We are based at Riverside Arts Centre where we have permanent use of the stage and auditorium which is fully equipped with a full professional lighting and sound gallery raked seating in main theatre disabled access a comfortable fully licensed bar and coffee lounge. The theatre also includes dressing rooms with CCTV large back stage area. "The Studio" used for smaller productions also has full sound and lighting facilities. Both performances areas are fully air-conditioned. The Riverside Arts Centre also has several other meeting/rehearsal rooms plus art studios. Details can be seen on www.riversidearts.co.uk
We always welcome new members to join us. We meet reguarlly at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames. We perform about 3 shows per year, not including our joint shows with Shepperton Players thast we perform under the name “The Riverside Players”.
We rehearse two nights a week, Tuesday and Thursday, so please do come down to meet us.
Please get in contact with us for more infomation.
Since the 1970s Manor Players and Shepperton Players have shared the excellent facilities of the Riverside Arts Centre in a friendly rivalry.
At the recent Annual General Meetings of both Manor and Shepperton Players members voted overwhelmingly for much closer collaboration between the two groups. Whilst both retaining their individual identity, management and finances, members agreed that starting January 2019 there will be two joint productions each year, namely the Panto and a large production summer show, both under the name of Sunbury Riverside Players.
Costs, income, and the actual production will be equally shared by the two groups which is an extension of the successful summer co-operation that has happened for the past three years. At other times of the year both groups will be producing their own shows but a joint committee will meet to ensure there are no clashes of dates or of plays selected. Already there is agreement to share sets, props and costumes and technical staff and it is expected that this co-operation will be extended to other areas, such as Box Office etc. Members of one group will automatically receive non-voting membership of the other, thus enabling actors and technicians to become involved for productions of either group if they so wish.
It is hoped that in the future this agreement will lead to working agreements with other groups so that the name of The Riverside Arts Centre can be more readily promoted as a major centre for good entertainment