Address: The Kings Theatre, 16 Fitzroy Street, Newmarket, Newmarket
Region: Suffolk, East of Engand
Contact Name: Sarah Smith
History: The King’s Theatre was built around 1850 and was originally a school, which closed in 1939 and became known as the Fitzroy Tea Rooms until 1945 (a British restaurant where service men and women could get a reasonable lunch for about 6d). Bought Captain Herbert Ryder King (then Chairman of Nomads) in 1954 for the sum of £2,000. Captain Kings bequeathed the theatre to it's members when he died in 1971 and remains the property in trust to the members.
Number of members: 200
Productions per year: 10
Performances per run: 6
Membership required for auditioning?: no
Membership required for participation?: yes
Does the society run a youth group?: yes
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The Kings Theatre is home to the amateur society Nomads (also a charity) and it’s affiliated groups; Young Nomads, Kings Kids & Kiddies. Putting on around 6-10 of it’s own shows each year it is also the community theatre of Newmarket and hosts professional touring groups and local schools for their productions as well as Open Mic Nights.
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