Registered Charity No. 274648

In 1975 Trowbridge Amateur Operatic Society was formed, and since then has presented more than 70 shows.  Trowbridge Youth Theatre (TYT) was formed in 2007 as an opportunity for those between 11-24 to perform on stage.  In 2012 it was decided to update the society’s name to TAOS Musical Theatre to more accurately reflect the shows performed.

With an emphasis on fun, team work and a love for all things musical, TAOS Musical Theatre has grown into the talented, passionate and friendly society that it is today.

The Society normally produces two musical shows per year in May and November, usually at the Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, with other concerts and showcases.

On stage, behind the scenes or front of house, we are always keen to welcome new members.  If you would like to be involved please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you or if you just wish to enjoy our performances, tickets can be bought from the Current Production page.

Rehearsals

The main weekly rehearsals for chorus and principals take place on Tuesdays at The Spectrum Centre, Clarendon Academy, Trowbridge commencing at 7.30 pm and ending at 10.00 pm.

Once Principals are chosen they will have an additional separate rehearsal each Wednesday.  Two or three Sunday rehearsals may take place during the preparations for each of the two shows.

Detailed schedules will be given to each member from time to time and can also be obtained from this website and the Society’s Facebook group.

Society President – Mrs Joan Francis

Life Members – Mr David Asplin, Mrs. Jan Fitchett, Mrs. Joan Baggs,
Mrs. Joan Francis, Mr. Frank Martin

Fees

Membership Fees are set annually by the elected Committee.  Current rates for adults are: –

  1. Annual Membership fee – £15, this must be paid prior to auditioning for a principal role. This fee entitles you to vote at AGM/EGM, and attend any rehearsal.
  2. Show fee – £25 per show, increasing to £30 for SpamalotThis fee is to cover hired costumes, orchestra, theatre costs, lighting, sound, scenery etc.

Weekly donation – £2 for each main weekly rehearsal, towards cost of hall hire (this cost includes coffee/ tea/squash)

Reduced fees are available for Students and children.  Please contact us for more information.

       Score Hire – A limited number of Vocal Scores are available for hire at £2 per show, Libretto hire cost is £1

A deposit of £25 is required for scores/libs which is refunded when returned in good condition as confirmed by the hire company.

Officers

Claire Borovac, Chairman

chair@taosmusicaltheatre.co.uk

Ann Berry, Vice-Chair

Matt Heaton, Treasurer

treasurer@taosmusicaltheatre.co.uk

Michelle Hole, Membership Secretary

membership@taosmusicaltheatre.co.uk

Committee Members

Anna Mazan, Clive James, Maria Matthews, Richard Rawlings, Wendy Wenham, Andrew Curtis