Theatre Studio

The Playhouse is home to Theatre Studio, an independent part-time performing arts school, set up 30 years ago by members of the theatre. It provides classes on various afternoons after school and on Saturdays, depending on the class taken (speech, musical theatre, dance, improvisation etc). They also run week-long summer and easter schools leading to full stage performances.

Playhouse Company

The Cheltenham Playhouse has been 'home' to the Playhouse Company for 60-70 years. We aim to produce at least two productions a year and meet on the last Monday of the month for a social evening and play readings.Our next production in September 2024 is Brontë by Polly Teale and in February 2025, Much Ado About Nothing. For further information please contact and follow us on Facebook for infromation on auditions and play readings.

Comic Sans Script

The Playhouse hosts Cheltenham's biggest improvised comedy group Comic Sans Script ( They hold weekly Wednesday workshops, open to all adults* with improv experience. If you don't have any improvised comedy experience, no worries - they run beginner's courses too! They also run the free monthly 'Improjam' shows ( on the first Sunday evening of the month in the Playhouse's Green Room Bar.

[ * ] Under 18s by application, and must be escorted by parent/guardian.

The Cheltones Singing Group

Tuesdays 10.30am – 12pm

The Cheltones Singing Group has been running at Cheltenham Playhouse since 2018 and

gives people who want to sing, but maybe have little or no experience, the chance to come

and join a warm, friendly bunch of people. We sing an eclectic mix of songs from contemporary and folk to sea shanties and gospel, amongst other genres. All songs are learnt by ear and there are no auditions or solos! There are opportunities to perform with our other groups (The Tuesdays and The Wednesdays Singing Groups) but there is absolutely no pressure to do this.

For more information have a look at our website: or contact Louise Johnson about a free taster session: or 07887 386937