Join Us


Good Companions Stage Society is one of the oldest and leading

amateur musical theatre groups' 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 our annual Holly

Hike - usually beginning and ending at a local pub!


Where are we 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 we 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 evenings and Sundays.


How many shows do we perform?

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

a smaller show in the Spring.


Where do we perform?

 We perform our main show at Derby Theatre and the smaller show at various venues including the Guildhall Theatre and Repton School.


How Can I Get Involved? 

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

apply for an audition. This is usually quite informal and 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 either in full or by Direct Debit at £10

per month. Other costs include the hire of libs and scores.


What next?

Please email our membership secretary, Pauline, via and we will 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 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 £10.00 = £120

or by a one-off payment of £100 which MUST BE made in full before the end of February, after

which the cost increases to £120.

Acting Membership

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


via 12 x £10.00 Monthly payments



one off payment by end of February*

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.

*Late payment of subs will incurr an addition charge of £20 to £120 if paying in full


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.