At UpStage TC we are committed to giving everyone the opportunity to be a part of amazing theatre, whether it's on the stage or behind the scenes.

We're dedicated to making this accessible for all, so we don't charge membership fees. Head to our auditions page to find out more!

"completely absorbed from beginning to end and loved every second"

"This is the third [UpStage] panto we have been to with the Grandchildren. It was the best so far"

"It was great fun, and we laughed all the way through it"

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I want to be involved but...

I'm too busy
Rehearsals run Mondays 7-10pm, and whilst you're welcome to come for the whole three hours, you won't be required to. Given enough notice, we will be able to adjust your call times around your availability. Only around after 8pm? We'll only schedule you for that time. Can't make every second Monday of the month? Let us know!
I don't have any experience

The short answer; you don't need any! UpStageTC is filled with performers and backstage crew, some of whom have never worked in a theatre in their life! Others were practically born into no what level of experience you have, we want to invite you to join us and learn as you go!
I've missed the audition date

Admittedly if we're two weeks out from show day then it may be too late to be in the show this year! BUT we still want to hear from you at any time of the year. We still invite new members to join the chorus for a short while after rehearsals have started. Plus we would love to add you to our audition mailing list too. Email Becky at to join the list.

I can't make the performance dates

Whilst we do require all cast and tech crew to be available for the show dates, we still need volunteers to join the team before show week. Costume making, set building, prop sourcing and marketing all happen pre-show! Or you could volunteer some time through the year to help with our charity fundraisers?

I don't have childcare

If your children are aged 7+, get them involved too! UpStage Juniors is an amazing opportunity for budding performers to be in the show and learn new skills, whilst making friends along the way! Head to our UpStage Juniors page for more info, or email Becky at with any questions.

I can't afford show fees/company membership
Haven't you heard? It's FREE! Everyone here at The Red Balloon Family created UpStageTC to be an inclusive community theatre company, making fantastic shows accessible to everyone. We don't charge anything for costumes, membership, auditions or rehearsals. We fundraise throughout the year to keep our ticket prices low too, so if you think you'd like to help us with that then get in touch!

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