Becoming a Backstage Member of Centre Stage costs £10.00 per year and is for those members who want to take a behind the scenes role in the Centre Stage community. As well as a requirement for anyone who wants to be on the production team or backstage helpers in one of our shows, our offstage membership offering provides the following benefits:
Priority booking for all of our events, including shows;
Access to our Members Only Facebook Page;
Ad-hoc Members Only benefits, such as cheap theatre tickets;
The chance to vote at our AGM.
Please see the below pages for more information:
To purchase membership please fill out the form below and make a payment by pressing the Paypal button. If you have additional questions contact our Membership Officer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I have a full-time job, will I still be able to participate?
The vast majority of our production teams work full-time. We rehearse in the evenings and at weekends, and production meetings are generally held either after rehearsal or on a weeknight. Typically, a cabaret may rehearse on one weeknight and a weekend day (for example: Wednesday evening 7pm - 10pm and Saturday 11am - 4pm); whilst a large-scale show may rehearse two weeknights and a weekday (such as Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 10pm and Saturday 11am - 5pm). This will vary show to show, but you will not be expected to attend during the average working day. Rehearsals tend to intensify nearer to show week, and there is an expectation that you will attend "Get-In" (where we bring the show into the theatre space - this can take all day, and is usually on a Sunday), plus one or more Tech and Dress Rehearsals in the evenings immediately prior to the show dates. Call time for both cast and crew on a Show night is 6pm.
Do you offer internships?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer internships - we are a charity staffed entirely by volunteers who work in their spare time, and we have no full-time staff. The charity is run by an elected Board of Trustees who volunteer their time alongside their full-time jobs. We then use volunteers as crew and creative for each individual production who work with us in their free time. If you are in London and would like to volunteer your time to help on a specific production we would love to have you join us.
I want to direct/musically direct/choreograph a show for Centre Stage!
If you are a Director, Musical Director or Choreographer, and you have an idea for a show for our next season, (or if you just have a suggestion for the season!) check out our Pitch A Show page.