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We are pleased to have played host to a fantastic evening in aid it two of cancer charities
Well done to everyone involved.
Cast members of Emmerdale on stage in support of the charities
Auditions announced for Next Production (Ages 15+)
Sunday 19th Feb
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28th September 2016
Dr. David Wilmore of TheatreSearch launches the thatres conservation statement, you can view a copy of the report by downloading here
If you want to know more or would like to discuss any aspect of the report, please email us on email@example.com
A full overview of the evening presentation will be added here when available
10th June 2016
Showaddywaddy in Concert
To celebrate 50 years of ownership by the New Mills AODS, The Art theatre brings in 70’s Supergroup Showaddywaddy, who completely rockets the house. It was also a good test for the newly completed reproofing of the theatre.
16th May 2016 – AGM
New Mills Art Theatre Ltd.
This years AGM was attended by 40 members and two members of the public. The Normal agenda was undertaken and each department gave individual reports
Chair of NMAT Ltd, Paul Holt gave a comprehensive report of the year just past and the future plans for the theatre going forward
This was generally done with the aid of a powerpoint presentation, and a PDF version can de down loaded from the following link:-
Finally Mr Darren Cooper was presented with an award from the directors for his excellent fundraising achievement following his completion of the London Marathon in April pictures of which can be seen in the above report.
New Mills Operatic Society
Chair of the Society, Mr Graham Fletcher Shaw gave his report outlining the progress since he took office at the EGM last year. in which he poutlined the progress made so far and thanked all members for their help and support
The following members where elected to serve for another year
Chairperson : Mr Graham Fletcher Shaw
Secretary : Mrs Linda McAllinden who replaces Mr Geoff Lunn
Tresurer : Mr Darren Cooper
A vote of thanks was extended to Geoff Lunn for all his hard work and commitment to the society over his period in office in various capacities
A resolution forcing a change to the constitution of the society was passed relating to the six of the committee. The change is that the current membership of the society committee, currently six members plus three elected members should be increased to nine members plus three elected members, this resolution was passed with no objections from the floor.
Friends of the Art Theatre
Kim Cooper reported that last years Pantomime was very well received and with the increased attendance over the previous year all helped to make a handsome profit. She also announced that next years production will be Beauty and the Beast, pantomime style.
A Sing along Film showing of the disney version will take place during the new mills festival on Sunday 11th September as a launch event to the Art Picture Playhouse, which will be a free to attend event – more information later
On sale from 21st May 2016
Art Picture Playhouse Club
This exciting new project which echo’s back to the former glory years of the golden screen and the club will adopt the then name of the theatre at the time when it was taken over from the Sheffield Cinema Company back in 1959.
Initially using the equipment that the theatre owns we will be screening 2nd showing cinema movies. These movies which have recently screened at the major cinema will be available to us to show prior to release on DVD.
Some of the 2nd showing blockbuster films available (Feb. 16)
The nature of this project is three-fold
1 To introduce a new audience into the theatre.
2 To support the Transition New Mills Initiative.
3 To bring together the local community.
Once the project is up and running we will post films that are to be shown on the website and also email out to the current membership. Initially screenings will be once a month but if the interest increases these will be more often
We anticipate that this will be either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon showing. Ice cream, and sweets will be on sale and the Bar will be open for drinks as well as tea and coffee. All seating will be in the circle, which seats 195 the stalls will not be open unless required due to numbers. The seating will be unallocated on a first come basis
So if you would like to support this new project please watch this space
This will be run as a the “Art Picture Playhouse Cinema Club” and everyone currently on our mailing lists will automatically become a member. Entrance to screenings will be on a donation basis and we suggest around £5.00 with discount for family parties for up to six people.
If you have any particular films or genre that you would like to see please drop us an email with your suggestion and comments to:-
Theatre Supporters Membership
Another new idea for 2016 will be the introduction of a theatre supporters membership
The main idea of this is to help support the restoration works of the theatre, but will also bring members some benefits
It has not been finalised yet but will include
Advanced notification of events
Invitation to events
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
First Theatre Advocate Announced
Following the 2015 AGM we discussed the promotion of the theatre to the wide community. We are pleased to announce that Mr Tony Audenshaw has accepted our offer and has been appointed as the Theatres First Advocate.
Tony started in amateur theatre at The Carver in Marple before performing with Marple and Ashton Operatic Societies and Hyde Little Theatre. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting and started his professional career touring with Ape Theatre Company and larking around at Thorpe Park theme park. Since 1990 he has acted in numerous TV shows including Brookside, Where The Heart Is, Heartbeat, Hilsborough, Peak Practice and Prime Suspect and the films Going Off Big Time and Raining Stones. He has played Bob Hope on ITV’s Emmerdale since 2000 which has lead to appearances on the likes of Mastermind, Stars In Their Eyes, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Blankety Blank and The Chase. Tony has lived in New Mills with his family since 1988 and loves running and birdwatching around its hills, playing in town with the band White Van Man and compiling the weekly pub quiz Quizit New Mills.
We hope Tony’s association with the theatre will be long and fruitful