Here at Wycombe Art Centre, we host a huge amount of both amateur and professional theatre and drama performances in our fantastic venues. We have an in-house company (the multi-disciplined and multi-talented Signdance Collective), as well as friends with many local production teams from Dread Falls Theatre to the Lane End Players.
From cutting-edge dramas to musicals, pantomimes and comedy sketch shows, we’ve hosted a huge selection of theatre companies, productions and talent, often before they went on to acheive national and international success.
As part of our commitment to arts in the local community, we also run periodic workshops, classes, clubs and exhibitions for the general public to get involved in. So whether you’re an actor, director, set designer or writer, or even if you just love theatre and want to take a peek behind the curtains, why not come along or get involved?
Current in-house production companies
Signdance Collective International
SDC are a boundary-smashing touring performance company. Critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, their unique live shows transcend stereotypes and blur the boundaries between dance, theatre, live music and song, new media, and even language itself.
Recent Signdance projects include a tour through Wales with the show The Turtle Trials (a multimedia piece for young people and kids with environmental themes) and the Time Project, which took place during lockdown and brought together a network of songwriters and musicians, poets, actors/actresses and film-makers to create a stunning multimead exhibit that answers the question, “What does time mean to you?”
A truly international phenomenon, the collective consists of five core members working with numerous collaborators.
SDC are supported by Arts Council England and we’re proud to say that they regularly rehearse at Wycombe Arts Centre, planning, refining and testing their shows before taking them on the road. They also host regular live events at Wycombe Arts Centre, so browse our event listings for more or visit the official Signdance website.
Wycombe Drama Guild
WDG are another of our resident theatre companies dating back to 2018. With eight regular members and even more contributors, their passion for performance has led to multiple fantastic shows since the start of their residency.
Their first production was Accidental Death of an Anarchist, a suitably anarchic descent into chaos. That was followed by Bottom’s Dream, the hilarious Shakespeare off-shoot, and the Doherty Scratch Night, which featured a host of new talents alongside the original cast.
Check out our events calendar for more information on upcoming theatre shows.