Serious Stuff

Extra General Meeting - 10th February

The EGM on February 10th made certain changes to the Articles of Association regarding the submission of accounts, and changes to the election procedure at future AGMs. They were passed unanimously by the members present. A copy of the minutes from the EGM will be sent out with the AGM notice in September. The AGM will take place on Friday 13th October 2017. Any members who could not attend are welcome to contact the Secretary for a copy of the minutes at

The second half of the meeting was a group discussion in members were encouraged to share their views on membership changes for the future, and to the promotion of the Players to attract potential new members.

We are planning a second meeting in July which will be aimed at encouraging members to broaden their horizons and offer their skills in ways beyond just getting onstage.

Play Selection Committee

The Play Selection Committee is responsible for preparing each season of productions, and for organising informal readings of a plays which may be being considered for a full production, or which the Committee feels is worth reading in its own right.

Play Selection

You are welcome to suggest a play which you feel might be suitable for production, or for a reading. You do not have to want to direct it yourself, but many plays are submitted by people who do want to take on this role.

We perform three plays a year in March, June and December. The Committee provides assistance at auditions and deals with the application for licences, and will assist prospective directors with their budget. Typically, each production needs a run-in period of no less than six months, and preferably longer.

We welcome experienced directors who are new to Chichester Players, and suggestions from any members of the group.

Studio productions

We are also looking for would-be directors who are either new to the group or new to directing, who are interested in directing a short play or putting on a rehearsed play-reading in a less formal environment than the main theatre. This is an excellent way for you to test your skills and to get to know the company better!

What do you need to do?

If you want to direct

  • a main stage play,
  • a studio production,
  • or if you have a great idea for a play-reading

please get in touch with Richard Kinder on 01730 821939 or via email at

Forms for would be directors

We’d love to hear from you!

Chichester Players is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 05735140. Registered Office: New Park Community & Arts Centre, New Park Road, Chichester, PO19 7XY. A charity registered in England and Wales (1149929).