Bangor Drama Club Est. 1935
Bangor Drama Club began in 1935 when a group of people with a passion for theatre starting reading plays together. The Club put on its first production in 1938 and hasn't looked back since!
The Clubhouse (a former builder's yard and Home Guard station during the war) was acquired in 1947 and plays were then performed in a number of venues but mostly in "The Little Theatre" across the road.
In 1993, when The Little Theatre closed, the Clubhouse was converted into the Studio Theatre nestled off central avenue in the heart of Bangor.
In its 80th year, the Club moved to its current home, Studio 1A, on Hamilton Road (formerly the Good Templar Hall). After plenty of planning, fundraisers and elbow grease, Studio 1A opened in early 2017 and has hosted countless successful productions already - with many more to come!
The Club puts on at least three productions a year and offers a range of Summer theatre productions by visiting companies in July and August. There are also regular play readings twice a month from September - June annually.
Book Reading with Tony Macauley
Bangor Drama Club will welcome bestselling author Dr. Tony Macaulay on Thursday 1st December at Studio 1A in Bangor. The broadcaster and leadership consultant will discuss the art of writing novels and read from his books Paperboy and Breadboy, signing copies of his publications for those seeking unique Christmas presents. This is a Members Event for the Drama Club but will open to all free of charge and starts at 8pm.
Call in and see Lisa our Theatre Administrator on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings - click here for more.
Tel: 028 91 226161
Colin Blakely Memorial
Bangor Drama Club celebrated our esteemed former Member Colin Blakely on Saturday 24th September with the presentation of a blue plaque by the Ulster History Circle at Studio 1A. We were delighted to be joined by members of Colin’s family and tributes were read from contemporary actors and playwrights including Sir Alan Ayckbourn.