Covid-19: Nomad Theatre postponement of our Programme
We are looking at rescheduling these shows and we will keep in touch to keep you up to date with news of our activities.
As many of you will be aware the Prime Minister recently made the following announcement: indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will be able to take place across the country from 1 August.
This guidance sets out how performing arts organisations can prepare for and deliver their activities at each of these five stages. Where a premises or venue delivers a mix of services, only those services that are permitted to be open should be available.
For The Nomads, the following statements are key:
- Professionals working in the performing arts are permitted to return to their activities in line with this guidance.
- Non-professionals (meaning those participating in performing arts other than for work purposes), or groups which include non-professionals may refer to this guidance for their activities, but must at all times do so in line with government legislation and guidance on meeting people outside your household.
This means that we should not currently engage in singing (research is ongoing), and for acting rehearsals - only four people from two households can rehearse indoors, or only six people can rehearse and perform outdoors.
As members of NODA and The Little Theatre Guild, we are encouraged by the campaigns these organisations have launched to request further clarification on the guidance from the government. More information about LTG’s campaign and letter can be found here.
For now, we will continue to hold virtual play readings, to begin virtual rehearsals where needed and we will hold the AGM online (if guidance on gatherings does not change before September). In many ways, we are lucky to be in a position where the cost of opening will not be prohibitive, so we have every confidence in the continuation of The Nomad Theatre and all our groups. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back, as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at future Theatre events
The Nomad Council
Welcome to The Nomad Theatre
We are a community, not-for-profit theatre group, occupying a professionally designed theatre space. We produce a variety of shows, year-round, as well as showcasing affiliate groups on our stage.
How to book
Tickets are available online here - Book Now. You can also book by phone 01483 284747 and leave a message on the answerphone, a member of the team will call you back or you can call in to the theatre on Saturdays 10-12.30. You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card.
You will find the Nomad Theatre behind the shops in Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, KT24 6RT. Look for our swinging sign and drive under the archway between the coffee shop and the Post Office. See the map for parking.
We have a thriving group for youngsters (Nomes Youth Theatre), a regular community lunch & speaker event (Prompt Corner - get involved by emailing), the amazing annual event Play In A Week and plenty of opportunities to socialise at a Club Night, social event or Tuesday social evenings.
If you wish to join us or have any query for the team then leave a message on the answerphone 01483 284717 or email [email protected]
Don't forget you can also follow us on social media!
God Of Carnage (scheduled for November) - click here
Alice In Wonderland (scheduled for December) - click here
To act in any of our productions, you must become a member - see our Get Involved page for all the details.
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How to get involved
Would you like to volunteer with us? Join as a member to act or direct? Become a 'Friend'?
Visit this page - How to get involved
We invite any member who feels they have some expertise in customer service, marketing, secretarial skills (or any other organisational skill), and can devote some of their time to help the Nomads to flourish to talk to a member of the Council. We need more members to work behind the bar, join the Front of House team, join the box office team, help build and paint the sets and much more.
Just looking for the forms? See below:
Chairman : Andrew Hamel-Cooke
Deputy Chairman: Moyra Brookes
Treasurer : Tony Bowdery
Artistic Director : Jackie Shearer
Secretary : Vacant (Acting Secretary : Jackie Shearer)
Technical Manager: Justin Cobb
Theatre Manager: Justin Cobb and David Martin carry out the tasks
PIAW: Lisa Arnold / Tracey Gillard
Greenroom Chairman: Hedda Johnston
Young Nomad Representative: vacant
General Members: Annabelle Lawrence (Marketing & Publicity)
NPL Nominee: David Martin / Paul Asher