Our Society has a lot of history since 1911
The Porthill Players is a non-profit making amateur dramatic
and musical society. We were founded in 1911, performing in
Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Our key focus is to create an environment that enables performers young and old to entertain and be entertained.
We want to bring some of the best theatrical and musical productions to the stages to benefit our local community and to increase the visibility of performing arts across Stoke on Trentand Staffordshire.
The society has grown to almost one hundred members, who regularly stage major musicals, plays and one-off concerts in and around Stoke-on-Trent. Recent Porthill Players productions include Hi De Hi
(May 2017), How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (May 2016) and Jackie: The Jackie Trent Story (May 2015). We are continually looking for new members and people to perform with us in our productions, so whatever interests you have within musical theatre and acting, please come and spend some time with us and be a part of our shows.
Although many of the productions are of professional production standards most if not all of the members are unpaid amateurs. The society has an equal opportunities membership policy and members are aged from 16 to 80 years, all from the local community. Participating in theatre and drama can also allow people, especially younger people, the freedom to express themselves in ways they would find difficult in other contexts. Productions are staged at venues in and around Stoke-on-Trent, including the Victoria Hall, the Regent Theatre in Hanley and the Stoke-on-Trent Repertory Theatre.