Here's what people have to say about the importance of amateur theatre :

Hello, Su Pollard here. Speaking from personal experience, I would advise anybody who has a passion for theatre that amateur dramatics is the absolute perfect springboard for bigger and better things.  Not only does it build your confidence as a person, it teaches you people skills.  Even if you never do it for a living, what a wonderful joy it is – it's just irreplaceable!’                                                                                                                                                                                            Su Pollard - Actress

Amateur theatre is important for the community, for culture and for training young people and adults in the dramatic arts.
I commend the Cheshire Theatre Guild for their role in uniting and championing amateur and youth theatres throughout Cheshire.’                               
Edward Timpson former MP for Crewe and Nantwich and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.         

The founder of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts recently noted how a young Paul McCartney and George Harrison were once allowed to pass through his building unremarked because they were following a purely theoretical music course. The opportunity for practical experience in all areas of the arts is critical in the illumination of talent and in this sense the chances offered by amateur theatre to young people are increasingly vital.’                                                       Tim Firth - Playwright.