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Welcome to the website of Sardines magazine, the ONLY indepentently produced publication exclusively for the amateur theatre sector throughout the UK.

According to Our Creative Talent - the government’s recent 92-page report into England’s amateur and voluntary arts sector the United Kingdon contains over 10,000 amateur theatre societies.

Whether your group performs in the local scout hut, the church hall, a dedicated fringe venue or its own theatre premises, all societies now form part of the UK’s Sardines family.

Sardines is put together and run by an experienced group of publishing professionals that - and maybe more importantly - are also dedicated amateur theatre practitioners of all ages.

Sardines magazine is now available to download and read as a brand-new APP available across all mobile platforms including iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle as well as desktop PCs and Macs. However, as we’re sure you’ll agree, there’s still nothing quite like having the real thing to read, and so there is also the opportunity to subscribe to a hard-copy delivered to your door every quarter.

The purpose of Sardines is a straightforward one... to offer this vibrant community an umbrella network in which societies may interact, communicate and support one other; to provide a central point of contact for societies and their audiences alike to access activity and membership details as well as information on productions across the UK;

to bring a fresh, modern, informative and entertaining approach to this great institution that is ‘amateur theatre’ to society members as well as arousing the curiosity of future potential members.

Sardines magazine and its website both provide details of thousands of societies across the UK and, by accessing the website, groups may quickly add or amend information on profiles and future productions.

It’s all free, so if you are part of an amateur (or non-professional) society then please make sure:
1. Your details are included in our Directory
2. All your future productions, past productions, auditions, previews & reviews are listed on your Directory page and, automatically, also in our Show Guide ...