There are three types: Full Membership, Patron or Membership of Young Arcadians.
So – you can sing, you’ve always fancied being on stage, maybe do a little bit of acting or dancing and are aged 16 or over, then maybe you’re just the sort of person we’re looking for to join our friendly society.
We rehearse at the Norton Methodist Community Centre, Letchworth Garden City on Tuesday evenings mainly, but as a show approaches the cast may also be required to attend on Thursday evenings. There is usually one Sunday rehearsal as well.
Auditioning is quite simple – and not too painful. Auditionees are asked to prepare a vocal audition, in addition they will be asked to sing a few scales and read a short piece of dialogue. In addition there is a short movement audition. The audition panel consists of the musical director and a few committee members. Auditions usually take place in May/June and November/December.
If you are successful then there will be a membership fee to pay (currently £50 per annum - £35 if you are under 18 or in full time education) which covers most things, but you will be asked to provide some items of costume (shoes, hosiery, gloves etc.) and the occasional small prop.
In addition there is a show fee for each show you take part in, this will cover the hire of your lib/score and tea and biscuit at rehearsal!
If this sounds like something you’d like to try then contact our membership secretary Jan Milton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By becoming a Patron or Group Patron you will receive advance notification of shows, along with priviledge booking as well as regular newsletter containing details of all our activities. A full list of Patrons is listed in every show programme.
For further information please print and complete this form, then email Stephanie Seal at email@example.com asking for details of the address of where to send it.
Young Arcadians are aged from 10 – 18 years and we meet on Saturday mornings from 10.00 – 12.30 from September to February. After Christmas until the performance in February half term we also meet for rehearsals on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Auditions are held once a year in May or June.
Subscriptions at present are £35.00 per year.
There is also a show fee for each show, this changes with each show depending upon costs.
For further information please email the membership secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org, with details about yourself such as if you have been in any other societies, school drama productions etc. We will keep your name on file and contact you as soon as we have an audition date.