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Tell me more....

Good Companions Stage Society is  one of the oldest and leading

amateur dramatic society in Derby.


We are a multi-award winning company winning acclaim from

NODA and The Derby Eagle Awards consistently over a number of



Although we are an amateur company, we pride ourselves in

producing high quality, professional shows at professional theatres

and venues in Derby.


For most of the year we are involved with rehearsals and

performances, but we are a friendly group who enjoy a variety of

social events throughout the year, such as quiz nights, meals, theatre

trips, a dinner dance, our awards night and a programme of walks in

the summer - usually beginning and ending at a local pub!


Where is the company based?

We are based in Derby and hold rehearsals at St. Thomas'

Church in Normanton and Derby Dance Studio near Derby City Centre.


When do you rehearse?

Main company rehearsal is on a Monday evening from 7.30 -

10.00pm. As we get nearer to a show, rehearsals are called on

Fridays and Sundays.


How many shows do you perform?

We perform 2 shows per year. Our main show is in the Autumn with

a smaller show in the Spring.


Where do you perform?

 We perform at Derby Guildhall Theatre and Derby Theatre.


How Can I Get Involved? 

To become an acting member of Good Companions, you need to

apply for a formal audition to the Company. This involves singing a

song of your choice, performing a piece of theatre and a movement

exercise with our Choreographer. Following an audition, there is

then a period of 'probation'. Auditions are held throughout the year

depending upon the balance of the company.


How much does it cost?

Membership is payable by Direct Debit at £7 per month.

Other costs include the hire of libs and scores.


Who can I contact?

Pauline Reader is the membership secretary for the company and

can be contacted via


What next?

Pauline can be contacted via to

arrange a time for you to drop in to rehearsal, see what we do,

have a chat and a coffee with us and see if you want to be part of our

multi-award winning company.

If you would like to get involved behind the scenes, we would love to welcome you on board as you are able to join the company as an Associate Member.

Alternatively, for a minimum donation, you can become a Patron to receive our newsletters and get involved with our social activities.


Membership can be paid monthly by direct debit at 12 monthly payments of £7.00 = £84

or by a one-off payment of £75 which MUST BE made in full before the end of January.

Acting Membership

dependent upon the completion of a satisfactory audition and subject to a 6 month probationary period.


via 12x £7.00 Monthly payments



one off payment by end of January

Associate Membership

having equal rights as acting members.


per annum

The minimum age for entry to Good Companions is 16 years.

The ages 16 - 18 are regarded as junior and are subject to a reduced subscription.


If you are interested in joining us, please download and complete the
application form below and return it to Pauline Reader, Membership Secretary
at the email or postal address given.