Here you will find all the latest information on upcoming productions, auditions and reviews from the Nomad Theatre, Surrey. Contact our dedicated team here in East Horsley using the Contact Us page for more information. Tickets are available using Ticket Source.
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 White Footed Goose and the Post Office. See the map for parking.
Nomad Theatre puts on a wide range of shows from Shakespeare, drama, comedy, musicals to panto. We have a thriving Youth Theatre with classes on Saturdays and Thursdays and their own summer show and studio plays. Contact the tutors at [email protected] for information about joining.
Prompt Corner lunches are held every third Wednesday, enjoy a two course meal and listen to local speakers talk on an endless range of subjects. Contact Mary Brooks if interested [email protected]
Play in a Week is a very special annual event in July. It is a week long fully inclusive project which enables actors with learning and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the magic and benefits of taking part in theatre. See more
If you wish to join us or have any query then leave a message on the answerphone 01483 284717 or email [email protected] The Chairman will respond to emails.
For box office requests and questions please only leave a message at 01483 284747. As parking is limited at the theatre please phone box office if you need to reserve a disabled parking space.
How to join/renew
Our membership year runs from 1st June to 31st May.
Click on the link, print the membership form and post it to the Membership Secretary at the Nomad Theatre, Bishopmead Parade, East Horsley, KT246RT. Payment can be by cheque, credit card in person or BACS.
Chairman : Elaine Burns
Treasurer : Bridgit Winn-Taylor
Artistic Director : Andrew Hamel-Cooke
Secretary : Tracey Gillard
Technical Director: Tim Williams
PIAW: Lisa Arnold
Greenroom Nominee: David Martin
Young Nomad Representative: Nathan Farrell
General Member: Justin Cobb
Co-opted members: Phil Wilcox, Paul Asher
The story started in 1934 when the Nomads staged their first play, Journey’s End, in the Guildford Borough Hall. From then until 1957, performances were held in local halls and rehearsals took place in various different places – leading to the name Nomad Players.
In 1957, the society was given some land with a building on it which up till then had been used as a builder’s store and this was converted by the members into a small theatre. In 1980 a wooden hut was bought to house the bar, props store, paint store and wardrobe
By the time the group celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 1994 it was running a weekly children’s drama workshop – the Nomes. While the Young Nomads had been active for 20 years. It was also becoming obvious that the old theatre would need replacing and plans were being drawn up, but financing such a project was always going to be a problem. Happily, the National Lottery had just appeared on the scene and Nomad Players Ltd were one of the early applicants. To manage the whole project two committees were formed, Nomad Players Ltd to run the appeal, own the building and land while the Nomads ran the theatre and put on shows.
The National Lottery gave us a unique opportunity to develop a theatre that provided all the facilities we need for our wide-ranging drama activities. From our preliminary application onwards the Arts Council of England encouraged us to build a really well-equipped, good quality theatre. The final award was for £1,346,000 of which The Nomad Players had to raise £338,000.
The result is a small theatre with a raked auditorium, fly tower, revolving stage and two trap doors.