Welcome to the Hurst Players theatre company!
Established in 1936, we are a thriving village theatre group, focussed on bringing exemplary drama to West Sussex and entertainment to our local community and beyond. Please use the navigation links above to browse our website.
It has been apparent for a while now that the theatre building is in need of some significant maintenance and refurbishment work. The committee embarked on an exploratory discussion of this in 2015 and, following consultation with construction industry professionals, a proposed schedule of works was arrived at. This would involve a major overhaul of the auditorium area, including replacing the aging seating, revamping the LX & SFX systems, and removing the two columns which partially obstruct the view of the stage from the seats behind them. (The full proposal can be accessed on the "News" page).
On Thursday 13th October, an EGM took place at the Players Theatre and a motion was put to the membership to vote on. This motion asked the membership whether they consented to the proposed works and the budget outlined. In an historic display of enthusiasm, the decision to pass the motion was unanimous by all those eligible to vote. As such, the motion has been adopted and the renovations will take place according to the schedule laid out. The committee are extremely grateful to all those who attended, took part in the discussion, and voted to permit the works to go ahead. This is an exciting opportunity to inject new vigour into the theatre and future-proof it for many decades to come.
The Players will now embark on the challenge of raising the necessary funds to realise this plan. This will take various forms - some requiring more input from the membership than others. Watch this space for further details!