There is a long tradition of successful amateur dramatics at Budleigh Salterton. Since the group was founded in 1938, it has gone from strength to strength, finally acquiring its own theatre - the Salterton Playhouse - in 1970. The Playhouse is a large wooden building set next to the stream in Meadow Lane, and offers raked seating and full facilities for approximately 80 patrons.
Enthusiastic and committed
The Salterton Drama Club is the success it is due to the hard work and enthusiasm of it's members. We all love the club dearly and are thrilled to welcome new members to the group. We currently stage four plays a year, with each production running for six performances - Monday to Friday evening and a Saturday matinee.
For anyone interested in joining us, it isn't all about being on stage or directing. There are plenty of opportunities for non-acting members to become involved in a variety of backstage and front of house activities.
As well as our productions The Salterton Drama Club hosts an annual Murder Mystery Dinner as part of the Budleigh Salterton Lion's Gala Week. This evening is assured to entertain you with a three course meal, fully stocked bar and fancy dress themed to the script written especially for the night.
The club has also had much success in recent years at the All England Theatre Festival - a competition where our regional round is organised by our friends at The Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth. The competition involves entering a One Act Play and the winners go through to compete against other groups from across the country.
The club also has a busy Social Programme, involving a wide variety of events. The Salterton Drama Club is nothing if not social, and new members can be assured of a warm welcome.
Co-op Communities Fund
In 2019 we have been selected as a local cause in the Co-op Communities Fund.
Co-op donate 1% of the money you spend to local causes.
Please support us by selecting us as your preferred cause. The money raised goes towards improing the theatre for our audience and members.
Thank you to everyone who continues to support The Salterton Drama Club.