Address: The Coach House, Downs Park, Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH19 3BS
Region: East Sussex, South East
Contact Name: Jo Stephens
Phone: 01342 715275
Number of members: 95
Productions per year: 2
Performances per run: 5
Regular Venues: Chequer Mead Theatre East Grinstead
Does the society run a youth group?: No
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East Grinstead Operatic SocietyReport Society
The East Grinstead Operatic Society, known as EGOS ( pronounced EGOSSS, although we all have our egos!) was started in 1922. The first shows were put on in the Whitehall Theatre which unfortunately got bombed during the war. They mainly put on such things as Gilbert and Sullivan and Ivor Novello.
We later switched to performing at the Adeline Genee theatre until it closed down. Luckily a new theatre was built in East Grinstead, the Chequer Mead, and we have been performing there since 1996.
As musical tastes and singing styles changed, EGOS began to produce more modern musicals, but decided to still keep its historical name, even though we no longer put on operas anymore.
EGOS is a charity and therefore does not pay its members and artists for performing and all proceeds are plough back into the society to be used for future shows. There is a membership fee of £25 a year and a show levy of about £25 if you are actually in a show. We generally put on one big musical per year but have recently created a smaller cabaret troupe in order to keep singing during the winter months. At present we put on a big show in September and begin rehearsals for it in May. Please do contact us as we are always looking for new members and performers. We like to think that we are a fun and friendly group who keep the tradition of musical theatre alive in East Grinstead by producing shows of a wonderful standard!
Please join or connect with us through this website, either as a subscribed member of simply by visiting the pages to find out what is going on. You can also connect with us through our Facebook Page using the links on this page.
- : Amateur
- : South East
- : East Sussex
- : Jo Stephens
- : The Coach House, Downs Park
- : Turners Hill Road
- : Crawley Down
- : West Sussex
- : RH10 4HQ
- : https://www.facebook.com/EastGrinsteadTheatre
- : 01342 715275
- : firstname.lastname@example.org
- : 95
- : 2
- : 5
- : Chequer Mead Theatre East Grinstead
- : No
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