Our theatre is reliant on our dedicated team of volunteers, supporters and members, who often give up their own time to produce premier entertainment for the community here in South Shields.


Our members come from all walks of life, often with very little theatrical experience. What they do bring, is boundless enthusiasm and a passion for the stage. They’re an integral part of our story and we’d love for you to be a part of it too.

Becoming a Member

Adult Membership
£25 per year
Become a member of the Westovian Theatre Society, help us to put the shows onto stage and enjoy the social events held throughout the year. Adult membership of the company begins at the age of 18 years.
Junior Membership
£10 Per Year
Become a junior member of the Westovian Theatre Society, if you are interested in amateur dramatics or stage craft and are aged between 12 and 18 years of age. The junior society aims to put on two shows a year; one in summer the other in winter. Rehearsals are programmed to suit the production and the adult rehearsal schedule and are usually held between 5.45 and 7.30pm on Wednesdays.

Membership FAQs

I'm not really sure if it's for me

Why not come to a few of our rehearsals?  It costs nothing to come and see. You’ll be made very welcome and we won’t pressure you to join until you’re sure.

I'd like to join but I don't want to go on stage

There’s plenty of other ways to get involved. We always need help back stage – with scenery, props, make-up etc. In the theatre during the week of the show we need help with merchandise, programme sales and much more.

How do I get to rehearsals?

We always rehearse at the Pier Pavilion Theatre, Pier Parade, South Shields, Tyne and Wear,NE33 2JS

Where do you perform?

As with our rehearsals we stage ALL our shows at the Pier Pavilion Theatre, Pier Parade, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2JS

How much time will it take?

We rehearse for each production most evenings (Production Director sets timetable), for most of the year. We have a couple of weeks off in the summer and a break at Christmas. As we get close to a production we hold additional evening rehearsals. If you don’t want to perform, you can just come along and help out either at rehearsals or during the week of the show. You will be very busy, of course, during the week we perform but it’s only in the evening and most people still go to work during the days.

Current Member Events

We host a number of events throughout the year for our members, giving them the chance to experience new nriting, meet new members and get more involved in their theatre.

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