8th May – tbc

12th June – tbc

All workshop based activities will be fully accessible, but members can elect to observe if they feel more comfortable with this.


To book your place please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419.

Price: £6 per session or £50 for all 10 sessions (This payment must be made in full and in advance of the first session).

If you would like to find out more information about Club Encore, please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 947 4361.