About the Oxted Players

TOPs produces two main plays a year, in May and October, along with our multi award-winning pantomime which delivers 10 near sell out performances every January.

We have also recently launched TOPs Fringe, with which we take drama to the community performing at a range of local venues. The Fringe also allows us to try different material and provide opportunities for our members to get involved in a range of different productions and events.

Finally, there is our junior section, The Young Oxted Players or YOPs. Junior members can join us from the age of 8 and can get involved with workshops, junior specific productions, and audition for our annual pantomime.

The Barn

Our main programme has been performed at the Barn Theatre, Oxted, since the 1940s and the theatre continues to be our home for our May, October and January productions.

More information on the Theatre can be found on www.barntheatreoxted.co.uk

Since the launch of the Fringe in 2020, we also perform at a variety of local venues including The Carpenters Arms in Limpsfield Chart and The Oxted Royal British Legion. In 2022 we will also be launching an exciting new venture in conjunction with Flower Farm.

If you are involved with a venue, indoor or out, and would like to discuss hosting a potential event or production, please contact us at fringe@oxtedplayers.co.uk

The Oxted Players were formed in 1946 under the name of the Student Players (“students of drama”). We changed our name to The Oxted Players on 1 January 2000 and our first major production, Poison Pen, was in the autumn of 1948. We also began putting on an annual pantomime in 1950 and in 1954 we embarked upon presentation of spring productions with Many Happy Returns. With at least three major productions a year and now the Fringe as well, we are a very busy Society that offers something for everyone!

You can find details of some of our past productions here.

TOPs is a member of The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) and we are proud to have been recipients of many NODA Accolades of Excellence for both our plays and pantomimes.

Find out more by visiting www.noda.org.uk

As with most Dramatic Societies, we are supported by a loyal band of helpers who steadfastly turn out to set build, paint, crew, help front of house and generally assist on the production side but further help is always most appreciated! We are ready with open arms to welcome new members to get involved either in front of or behind the scenes and there is no cost to become a member.

To become a member you can fill in the joining form on the “join” page