join cbtg

Join a local, friendly amateur dramatics group.

CBTG has been operational since 1958. Each year we put on a minimum of 1 play, plus our annual pantomime. Membership is affordable and all of our publicly advertised auditions are open to all members of the public. Simply come along to Arden Hall at the time and date shown on our flyers. 

Dont forget, we always host new members nights before each audition. This is your chance to come along, meet our membership, and get a feel of what it's like to be part of the group without the pressure of auditions.

Frequently asked questions

When is the next audition/new members event?

We host these a minimum of twice a year. Details of any upcoming events are available on our facebook page or on the news feed of our home page.

How much is membership?

Membership costs £25 for adults, and £10 for children and concessions. Membership is paid anually.

Do I need experience with acting?

No. In fact, many of our membership started with us with no experience at all.

What is the minimum age limit?

Currently, we do not accept members younger than 8 years of age for our pantomimes. The minimum age for our plays is 14 years of age.

Are members guaranteed a part in the performances?

Though we'd love to, we cannot cast every member in our performances. However, there is plenty of opportunity for non-cast members to help out with productions, such as directing, producing, back-stage support, set design and building and front-of-house support.

Do members have to act?

No. Members can choose whether to audition or not just like everyone else. There are also opportunities to help out back stage, with costumes or set building and front-of-house.

Where do you rehearse?

Generally, all rehearsals and performances take place at Arden Hall, Castle Bromwich. If there is any deviation from this, you will always be told prior to the season commencing.

When do you rehearse?

Rehearsals take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30PM. Leading up to show week, rehearsal times may increase to include full day Sunday rehearsals, plus some weekday evening rehearsals.