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The Gravesend and District Theatre Guild was formed in 1948 when the various small amateur drama groups in the area formed a central body for support and mutual benefit. In doing so, bringing the best talent and raising the standard of productions.

After many years without a home, the Theatre Guild opened the Guild Theatre at Vale Road in 1991.

The Theatre Guild features performers from our own direct membership at that of four affiliated societies from the area.  We became a registered charity in 2006.

It is our aim to establish a thriving community theatre available to amateur and touring professionals companies and a venue suitable for drama, dance, film, and exhibitions.

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We aim to produce a wide ranging annual programme with a number of productions every year for our adult members - large cast musicals, small cast musicals, plays, pantos, Christmas concerts, murder mystery evenings or anything else that might take our fancy! See the "What's On" page for details of our upcoming productions.

If you are interested in joining either as a performer, director or helping behind the scenes with set building, lighting, sound, make-up or costumes please contact our Membership Secretary Jane Fenlon on 01474567813 or via the "Contact Us" page.

Whatever your age or skills we would love to hear from you!


The Guild Theatre is lucky enough to have it's very own extensive wardrobe and we therefore have thousands of costumes available to hire.

From one costume to an entire show.

For information please contact Denise McCormick at:

Like many theatre groups, here at the Guild we have also collected a variety of props and furniture across our many years.  When these items are not in use we are happy to hire them out!

Get in contact to find out additional details on how to hire, we have much more than we could ever photograph so please don't hesitate to ask what latest items we've got!


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Our 2022/23 Committee and other roles:

Chairman: David Ames

Deputy Chairman: Gemma Dand

Secretary: Michael Smith

Treasurer: George Whittaker 

Membership Secretary (and Everything else): Jane Fenlon

Youth Director: Rhiannon Williams

Premises Manager: Stephen Chambers

Lighting Manager: Scott Terry and Brandon Parkin

Technical Manager: Dani Baylis

Wardrobe Manager: Denise McCormick

Properties Manager: Dani Baylis

Members' Reps: Scott Terry, Daniel Pike and Kevin Heasman

Affiliated Society Rep: David Cheshire

Programme Members' Rep: TBA

President: David Banfield

Bar Manager: Detta Hannon

Box Office: Laura Vines

Call Boy Editor: Jane Fenlon

Archivists: Laura Vines and Coralie Webster

Website: Gemma Dand

Facebook: David Ames

Instagram: Rhiannon Williams

Festival: Gemma Dand

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