Encore is a friendly theatre group 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. Encore meet on the second Tuesday of the month 1:30 – 3:30 with refreshments provided.

Autumn Encore

Actress Rebecca Trehearn – 11 Sept 2018
We start our year with a bang as we meet West End and Oliver award-winning star Rebecca Trehearn. She will tells us about her career and all things Sweet Charity.

Creative Learning Manager at Ambassador Theatre Group, Allie Spencer – 9 Oct 2018
Allie will be joining the group to talk about the armistice projects she is doing with young people in the region.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood rehearsal – 13 Nov 2018
Panto time! Oh yes it is! We will get to see the cast behind the scenes as they prepare for this year’s pantomime. Watch never before seen scenes and meet director Kenneth Alan Taylor.

The Elves and the Shoemaker dress rehearsal – 11 Dec 2018
We are joining the cast and crew of this year’s Neville Studio Christmas show for their dress rehearsal of The Elves and the Shoemaker. It is an opportunity to see how a director works with cast and crew to create a magical children’s show.

Information about the rest of this years programme will be released in October

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 Encore, please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 947 4361.