APS Annual General Meeting
and Summer Party

The AGM will take place in the Sherborne Studio Theatre on Wednesday 31st August, 7.30 pm, followed by the summer party.


by Harold Pinter
November/December 2022

Whose Life Is it Anyway
by Brian Clarke
March 2023

by Yasmina Reza
June 2023

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
December 2023

100 CLUB

We are keen to recruit new members to the Sherborne Studio Theatre 100 Club. Cash prizes are on offer..
See our Support APS page

Amateur Players of Sherborne (APS) are one of the oldest groups in the area. Since the group was founded in 1934, we have presented over 180 shows and have received a number of awards. We are now based in the Sherborne Studio Theatre.
Our July 2022 production of Billy Liar featured some of our very talented new young actors and was warmly received by capacity audiences. The star of the show was without question Liam Beard who played the part of Billy.
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Formerly a chapel (known as 'The Tin Tabernacle'), Sherborne Studio Theatre has been converted into a cosy, intimate little theatre with a stage, green room and an auditorium that can accommodate an audience of up to 52.
You are very welcome to become a member of APS, whether you want to act, work back stage or just enjoy our company. If you would like to get involved in staging a play or just enjoy an entertaining night out, we will be delighted to hear from you.
If you don't want to become a member of APS, but would like to receive advance information about our productions by email, do please complete the form below. Rest assured that we will only use these details to contact you about productions.

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Billy Liar
"Went on the opening night to see this show. WOW! I was blown away on how good it was. All the cast played their roles perfectly; I could not fault it. It was done so perfectly; all of the actors and actresses on the stage were amazing and held their character so well. I recommend this show and the theatre group to anyone -- all will be happy. Loved the performance and hope to join APS myself very soon. Brilliant." (Luke Harvey)
Educating Rita
"The play's message about the transformative power of Literature and Education was brought across beautifully, and the pomposity of the academic establishment was punctured with waspish accuracy by both Martin and Sarah. Thanks again and congratulations on a stunning production of a play that hasn't dated one little bit." (Carl Davies)
"I just wanted to say that was an outstanding performance of Educating Rita last night. Acting at a professional level throughout, so too direction, the crew and the set. A real tour de force. Congratulations to everyone concerned. How lucky we are to have such excellent theatre on our doorstep." (Roy Leask)
Educating Rita
"Watched this tonight and it was absolutely brilliant. Well done Sarah and Martin - fabulous performances."
(Bev Taylor-Wade)
"Absolutely phenomenal production of Educating Rita last night. I pity anyone who can't get a ticket; so brilliant in every way. Better than the film." (Alison Fenwick)
"Saw Educating Rita last night….. wow ! Many congratulations to Sarah and Martin. How lucky are we in Sherborne to have such talent, a great little venue and to be totally blown away by such great performances. Well done to everyone involved. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening out. Thank you." (Jane Pitts)
Educating Rita
"A diamond of a production! Perfection!" (Linda Catchpole)
Shakespeare In (and out of) Love
"I just wanted to let you know that I thought the production was absolutely fantastic. What a brilliantly accessible way of presenting Shakespeare: so clever; so clear, and the cast and their fabulous costumes were amazing, too. The way it was written and the use of the space and changes of level within the Paddock Gardens was brilliant. And the weather was sooo kind, too! Thank you all so much for a wonderful afternoon."
Shakespeare In (and out of) Love
"What a lovely afternoon in the sunshine!… I was entertained by a blend of comic and tragic Shakespearean genius, all brought together by a team of exceptional talent. It was brilliant and you all did a beautiful job. Thank you." (Joanna Simpson)
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