Jump to navigation. Amateur dramatics. The very mention can trigger a supercilious sneer or a fit of condescending giggles among professional practitioners. But use the term? Mark Pemberton investigates.
The BRBAC Drama Members
Amateur theatre , also known as amateur dramatics , is theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows, and do so for the social activity as well as the artistic side. Productions may take place in venues ranging from the open air, community centres or schools to independent or major professional theatres and can be simple light entertainment or demanding drama. Amateur theatre is distinct from the professional or community theatre simply in that participants are not paid, although this is not always the case, even though the productions staged may be commercial ventures, either to fund further productions, to benefit the community, or for charity.
The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre
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Go back. Overview Organisations People Publications Outcomes. Abstract Funding details. This project has the potential for impact for a broad range of project partners at national and local level, and individual community participants across the amateur dramatics community of interest. The research is designed to draw on existing knowledge of the sector from these project partners, and seeks to understand whether amateur dramatics contributes to sustaining and revitalising geographically located communities.