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Kingsclere Players

Kingsclere is a charming village located between Newbury and Basingstoke in the county of Hampshire.

This sought-after village benefits from many amenities including public houses, a village club, various shops and of course, The Fieldgate Centre where we perform many of our shows.

Although there is no exact date, one of the first documented records we have of the Kingsclere Players is from 1961 which was for a production called Dry Rot, produced by John Perry (of the Crown) and which was presented in the Albert Hall.

Since at least the 1960’s, the Kingsclere Players have been providing entertainment for all ages and talents and has engaged with many people in the village (and further afield) providing many wonderful opportunities.

In 2023, after the devasting effects of Covid and lockdowns – and a general fall in the attendance of live theatre – a group of local, dedicated volunteers came together to re-establish The Players. Under the leadership of Chairperson Jessica Craker-Knott, a hugely successful production of Peter Pan followed, which saw a resurgence of membership numbers and put the Players back at the top of their game!


We now look forward to continuing to contribute to village life, participating in village and local events and offering more opportunities for people to try their hand at all aspects of stage craft.

As well as two to three performances a year, workshops and events for our younger members, we also offer a vibrant array of social activities. We meet regularly within the village at several venues to socialise and perform: The Fieldgate Centre and the Village club to name but two!

Whether you love treading the boards, directing, writing, being busy backstage, lighting the lights and playing the music, creating costumes or being fabulous front of house (without all of which no production could go ahead!) we encourage anyone with an interest in theatre to come along and join the group.

Fun, friends and a great social scene awaits!

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