Welcome to CATS.
Our society has been running for over 40 years providing entertainment to the Crowthorne community.
We welcome you to our website and hope to see you at our next show or if you fancy joining us why not get in contact – we always looking for new members to join us from treading the boards to work back stage – anyone is welcome.
Crowthorne Amateur Theatrical Society was founded in May 1978, following an initial meeting in November 1977, to “provide theatre and theatrical presentations for the people of Crowthorne and the surrounding area”. Aided by a grant of £25 from Bracknell District Council, the Society put on its first play, Fool’s Paradise by Peter Coke, in October 1978. Since then we have prospered, staging many highly successful shows.
What we do
We always stage at least two shows a year: usually our Spring production is in April or May, and our Pantomime is at the beginning of December. Between these, we are usually involved (in some way or other) with the Crowthorne Carnival, as well as often staging a smaller summer show. Pantomimes are usually great fun for all involved, and our Spring productions have gained a reputation locally for being ambitious, but highly successful, and we have a reputation for imaginatively overcoming the many obstacles our lack of resources impose upon us.
Last, but by no means least, we are a very social Society. After meetings members often congregate in a local pub, and we have various organised Social events throughout the year, such as meals out, barbecues, quiz nights, car treasure hunts, etc.
We always try to ensure everyone is involved and everyone has fun, and that those working behind the scenes are recognised as much as those “in the limelight” on stage. The hardest work (and the most fun) is often had by those working backstage, in the jobs that are not as visible as being on stage but of real importance to any show’s success.
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