About Us

Mission Statement

Photo provided by Vicki Head

The Company aims to put on a varied programme of six productions a year including a traditional pantomime. Rehearsals are usually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The high number of productions and regular social events make for a lively, interesting and friendly organisation.

We are a registered charity and the company relies on the time and effort of its members. New members are always welcome and we are a very social group.

Tuesday evening is considered “club night” and is always open to new members. Informal play readings and workshops happen regularly and this is a good opportunity to meet some of the members and have a look around the theatre.

There are many interesting jobs to be done; it is not just the actors who bring the show to you. There is always a need for set designers, scenery builders, lighting people, prompts, front of house staff, costume makers and many others for the thousand and one jobs that contribute to a successful group.

We also have three Youth Groups. Young Stagers for Children aged 7-11 who meet on a Saturday morning, and Up Stagers (14-18) who meet from 4pm until 6.00 on a Wednesday evening.

For more information contact Sheena Liversidge.

We are always on the lookout for new members, so if you have any interest in the mysteries of the theatre please come and join us.

The Aims of the company are:

  1. To provide good live theatre.
  2. To encourage and develop members in the many facets of acting, production and association skills.
  3. To maintain and improve The Lion Theatre.

Horncastle Theatre Company is registered charity number 701555.

The company’s constitution, which was amended at the Annual General Meeting on 28th March 2018, can be viewed here in PDF form.


The Company’s committee is elected every year at the AGM.

As of 26th March 2019, the committee is as follows:

Chairman – Dominic Hinkins
Vice Chairman – Shirley Moffat
Treasurer – David Ireland
Secretary – Amanda Eastwood
Social Secretary – Emily Head
Young Stagers – Sheena Liversidge
Theatre Manager – Brian Burbidge
Archivist – Penny Holland
Wardrobe – Priscilla Danby-Burbidge
Publicity – Gail Hinkins
Member – Derek Le Page
Member – Theresa Swinson
Member – Chris Liversidge

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