Every year we aim to put on seven main house productions, plus we host live music gigs, comedy shows, one act plays, performances from touring theatre companies and much, much more. If you would like to get involved either backstage, on stage or front of house check our website, your newsletter or the notice board in the theatre for further details.
Saturday morning drama classes for school years 3 to 10.
The Criterion Youth Theatre for young people school year 11 and above.
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for homemade cake, coffee/tea, and our second hand book sale (10AM to 12PM).
Throughout the year there are various fundraising events including our May Day event during the Earlsdon Festival.
Wash down a homemade mince pie with a glass of mulled wine and sing your heart out at our annual Christmas Carol sing along and then celebrate New Year's Eve with us! We host a party for our members every New Year's Eve, which includes a delicious buffet, music and entertainment, fizz and fireworks.
To become a member of the Criterion Theatre today or renew your membership, just click here
New Members Evenings
Our next New Members Evenings will take place on:
- Wednesday 5th October at 8:00 PM
- Wednesday 23rd November at 8:00 PM
- Wednesday 18th January at 8:00 PM
- Wednesday 26th April at 8:00 PM
If you'd like to let us know you'll be attending one of these evenings you can send us a message here
. Your host will tell you all about the theatre and answer any questions.
Types of Membership
We offer benefits to all our members when they join the theatre.
We have different types of membership and the benefits available are as follows:
Company membership - Cost £20 per year
- To participate in productions including; Directing, Acting, Stage Managing, Prompt, Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Set Build, Set Paint, Wardrobe and Props
- Front of stage volunteer i.e. Front of House, Coffee Bar, Box Office and the Bar.
- Discounted ticket price for Criterion productions
- Regular communication
- Voting rights at AGM
- Ability to stand as a Director
- Discounted ticket price for Criterion social events
Club Membership - Cost £10 per year
To participation in any part of front of house including; Box Office, Bar, Front of House Manager and coffee bar
Discounted tickets for productions
Discounted tickets for special events
Regular communication e.g. Newsletter, Chat from the Chair, Season Leaflet, other member letters, emails and correspondence
Youth Company Membership (aged 16-18 years) - Cost £5 per year
The same benefits as Company Membership
To become a member just fill in a membership form available in the Theatre foyer and drop in the black letter box near the front door or pay directly when the Box Office is open. You can also sign up at one of our New Members Evenings.