The Loft Theatre Company has been producing live theatre in Leamington
Spa since 1922.
Professional standards are our goal as we work to bring variety
and the very best in community-based theatre to Leamington Spa,
to Warwickshire and to our wider audience beyond.
The company has earned a strong reputation nationally for the
professional quality of productions. It is run almost entirely by
volunteers, many of whom have theatrical or academic drama
qualifications and experience, who devote their talent, time and
energy to the theatre simply because they find it fulfilling.
Each year we produce around nine shows in the main 200 seat auditorium
and a smaller number in the 50 seat Douglas Ford studio theatre. Our
work covers the range of theatrical styles from classical to modern,
tragedy to comedy, farce and musical theatre. Whether you like to be
shocked, enlightened or simply entertained, you will find something
for you here.
The company is a member of the
Little Theatre Guild
of Great Britain and a registered charity, receiving no regular
funding from any external source and supporting itself through
subscriptions and ticket sales. It is a company limited by guarantee;
you can read the company’s formal Memorandum
and Articles here.
The theatre has been at its current site since 1944, although the
building dates from the 1960s when an earlier building was destroyed
by fire. For further detail, read A
Brief History of The Loft Theatre.
Anyone can come and see Loft shows. Generous discounts are available
for concessions at most performances, but the best value is obtained
by becoming a member. Members enjoy special discount privileges on
tickets. Membership is open to
Participation is open to anyone with a contribution to make. There is
a wealth of opportunity for talents of all kind. Casting is by
audition and a warm welcome is
extended to anyone who wishes to
join the company to help in
other aspects of our work – providing high quality theatre which is
affordable by all.
And have a drink after the show...
At all evening performances, the theatre bar is open from 7pm and
remains open after the curtain comes down. Audience members will find
a warm and friendly welcome and will almost certainly discover members
of the cast enjoying a drink after their work on stage.
We look forward to seeing you at the Loft soon.