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Useful Links

Technical Advice

             Association of Community Theatre (ACT)


Lighting and Sound - Advice and Hire

             VME, Unit 11 Longridge Trading Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8PR
                      01565 652202

             Torpedo Factory Group (includes the former Lancelyn Theatre Supplies)

Costume Hire

          Altrincham Little Theatre Costume Department is open every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm.                                                     Or phone 0161 928 1113 to discuss your needs

            Royal Exchange Costume Hire, 47-53 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JY
                    0161 819 6660

           Birmingham Costume Hire, Suite 209, Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore Street, Birmingham B5 6ND
             0121 622 3158

 Wilmslow Guild Costume Hire1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5HD

CHADS Theatre costume hire, 0161 486 1788.

Wilmslow Green Room (Tuesday evening from 7 to 9pm)

Wig Hire

Wigs Up North

Properties and Furniture Hire

             Northern Prop Hire Centre (Howorth Wrightson) 

             Altrincham Little Theatre Phone 0161 928 1113 to discuss your needs

Peter Evans Studio - phone 01582 725730 for set wall-panels, friezes, windows, book-backs etc

Guns and Weapons - Advice and Hire


Loan of Scripts

        Altrincham Little Theatre have scripts for loan. Phone 0161 928 1113 for more deatails  

        Davenham Players and Moulton Drama Group have an indexed list of scripts which can be                         borrowed, either for reading or use during rehearsals. Index of Sripts

        The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama have an extensive library and drama scripts can be loaned and returned via royal mail

Licences for Recorded Music Played in Public.

You will probably need both a PRS and a PPL licence - check out and

On-line Booking Management

Manage your ticket sales on-line: Ticketsource

Ticket Printing

 'Just Tickets' phone 0845 126 0631

Owners of Theatre Buildings

Consider joining the Little Theatre Guild of Great

Insurance for Theatres


First Night


Amateur Groups Further Afield

for a list of other groups, advertising, reviews etc check out

suggested Facebook groups:- NW Am Dram; The Great British Amateur Theatre Hub; NODA North West; Association of Community Theatre (ACT)

Magazines for Amateur Theatres

Sardines -  quarterly