Pheonix Theatre Company

Anyone interested in joining the society please contact our secretary Alison Whittaker email


Brief History 

In the Autumn of 1982, a group of friends gathered to form The Phoenix Theatre Company. Most of the early members (but not all) were previously members of Church Road Parent Teachers' Association, who, as one of their many activities, had performed Pantomimes in the School Hall to swell the PTA funds.  As there were interested parties who wished to continue as a dramatic entity, it was decided to form an independent society. Almost inevitably the name for the new society was The Phoenix Theatre Company - a new society arising from the ashes of the old.

Over the years, the society grew and since 1982, have performed some 120 plays (including theatre suppers and theatre dinners), the actors and plays winning many prestigious awards along the way.  The majority of these performances were held at their previous venue, Chorley Old Road United Reform Church, but sadly, in 2003, the church and its hall were demolished and since that time, they have been performing wherever they can hire premises.  Seeking a permanent venue is far from easy, as there are many aspects to consider – some obvious, some less so - but they continue to be hopeful of finding something, somewhere in the near future.